riding white pony is even better!
riding white pony is even better!
Off the top of my head: Sufjan Stevens, James Blake, Explosions in the Sky, Mumford and Sons, Bon Iver, Caribou, Chiddy Bang, Wale, Titus Andronicus, Fleet Foxes, Noah and the Whale, The National, Sleigh Bells, Ratatat, The Tallest Man on Earth, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and Yeasayer
That should keep you occupied.
I love explosions in the sky. It reminds me of dewey mornings in late summer before double session football practices. Nostaligia...
Mumford and Sons and Bon Iver, yes! I hear Bon Iver is coming out with some new stuff. Can't wait for that.
Oh, and toMagnus - I also like some Matt Waddle (Obadiah Parker) has a pretty sweet Live Album where they cover "Hey Ya" by Outkast. It was on the Finale of Scrubs I think like 4 years ago or something. The rest of the album is pretty good. You really can't go wrong with a little Pearl Jam to cleanse the eardrums every now and then either.
FYI if you know where to look and aren't morally opposed to downloading music illegally Bon Iver's new album is already on the internets.
Just downloading it now as a matter of fact...
No moral opposition here. I have been looking for a new site to download some music from. If you don't mind sharing, I'd love to hear where your grabbing the new Bon Iver from now. If you'd rather do it off the board, I'll give you my email.
I found my copy from btjunkie.org. Run a search for Bon Iver and it should be on the top. It just leaked today and there weren't any ratings on it but I dowloaded fairly quickly and ran my anti-virus on it and it came out clean.
If you're worried about privacy, programs like "peerguardian" work well in my experience
Your musical tastes sound right up my alley. Sufjan Stevens, Explosions in the Sky, Fleet Foxes, the National, and Sleigh Bells are already in my repertoire. I'm not a fan of Bon Iver (his voice drives me a little crazy), but I'll check out some of the others.
What if I told you that you could listen to a Bon Iver song sung by a girl with a beautiful voice, would that be something you might be interested in?
yeasayer is awesome, ambling alp is a really catchy song
Just started getting into mumford and sons. Really good stuff.
I'm too cool for just about everything.
However, the blue album is one of my top ten favorites of all time.
You think you're too cool for school? Well I've got a newsflash for you, Walter Cronkite...you aren't
I love the blue album
Check out some Black Keys, but go with their older stuff, or some live stuff. Some of their best stuff is live on Youtube:
Their latest album is a bit over produced, in my opinion.
Can't go wrong with Muse either:
Brothers was probably still overproduced, but it was still solid. This is off a mashup album with Big Boi which I loved called "The Brothers of Chico Dusty"
mac miller, chris webby enough said
i hope i dont get negged for this but chris webby's la la la song is awesome
A few years ago, he was Sonny Moore and singing for these guys...
I'm not sure most people are physically fit enough to play like he does. Hell I start to hurt after playing drums on guitar hero for half an hour, and he probably manages more hits in one song than I do in said half hour.
if you like electrotechno music, I would recommend Deadmau5.
If you like electropop too then you should check out Calvin Harris. Great mixes with Deadmau5 too.
1. Smith Westerns, Dye it Blonde
2. The TuneYards, WHOKILL
If you like Arcade Fire/ Black Keys type shit, you'll love this. Way more talented bands, and not as poppy. Middle schoolers aren't jamming this shit.
I've listened to a couple songs by each, and I like them both. Thanks. The Smith Westerns might be my next purchase...
For sure knew you were jamming them already. Keep your suggestions coming man.
Some favorites in that same genre are 764-HERO, Apples in Stereo, Caviar, Fig Dish, and Owsley
you should listen to OFWGKTA, don't worry about what sara and teegan say, they are awesome. Also listen to some of their members solo albums, like earl sweatshirt - earl and tyler the creators new album.
