Just been listening through my Locust Fudge collection (German indy folk rock).
For all those not down with the kids: http://www.myspace.com/locustfudge
What other bands are there out there?
If you like a bit of blues/rock'n'roll have a listen to Red Jackson
almost forgot Blade! still the best hip hopper in the world IMO
Not really that obscure but I always thought more people should know about Boards of Canada.
Oh I like this sort of thing!
Life Without Buildings. Unfortunately they only produced one album - In Any Other City - but it was excellent. One of their singles featured in the original Earthed film; The Leanover.
Temple of the Dog - another one ablum wonder, and not really a band, more of a collaboration between the remenants of one band and elements of Sound Garden. But it was a collaboration that produced a brillian album and led to the formation of Pearl Jam.
"...led to the formation of Pearl Jam".
For that alone, they should be consigned to the rubbish bin of history.
What a load of tosh!
There are a lots of bands and recording artists out there who never got their due or were ripped off in some way. Including some really well-known ones, paradoxically. Cheesyfeet's posts about X-Factor winners reminded me that it's seldom the people who have the talent that make the money...
good to see Swervedriver above.
Anyway, my go and I think you should all listen to the Black Angels, especially the first album. Stomping dark psychedlic guitarry stuff. The band are great, they all swap instruments throughout a gig which is impressive. I like, I like alot.
i like the black angels too, passover was a great album - is anything else in the pipeline?
Frightened Rabbit, go listen now, go on, I dare ya.
The Del Fuegos
The Jayhawks (not that obscure, but excellent nonetheless)
Whatever happened to Thee Hypnotics?
The Em&M's - they do indeed rock (in my garage three evenings per week and Sunday afternoons unless one of them has been grounded).
yoassarian - they released a second album sometime last year called 'Directions to See a Ghost'...not as immediate as Passover but it's a definite grower. Best loud.
and I forgot to add, why aren't Fu Manchu bigger?
agreed re: Fu Manchu
Quite well known in indie circles probably, but deserve a much wider audience for the quality of Stephen Merritt's songwriting.
I will be shot for saying this by many but....
I really think Mansun were class, they missed the boat by being different and obscure, up their own arse on many track but take a listen to 'The chad who loved me'...
Must Be Tuesday. Totally under-rated and one of my fave bands. I'd rather they didn't get too big though so *ssshhhh*
"Weddings, Parties, Anything". Australia's finest
"Left Hand Down". NZ's finest
check out NZ band called Golden Horse, the female lead singer MMMMMMMMM
The Mountain Goats
John Darnielle is THE BEST lyricist in the world.
fact, not up for debate.
also add onto there, Tom Mcrae, I am Kloot, Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies, the Crimea, Gogoll Bordello, the Frames, Andrew bird, Clann Zu and The Dears
all ace, all deserve more recognition
The Fall are the archetypal cult band though, I'm sure they'll get their dues eventually.
A mention for the Jazz Butcher (who incidentally has a sing called Southern Mark Smith), a brilliant songwriter and lyricist who might have been huge if he was a bit less clever-clever.
I get the feeling that one man's obscure is another man's everyday fare!
I would personally put forward "The Dodos". I reckon that Visiter [sic] was one of the best albums of 2008.
Have a soft spot for Electrelane and Broadcast too.
sleater-kinney- good call.
Apparently named after the sign for a turn off on a highway in Washington state. -Can't think of a British equivalent whihc would sound so good...!?
The Flowerpot Men.
Maylene and the sons of disaster
Mad Dog Mcrea
And probably more but thats all that springs to mind.
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