Young Blood Brass Band jazz/ hip hop/ 30 members / tight
Obscure bands that the world should know about but doesn't.....
Just catching up on recent posts, there are a bunch of mentions here I second; Tom McRae, who can best be described as not being at home to Mr Cheerful, The Shins, The Stills, who's latest album is just astonishingly good, Death Cab For Cutie, Black Mountain, The Like, The Dears.
Sorry, tho', but I can't agree on 65daysofstatic. I saw them by accident in Oxford, after the band I had tickets for, Asobi Seksu, got bumped from their headline spot at one venue to support at the Academy. Asobi were brilliant, but 65days... were just dull. For the first time in thirty five years of gig going I walked out of a headline set after twenty minutes and went down the pub.
ditto Mansun & The Chameleons
don't know if New Model Army class as "obscure" but my fave band for the last 27 years
Try also Puressence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyIpfctAikw&feature=related
Another vote for Frightened Rabbit
also listening to
Aidan Moffat and the best offs
just been looking through those, with a little part of me hoping somebody else would have mentioned..........
six by seven, or
....and you will know us by the trail of dead
but they didnt. so im still in a special select little group of people
the album leaf
the postal service
to name a few
Not a band that I think of as obscure, but given the blank looks I get when I mention them to anybody... Pavement anyone?
The Mystic Valley Band
yes i know there all the Conor Oberst, just different styles but just as good as each other
Someone mentioned earlier... the sadly gone Grandaddy. Tuneful, commercial, just damn lovely and shoulda been huge. Played non stop in my house and even the last album was as good as their best. Some going!
slimtubing - Member
the Chameleons, three great albums and zippo recognition.
Check out also the newly reformed Weta.
Hoodoo gurus, the clouds and the black sea, all quality oz stuff.
I take it that you're not including The Fan and the Bellows in the 3 great albums bit? Burgess and Lever also formed The Sun and the Moon following the Chameleons demise, and they brought out an interesting eponymously titled album.
Rather coincidentally, I'm sat here converting my Chameleons vinyl collection into MP3's as I sit and browse the forum.
i only really rated one song on the sun & the moon album, (just my opinion of course) and yeah, my bad, forgot about the F & B album.
how About the "Shop assistants" bike related too as the guitarist now owns and runs a bike shop.
CountZero - can't believe you walked out on 65dos and thought them dull. Are you sure you got the right band there. This is the 65dos who sound like an explosion in a god factory!
Each to their own I guess..!
Another vote for Fat Freddys Drop
One Million Dollars
Reggie and Full Effect
TV on the Radio
Rusty Spanner - lol - nice association there - God Machine rocked. Bit depressing for everyday listening though I find!
Loads of great suggestions, totally agree with Bob Mould (genius), 65 DaysofStatic, their recent London gig ended in a powercut, damn shame also Grizzly Bear although now they've been on Jules Holland they may not be that unknown for long. Screaming Tea Party, Over The Wall, Errors, vastly underated Modest Mouse, Apples In Stereo and another nod to Les Savy Fav and Yo Lo Tengo.
And bring on ATP this weekend, more underated bands than you can throw a stick at.
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