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Fifty-Eyed Fred
2009-06-13, 05:40 PM
Hey guys, I need a new band badly. As much as I love what I already listen to, I need some new stuff to spruce up my record collection. That's where you come in: recommend me a band!!!

I mostly enjoy rock, especially heavy rock and some metal. I also like to listen to some indie from time to time. I like both old and new music, but this time I'd love to have a band that are still making songs, you know? If anyone wants me to be more specific about anything, ask away.

Now come forth and improve my music collection!

Pauwel
2009-06-13, 06:10 PM
My recommendation: Porcupine Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceP3K6WBJ_w)

Zocelot
2009-06-13, 08:10 PM
If you gave us the names of some bands that you know you like, that would be very helpful.

Darth Mario
2009-06-13, 09:27 PM
The Fratellis. High energy, modern glam rock from a band originating in Glasgow. Their entire first album, Costello Music, is entirely too catchy for its own good.

Chelsea Dagger, off of that album:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clhOnZRrmXc

Flathead:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKQK8rYZNHY

Henrietta:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Bs9_k3kVc

Creeping Up The Backstairs: (I'd link the music video, but it was made before the album was released and contains an older, poorer mix of the song)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5H_XHNF-yc

Gorgondantess
2009-06-13, 09:38 PM
Rammstein. It's a german industrial/metal/techno band. Very cool.
Awesome (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfHlA3fmJG0)
music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlPhAmaFtVE)
videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SoW5-tLe-U)

Great live music, showmanship and pyrotechnics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNmV5jVOpFc&feature=PlayList&p=0257C61CDF8019AB&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=36)

And the lead singer lights himself on fire.:smallbiggrin: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GrqU0MJxT4)(Not the best song, sadly).

Moff Chumley
2009-06-13, 10:20 PM
If you're into indy, you probably know these guys, but Decemberists, LCD Soundsystem, and TV On The Radio are favorites. On the prog/metal front, check out Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree (again), The Mars Volta, and King Crimson.

And remember, you're not done with Pink Floyd until you own at least nine tenths of their albums.

Athaniar
2009-06-14, 03:38 AM
Listen to Dschinghis Khan. That is all.

Mr.Silver
2009-06-14, 03:52 AM
My recommendation: Porcupine Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceP3K6WBJ_w)

Seconded. Very much so.

Still, it would help if you listed some of the bands you listen to right now, just so as we don't end-up recomended bands you already listen to.

Eldpollard
2009-06-14, 02:23 PM
I'll have to throw my vote in for CAKE. Their genre is... hard to define, but certainly good. If you have spotify you can listen to their whole catalogue for free there.

chiasaur11
2009-06-14, 02:28 PM
Just being clear on this, but you already have opinions on the Ramones, the Velvet Underground, and Sonic Youth, right?

Older stuff, obviously, but quite good. Might be worth a look if by some odd oversight you missed any of it.

Especially the Velvet Underground. Classic band for a reason.

Decoy Lockbox
2009-06-14, 03:33 PM
It sounds like you have pretty broad tastes, like me. Allright, I'm throw some stuff out here and see if you like any of it.

Ayreon is a very cool prog/psychadelic rock/metal band from Holland.

Ayreon - Amazing Flight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKsw3jrvH2E#t=0m32s) (I skipped the spoken word intro for your convenience.)
Ayreon - Isis and Osiris (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqzyUrxeOxM)

If you are up for some even weirder stuff, give Sigh a try, they are probably my favorite band. You never know what you are going to get with these guys. Its like some bizarre fusion of 70s psych/prog rock with black metal, and sometimes its not. A very unique band, truly one of Japan's finest.

Sigh - Midnight Sun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYxTvuXxohM&feature=related)
Sigh - Scarlet Dream (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4qYCqBNs6Y)
Sigh - Death with Dishonor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5o3JBkakgo&feature=related)
Sigh - Curse of Izanagi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr0n7RxATHI)
Sigh - Izuna (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFKwaCiErVQ&feature=related)

Opeth are fairly well know already, but if aren't familiar with them:

Opeth - The Grand Conjuration (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1UgyG0_yag)
Opeth - Bleak (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB1NuL-8Dhc)


For these next ones, I'll just let the music speak for themselves. If you've liked anything I've recommended so far, you might like these.

