What music artist or artists have you recently discovered?

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  1. alphie

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    I really didn't want to put this in the Fuzzy for fear of it being SERIOUSLY derailed. :lol 

    I've been on a search for some new music lately and I wanted something different. So, I began a search and found some bands that aren't so great and bands that are freaking awesome.

    One of those bands I just found out about is Flatfoot56. They sound eerily like Dropkick Murphys, with the bagpipes and such. Great band, highly recommend them for anybody who LOVES old school punk.

    www.myspace.com/flatfoot56

    Anybody else have some bands that are unknown and are really good?
     
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    Look at the link in my sig (shameless self promotion)
     
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    Recently "discovered" Thousand Foot Krutch. FINALLY, a Christian band I like.
     
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    I recently discovered "Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies". They are a punk band that does covers of old songs. I love them in a short time I already have all 5 of their albums.
     
  5. alphie

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    Very cool DC, like the old school sound to it. :D 

    Beastbot - TFK ROCKS! Been a fan of theirs since 2001. Hopefully going to see them in concert this summer. :rock 
     
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    Alphie I fucking LOVE YOU!!!!! DKM is one of my favorite bands I'm off to Best Buy tomorow to get Flatfoot56's CD (Or if there are more I will get them)

    For me Mustard Plug, Streetlight Manifesto, Big D and The Kids Table and a band I have loved for a while now but got amped again after seeing them at Warped and seeing them again on the 9th I Voted for Kodos
     
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    My brother liked them too...and i recently (more like 6 months ago) started to try them out too...and i actually like them.

    i too have 5 albums of them :D 


    i also like (through my brother) like Hepcat, Social Distortion, Rancid, and Dropkick Murphys

    and i started to listen more to Laga Savea and liked Ekolu's newest album (Both are Hawaiian Music)
     
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    nice
     
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    Snow Patrol
     
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    mmmm


    TFK = teh hawtness


    one band i discovered this year was Family Force 5
    crazy buncha guys in that band but cool stuff

    err..Manic Drive is another band ive found
    id heard a song of theirs once a long time ago but never rememberd who they were until like this past month or so

    *still waits to see Skillet in concert*
     
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    No problem. :D 
     
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    I love those guys!

    I was recently introduced to a local band called "Shaolin Deathsquad" that does progressive melodic metal. The same friend that got me to see one of their shows also introduced me to the music of Devin Townsend and his band "Strapping Young Lad".

    On my own, I discovered two indie dance/techno artists from Japan that I really like: "Yamajet" and "Cranky".


    :music 
     
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    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Aight...I used to write the reviews on the CDs at my radio station, so I apologize for the production-style blurbs. Still, hopefully this will give you guys an pretty quick idea of the sound & feel for these guys.

    NOTE: All of these artists are on Myspace music, incidentially.

    1. The Golden Gods: If you like the Darkness, you'll like these guys. Same over-the-top, rock-your-socks-off uberness. Same setup - guitars, drums, a screechy lead singer and NO POST-PRODUCTION BULLSHIT. This is straight up badassary, bottled as rock & roll. Awesome stuff.

    2. Dangerdoom's album, "The Mouse and the Mask:" "Clever" is the best word I can use to describe this album. It's got the guys from Dangerdoom, Taleb Kwali (sp?) and some other awesome artists rappin' rappin' rappin' about the characters from Adult Swim. The reason I say "clever" as opposed to "awesome" is because, well...I dunno, despite how awesome the rappin' and the lyrics and the flow is, it feels just a tad preproduced. It's like the Space Ghost Musical Barbeque albums, but for rap fans.

    3. Gnarls Barkley's album, "St. Elsewhere:" I cannot sing enough praises of this album. It's like somebody melted a Curtis Mayfield and an Outkast vinyl and poured it into one record mold. It's so damn sweet I want to lick it. Awesome, awesome soulful funk that harkens back to the days of Sly Stone, all while bringing along the synths & backbeats we know from rap & hip hop nowadays.

    4. Katherine Whalen: This poor girl, who once sang for the Squirrel Nut Zippers, has been afflicted with bad production. The few tracks of her new solo stuff that I've found are riddled with sound mismatches, staticy aftertaste and generally poor mixing. It's a damn shame, too - Whalen's voice is still sweet and sassy and, unfortunately, just BARELY cuts through too-loud instrumentals.

    5. PPR: Search for them on Myspace and be astounded. They're so loud, thrashingly rude, mean and just downright improper that they're entertaining. There's just something poetic about a line like "I wanna get drunk and fuck yo' sista!"

    6. Peeping Tom: Mike Patton's most recent musical outing, which is...eh. The Faith No More ex-frontman decided it'd be awesome to do a pop album, but WHOA, he's gonna do it all COOL-like and EVIL-style, because HEY, he's Mike Patton and people will like his shit no matter what! Guess what - the album is crappeh. Patton's attempt to mix his dark, post-FNM moody attitude (and consequential rock style) and what he considers "pop" music...well, it falls flat. Nice try, Mike. Go back to Fantomas.
     
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    Being the jazz whore I am I LOVED SNZ so this is a must listen to even with it's faults.
     
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    They are one of my favs, One song to check out, If you haven't already, 'Country Roads' one of their best.
     
  18. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Word. I had a similar response...I grew up in North Carolina and got a chance to see plenty of Squirrel Nut Zippers pre-fwamous shows. When they went the way of the dinosaur, I kept up with WHalen's one other gig and the stuff the other guys were doing.

    ...but, honestly, I really recommend looking for her on myspace and listening to the tracks on there before buying anything. Take heed. Those two tracks are the musical equivalent of a wrecked Mercedes Benz: It may have been great at some point in the past, but somebody's put a lot of work into fucking it up.
     
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    Hey Shin, if you like SNZ you need to check out Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire albums. He was their jazz violinist and after SNZ he released a few jazz albums with his band the Bowl of Fire. After he disbanded the Bowl of Fire he's focused more on other styles, pop, jazz, latin, lofi, indie. His 2005 release, Andrew Bird's Mysterious Production of Eggs, was on my top ten list of 2005.

    Anyway, I just got this live album of Stephen Perkin's (Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros)project band, Banyan titled "Live at Perkin's Palace" It features Willie Waldman (great session play) on trumpet, Mike Watt on bass(Minutemen, Porno for Pyros), and Nels Cline on guitar (Geraldine Fibbers and current Wilco guitarist not to mention an outstanding avantgarde jazz guitarist in his own right). The album is totally reminiscint of Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock jazz fusion. The band is incredibly tight, Nels Cline steals the show with his groovey chops and funky solos. Perkins drumming though is damn good, reminds me of Mike Clark with a little Billy Cobham at times.
     

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