A new TOOL album will be coming out this year, enough said
check out Animals as Leaders also, their song CAFO is pretty awesome if you like prog metal......don't worry there are no vocals so no screaming or growling if you aren't into that, it is some of the best guitar ever though
If TOOL comes out this year, Denard wins 2 Heismans!! They are due but I would wager 2012!!
it was supposed to be out late last year, it looks like it will be out this fall......you know what that means, a tour. I don't know if you have seen them but i strongly encourage you and any other member reading this to see them when they tour for the new album, they are AMAZING. in fact i needed my maynard fix so bad that i sat by the computer at 10 am when APC tickets at the fox theater went on sale and got 1st row balcony seat, so stoked
I feel ya brother!!! Saw them at the Fox when they released 10000 days!!! Amazing face melting experience. I have seen them several times over the years both in Detroit (DTE, Palace, Milan) and in Portland. I too have APC tix for the Schnitzer auditorium out here to get my Maynard fix. I can not wait to hear TOOL's new stuff, though!! Enjoy the show my man!!
Milan? i was at the palace show and i saw them after that at van andel. i wish they played more stuff off of opiate, but i cant complain, if they played every song i wanted them to the concert would be 5 hours long. enjoy your APC show too
Tool rocks live...I have seen them in Pontiac, DTE, Toldeo, Albuquerque, El Paso, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and Vegas...they know how to put on a show.
Loosely related to TOOL (through A Perfect Circle) is Troy Van Leeuwen's other former band, Failure. They're effing amazing. Basically, anything Ken Andrews does is awesome.
didnt failure originally do the nurse who loved me? I love the APC version
The Postal Service
Mad Caddies: Keep it Going
Streetlight Manifesto: Everything Goes Numb
Rise Against: Revolution Per Minute
Hieroglyphics: 3rd Eye Vision
The Pharcyde: The Bizzare Ride II
Deltron 3030: 3030
Dr. Octagon: Dr. Octagonecologist
Soul of Mischief: '93 Til Infinity
Mos Def: The Estatic
Some good choices. Although for Rise Against, not as big a fan of Revolutions as Siren Song or Sufferer and the Witness.
Revolution is as good as it gets from Rise Against. Siren Song and Suffer had some good moments but doesn't have the staying power and consistency from Revolution.
But Revolution is different from both albums so it depends on your music taste
Punk Bands (or at least a sub-genre of punk) - these are mostly fairly new bands
Polar Bear Club - particularly the album "Sometimes Things Just Disappear"
Gaslight Anthem - "Sink or Swim" is one of my favorite albums ever, regardless of genre
Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) - His solo stuff is awesome
The Weakerthans - Every album is just plain brilliant
The Lawrence Arms (or most other chicago punk bands - alkaline trio, smoking popes, etc.)
I like all old punk bands, for the most part. But those are some (relatively) new bands that i apreciate.
Other Bands (non-punk) currently listening to, and also ones I have not seen listed.
Band of Horses, Broken Bells, Matt and Kim, The National, One Day as a Lion, Phoenix
I would agree with you that I prefer Rise Against's older stuff much better. For me it would go "Revolutions Per Minute" then "The Unraveling." Their new stuff sounds like Nickelback. Also, Tim is a preachy mofo. I like listening to music at shows, not to the frontman spew about how much he hates meat. If I wanted to hear some punk rocker talk for an hour, I'd go see Henry Rollin's spoken word tour.
EDIT: I also like most hipster stuff played at the neighborhood Chicago bars.
No offense, but I giggled at The Postal Service being listed as "rock," and then I full out laughed when I read further and saw you had a "chill" cateogry you left them out of.
I don't know why I put them in that category.
Excellent choice on The Pharcyde. I also want to add anything MF Doom as done especially his work with danger mouse as Dangerdoom on the album The Mouse & The Mask.
Do you watch Community? He plays Troy
Do you watch 30 Rock? He is a writer for the show
He does amazing stand-up comedy
...Oh, and he's also one of the best rappers out there. Check him out