Emperor - Towards the Pantheon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7u6lTWQLFs)
Lightning Bolt - Dracula Mountain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7BDZ7KyNRE)
Alchemist - Wrapped in Guilt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5Atd0rz77M#t=1m11s)
Psychotic Waltz -- Faded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jdq23guwtw)
Fields of the Nephilim - Reanimator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZzaWIHeQBQ&feature=related)
Death - Trapped in a Corner (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGmWLQPQmDY)
Bad Brains - Regulator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcspR0yCRLY&feature=related)
Coroner - Suicide Command (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJm8Op6YLwE)
Coroner - Voyage to Eternity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zFoFM1FJMw)
Amebix - Arise! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvhkCCUWZLY)
Stone Roses - Love Spreads (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZy19QzqUKk)
Skinny Puppy - Chainsaw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31S7weQH8JA)

Gaelbert
2009-06-14, 09:18 PM
Seconded on the Decemberists.
Vampire Weekend is another good one, very upbeat indie music.
I don't know what you've already listened to, but no matter how many times you've heard Gun N' Roses you always need to listen more. Excluding Chinese Democracy, of course.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are always good.
Kansas, Eric Clapton, Bad Religion.
Giving a list of bands you listen to/enjoy might work.
Just do a youtube search for any of the above, you'll get something good.

Faulty
2009-06-14, 09:27 PM
May I ask some favorite artists of yours?

JabberwockySupafly
2009-06-14, 09:37 PM
Clutch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx6FV2qR2TY).

The video is for Electric Worry off of From Beale Street to Oblivion. Some of the best blues, rock & metal you've never heard of. Check out everything from their self-titled album & up. Just avoid Transnational Speedway League at all costs. If you have to get one album get Elephant Riders, it's solid gold amazing.

Rutskarn
2009-06-15, 12:37 AM
If you haven't invested in Talking Heads, I recommend doing so.

chiasaur11
2009-06-15, 01:16 AM
If you haven't invested in Talking Heads, I recommend doing so.

Need to listen to them. Heard good things.

Mates of State might be worth a look.

Only heard "Get Lighter" so far, but that was freaking transcendent.

The Extinguisher
2009-06-15, 01:54 AM
Circle Takes the Square.

They're unconventional and a little bit screamo, but they're amazing none the less.

Mr._Blinky
2009-06-15, 01:58 AM
If you like indie, try Dispatch (http://www.dispatchmusic.com/index3.html). Best band ever. Minus maybe Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band (that's one group btw, not two).

TSED
2009-06-15, 02:03 AM
In no particular order, a variety of sounds. These range from regular ol' metal to death and techdeath to avant-garde black to doom to post rock to... whatever.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8-zehtCs7U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbWw_apZig8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcWDHBSU_Mg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQfGO1bTffo&feature=channel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZYItWEnwpc&feature=channel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlJxD-WMBb4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mjTvNTJBJs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rSUj6tgHjc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CO7FPU7a2g


Too lazy to name them, sorry, if you like some tell me which and I'll provide a bunch more in that vein.

xPANCAKEx
2009-06-15, 05:10 AM
Elliott were great before they split up - especially the "song in the the air" and "false cathedrals" albums... if you dig them, then get the "photorecordings" album - its a CD/DVD double pack, a live studio album of some of their old stuff, a few remixes, and a recording of their last ever live show

Foals are ultra catchy - indie + math = dance

Nameless
2009-06-15, 06:40 AM
Hey guys, I need a new band badly. As much as I love what I already listen to, I need some new stuff to spruce up my record collection. That's where you come in: recommend me a band!!!

I mostly enjoy rock, especially heavy rock and some metal. I also like to listen to some indie from time to time. I like both old and new music, but this time I'd love to have a band that are still making songs, you know? If anyone wants me to be more specific about anything, ask away.

Now come forth and improve my music collection!

What bands do you already listen to?

Prock
2009-06-15, 12:46 PM
All of the following bands should be in every indie music collection, you may have heard them before

+/- [plus minus]
Steal the blueprints (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzkjrEyAxYs)
Trapped under ice floes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sam66mjif_4)

Neutral Milk Hotel
Two Headed Boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCxEWPLDg5c&feature=related)
Oh Comedy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iipO9Tvk1EI)

Those two bands should keep you entretained for a few months unless you already listen to them.

MichelleLBC
2009-06-16, 06:32 PM
ive recently been listening to human lab. their awesome. they have a very beachy, mellow sound. they have a good vibe. check them out. their perfect for the summer!

nifelheim
2009-06-16, 07:49 PM
Hurra Torpedo!

