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Your music collection?

Asked by Foolaholic (5801points) January 8th, 2008

Tell me some bands that you listen to. Lesser known names would be better; someone you know other people don’t listen to.

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jarodbo's avatar

The Hero Factor is a band out of Tulsa, Oklahoma that I really like. They sound a bit like a cross between The Killers and Maroon 5. Probably a poor description but I’m just trying to relate them to some more known artists…

Check out their website to hear some of their stuff:
http://www.theherofactor.com/

wodowd's avatar

Recently i’ve been listening to Hot water music, Samiam, Gaslight anthem, Mustard plug, and Streetlight manifesto.

damianmann's avatar

Animal Collective

New Wet Kojak

Black Lips

Dalek

Metal Chicks

Isis

Sun Dial

Ancients

(to name a few)

Foolaholic's avatar

Menomena

Andrew Bird

Vampire Weekend

Jamie T.

The Streets

The Kooks

I’m From Barcelona

Freezepop

The Format

Eight's avatar

Ravens and Chimes

acebamboo77's avatar

The Matches
Rocketface
Off By One
PlayRadioPlay
Cinematic Sunrise
Guano Apes
Colin Haye
Kings of Leon
The Hold Steady

sdeutsch's avatar

Storyhill is my favorite band – they’re mostly acoustic guitar – kinda folky and kinda mellow, and their lyrics are some of the best I’ve ever heard. I don’t think you can get them from iTunes yet, but here’s their website: www.storyhill.com

christybird's avatar

@Foolaholic – I just discovered Vampire Weekend, they are great!

Some of my more obscure favorite music includes Bay area musician Sean Hayes, an Australian indie-pop band called the Lucksmiths and French singer Camille. Her album “le Fil” is pretty interesting.

howbecome's avatar

I’ve been very pleased with the music of Michael Heaton for a while. Very well-written songs. “Our Little Secret” is a great album to own and enjoy.

The Beautiful South recently disbanded but they leave behind quite a bit of recorded music. Any of their collected works are outstanding.

Tally Hall. Outstanding debut record, “Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum.” Quirky and tuneful.

Sara Gazarek is a young jazz vocalist with an amazing voice and outstanding band. I expect she will continue to improve and expand her audience. Several good CDs.

seek2be's avatar

Akron Family, Castanets, Phosphorescent, Talking Heads, Flaming Lips

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Foolaholic
Freezepop FOREVER! ^_^

1200 micrograms
shpongle
Paul Dateh
8bit betty ,another from 8bit betty
Leather Dynamite (no link, not really appropriate for all ages)
The Anthony Lattanze Band (Jokes of Main St is a one of my favs)
That 1 Guy

the music there is really all over the board as far as genre is concerned, hope you guys enjoy it.

robhaya's avatar

M.I.A.
2 Skinnee J’s
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
CSS
Madvillain
Dangerdoom
Lupe Fiasco
Mickey Avalon
New Young Pony Club
Peaches

aloha's avatar

deerhunter / place to bury strangers / no age / robbers on high street / the veils

chaosrob's avatar

Monsters Are Waiting
Great Northern
The Distants
Ejector Girls
The Spores
Silversun Pickups
Twilight Sleep
She Wants Revenge
The Dollyrots
Emily Wells
Sick City
Io Echo
The Bird And The Bee
Earlimart
The Airborne Toxic Event
Dick Van Dick
Klee
Sea Wolf
Autolux
Ladytron
Freezepop
Goldfrapp
Eagle And Talon
Sabrosa Purr
Gram Rabbit
Bonde Do Role
Klaxons
The Little Ones
CSS
Mighty Six Ninety
Snowden

(This is pretty much a playlist right off the iPod…)

Foolaholic's avatar

Thanks for the impute everyone, I’ve found a lot of things I like! I’ve also got a couple more for the list:

As tall as Lions

Ayreon

The Boy Least Likely To

The Cinematic Orchestra

Fiest (although she’s gotten pretty popular now)

A fine Frenzy

The Fratellis

Frou Frou (most people know her from the Garden State sountrack, but you really ought to go listen to an album of her albums)

Gregory and the Hawk

The Hush Sound

Of Montreal

Mad Caddies

The Pillows

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (although it’s all christmas music)

We are Scientists

bethanski's avatar

Check out Margot and the Nuclear So-and-So’s.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@foolaholic not all of Trans-Siberian Orchestras music is christmas, one cd was all like Mozart and Beethoven which was awesome. TSO is great, definitely have to try and get tickets next time they come around.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

not sure how popular/unpopular these all are, as i don’t watch tv/listen to the radio often, but:
she & him, gregory and the hawk, mates of state, ben kweller, adam green, the felice brothers, two gallants, willy mason, peachcake, lemonade, foxy shazam, jenny lewis, the sounds, be your own pet, los campesinos!, of montreal, men women and children, murs, patrick wolf, tilly and the wall, tom gabel (the guy from against me!‘s solo project), zox, vanessa carlton

i just realized that i repeated some. man, there are some jellies with incredible music tastes here (imo)

Ichji's avatar

Burzum, Summoning, The Ruins Of Beverast, Wolves In The Throne Room, Horn, Urfaust and other Black Metal acts that do not suck ass.

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