Rock music played on kitchen appliances. Very very good live band.


http://www.duplexrecords.no/av/hurra/totaleclipse.wmv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuZwnC9rB-A&feature=related

sean o the dead
2009-06-22, 07:06 PM
tool. the most skilled prog metal band i know. no question about it.

Some (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhjG47gtMCo) songs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUXBCdt5IPg) by tool (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIgVMX4It-M)

Ivius
2009-06-22, 07:30 PM
I'd recommend Rush (especially 2112 and Moving Pictures, and some of their earlier hard rock stuff) and a somewhat obscure band called Wishbone Ash (check out Argus).

TRM
2009-06-22, 09:17 PM
They may be too folkey for you, but:

Airborne Toxic Event
Alexi Murdoch

Also, not folksome, but still fairly soft (non-screaming, non-metal) and fairly mainstream indie:

We Are Scientists
The National
Interpol
Death Cab for Cutie
Arcade Fire
Bright Eyes

And,

Electric Six

Which my iTunes classifies as Rock, but they're... different.

Another good band I just heard about:

The Beatles. They have a nice mix of psychedelic rock and soft pop/rock.

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll
2009-06-22, 09:36 PM
Damn, wrong kind of new band. I was about to lament the troubles of finding good rock drummers in a mainly pop/hip hop school, but nooooo:smallyuk:

JabberwockySupafly
2009-06-23, 07:31 AM
tool. the most skilled prog metal band i know. no question about it.

Some (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhjG47gtMCo) songs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUXBCdt5IPg) by tool (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIgVMX4It-M)

No offense meant, but you must not know of many progressive metal bands. Not saying Tool are bad, mind you. I own all of their albums (even the VHS/CD combo for Salival), but they are far from the most talented out there in my opinion.

Other Prog metal bands (which fits in with the thread as I heartily recommend these to any and all looking for something a bit different):

Mastodon - Progressive Sludge Metal at its finest. These guys just get better with every album. My personal favourite is Blood Mountain, but their latest, Crack The Skye is stellar.

Dream Theater - Considered by many to be THE best prog metal band out there. This playgrounder doesn't agree, but can see why people say it. Scenes From A Memory is the obvious choice.

Symphony X - I love these guys. Both The Odyssey & Paradise Lost are amazing albums. I have a hard time going a week without listening to at least one or the other.

Blind Guardian - Power Metal? Yes, but PROGRESSIVE power metal. And awesomely talented, and possibly the best live concert ever (tied with Iron Maiden). Nightfall In Middle-Earth is the usual choice, but if you're not into Tolkein then something like Imaginations From The Other Side would probably suit you better.

Ayreon - Bar none the best progressive metal in my opinion. Every album this guy makes is jaw dropping. He gets the biggest names in metal to guest star in them as well. Here's a list. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ayreon_guest_musicians) The album to check out would have to be The Human Equation. Nothing short of perfect.

Between The Buried And Me - Alaska. Awesome album. Get it now. Why are you still reading this? GO GO GO!

Kamelot - A friend just recently got me into these guys and they are stupidly talented. Can't believe I've been listening to Prog & Power metal for so long and didn't check into them sooner. I don't have any of their albums yet, just a few tracks on iTunes, so I can't really say what their best album would be.

Meshuggah - I don't think there are enough words for me to properly describe Meshuggah. It's some of the most talented progressive death metal and it's shocking how many people have never heard of them. Most people go with Chaosphere. I tend to agree.

So, these are all bands I suggest. Go now! Get to the choppa... I mean the music store!

Last_resort_33
2009-06-23, 07:57 AM
Ayreon - Bar none the best progressive metal in my opinion.

I can confirm that your opinion is entirely correct.

TSED
2009-06-23, 08:19 AM
No offense meant, but you must not know of many progressive metal bands. Not saying Tool are bad, mind you. I own all of their albums (even the VHS/CD combo for Salival), but they are far from the most talented out there in my opinion.

Agreed.

I kind of disagree with the bands you then state, but then, I'm not the biggest prog fan.

HOWEVER:


Meshuggah - I don't think there are enough words for me to properly describe Meshuggah. It's some of the most talented progressive death metal and it's shocking how many people have never heard of them. Most people go with Chaosphere. I tend to agree.


They're techdeath, not prog. Progdeath is like... Gojira or Opeth. Techdeath is Meshuggah, Anata, Gorod, etc. Big difference (to deathheads like me).

Satyr
2009-06-23, 08:30 AM
Gogol Bordello.
I haven'theard many other bands who are so much fun to listen to. And, if you want, you can describe them as exotic. Saw them on a festival this weekend, and was fascinated.

sean o the dead
2009-06-23, 08:30 PM
So, these are all bands I suggest. Go now! Get to the choppa... I mean the music store!

i probably won't agree with you about tool, but yeah. TO THE MUSIC STORE!

JabberwockySupafly
2009-06-25, 07:29 AM
They're techdeath, not prog. Progdeath is like... Gojira or Opeth. Techdeath is Meshuggah, Anata, Gorod, etc. Big difference (to deathheads like me).

Meshuggah, like many great bands, tend to skirt genres. Kind of like how most people call Arch Enemy straight Death when they're closer to Melodeath (and even consider themselves Melodic Death, if memory serves) now. Most Prog-metal fans consider Meshuggah part of the genre, even if they are classified as Techdeath.

But, this is all just semantics. In the end, they're just plain awesome Metal, and isn't that all that matters?

Moff Chumley
2009-06-25, 03:20 PM
DT kicks ass, I'm sorry. And Scenes isn't nearly as good as Octavarium... :smallannoyed:

Swordlol
2009-06-25, 03:47 PM
Name of the band: Cake

Songs:
-Commissioning a Symphony in C
-Wheels
-Nugget
-Comfort Eagle

Edit: And "The Distance".

Verruckt
2009-06-25, 05:09 PM
Mustasch

Good solid Metal.

Not the best band ever, but The Latest Version of the Truth is the perfect metal album (the fact that Vlado Melelr mastered it doesn't hurt)

Double Nature (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z77Fspd5hlg) is a pretty good gauge of their style, but really the album should be imbibed in its entirety for full effect.

MichelleLBC
2009-06-25, 06:06 PM
Adrina Thorpe. Armin Van Buuren remixed her song "Who Will Find Me." I love her entire album

Zocelot
2009-06-25, 06:15 PM
Breaking Benjamin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_benjamin) is a band that I think you might like a lot. They're rock, and some of their songs have a little bit of screaming, but there isn't any growling (although I think that some of their songs would be better if there was).

The first song that I heard by them was Diary of Jane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWaB4PXCwFU) and my favorite song is Breakdown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3ymgYMRbZ0)

Black_Pants_Guy
2009-06-25, 06:41 PM
Kamelot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I438RH1oUJc

Nevitan
2009-06-25, 06:46 PM
Name of the band: Cake

Songs:
-Commissioning a Symphony in C
-Wheels
-Nugget
-Comfort Eagle

Edit: And "The Distance".

YES! Another Cake listener on the boards!
They're really a great band.

Swordlol
2009-06-25, 09:55 PM
YES! Another Cake listener on the boards!
They're really a great band.

Words cannot express how much I agree with you right now.

I have 1,000 songs on my computer, but only around 130 on my Ipod. A good 40 or 50 of them are Cake.

Edit: Including live recordings.

Catch
2009-06-25, 10:00 PM
Gogol Bordello.
I haven't heard many other bands who are so much fun to listen to. And, if you want, you can describe them as exotic. Saw them on a festival this weekend, and was fascinated.

Gypsy Punk. If that doesn't intrigue you in the least, the major constituent of your library is either DMB or esoteric "____" metal.

sean o the dead
2009-06-25, 10:57 PM
DT kicks ass, I'm sorry. And Scenes isn't nearly as good as Octavarium... :smallannoyed:

Agreed on BOTH counts. :smallbiggrin:

Speaking of prog rock, Zappa Plays Zappa is awesome. at least to metalheads who play some jazz as well :smallamused:

Moff Chumley
2009-06-25, 11:21 PM
Yes. Especially when he plays with Vai... :smallbiggrin:

JabberwockySupafly
2009-06-26, 11:02 AM
DT kicks ass, I'm sorry. And Scenes isn't nearly as good as Octavarium... :smallannoyed:

Never said they were bad. Wouldn't have recommended them if I didn't like them. And their best album is highly open to debate due to the number of albums they have and how divisive people are on which is the best. It's all down to preference.

sean o the dead
2009-06-28, 09:28 PM
Never said they were bad. Wouldn't have recommended them if I didn't like them. And their best album is highly open to debate due to the number of albums they have and how divisive people are on which is the best. It's all down to preference.

which is why some people think tool is more skilled then other bands. personally, i'd argue that they use more harmonics and soundscapes rather then constant time changes and lots of guitar arpeggios and such, like you find in bands such as Meshuggah


yeah, im annoyingly persistant :smallbiggrin: