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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:23 PM
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Give me some music to download
I'm closing in on 5000 songs in my iTunes. I know its shallow, but its a status thing I wants them.

To give you an idea where I'm coming from here are some of my favorite bands of late

The Black Keys
Robert Randolph
Arcade Fire
Drive-by Truckers
Spoon
The White Stripes
Arctic Monkeys
Kings of Leon
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

What are your recommendations.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:27 PM
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1. Against Me!'s new album is quite good.
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 06:27 PM by primate1
Death From Above 1979 (If you're not already into them.)
Murder By Death's "Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them?"
Cursive's "Happy HOllow"
The (International) Noise Conspiracy ("A New Morning, Changing Weather" is probably my favourite by them.)
Brand New's "The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me" perhaps.
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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:31 PM
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2. Thanks
I downloaded some Death From Above 1979 earlier. I had to after listening to CSS's "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above". Unfortunately I haven't been able to follow that command yet. :)
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:34 PM
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3. Haha, I hear ya.
They've only got one album, one EP and a remix album. Shame they broke up. "You're A Woman, I"m A Machine" is a kickass album though. "Blood On Our Hands" is one of my favourite songs to play on bass.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:08 PM
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4. Pardon the tangent, but what style of music is this? I've never heard of these bands.
Usually I can find one or two bands in a thread to tell me what the general style is, but you folks have stumped me completely. I guess I'm really out of the loop!
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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:43 PM
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5. I guess Indie would be the best label
of course that is a huge label I know. But they are all different styles within that.

On one hand we have The Black Keys with two members totally rocking out.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XoG3TACGXZo

Then there is Arcade Fire who don't rock out as hard, but with 7 members they produce a little more variety.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=cJRSG95-WEU

Kings of Leon fall between the two members wise, but definitely share more in common with the Keys. This is the song that Bob Dylan told them wasn't bad. Understandably it's a staple of their concerts now.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Su-PfHBuuV0

Arctic Monkeys are an English band doing an impressive job of living up to the ungodly amounts of hype put on them.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ohLd4C-Bh0Y


Drive-by Truckers are a good old southern rock band. This one isn't one of them, but they have also been known to write a damn good protest song or two.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=C3icBcr1_Tw
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:05 PM
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6. Indie, some post-punk revival, some post-hardcore and punk rock in my post.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:08 PM
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7. Thanks to both of you.
I'm definitely out of the loop.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:10 PM
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8. It's called rock-snobbish uber-hepster jive
And apparently all the kids are into it these days.

Now get off my lawn.
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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:34 PM
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10. ha ha that's great
I have actually previewed music and not downloaded it because my first thought was only pretentious assholes would listen to this.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:19 PM
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9. Eric Bachman's cover of Let's Active's Every Word Means No
I have no idea if it's available for download but it's a stunning, minimalist piece of work. He takes the shiny happy original and gives it a tone that's totally appropriate for the actual lyrics:

Watching for a sound to lead me to
Where ever you are
I will always want you

His version is recorded alone in an Outer Banks motel room.

You can almost smell the desperation and isolation.

You'll get tons of music hipster points for downloading it
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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:42 PM
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11. It is on iTunes
It is pretty impressive. It reminds me of something I can't quite place and that is driving me insane.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:48 PM
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12. Here's a list of some good new music I've found
The High Strung (kinda like early music of The Who meets the 21st century

Skeleton Key - they have a junkyard percussion section (literally - it comes from a junkyard)
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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:03 PM
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13. Good description of The High Strung
The singer for Skeleton Key reminds me of Brandon Boyd of Incubus.
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MysticalChicken Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 03:02 PM
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14. I love all those bands except...
Edited on Tue Jul-17-07 03:04 PM by MysticalChicken
...I've never heard The Black Keys or Robert Randolph, and I'm not really a huge Yeah Yeah Yeahs fan.

Arcade Fire is my favorite band, though.

Let's see, a (very!) small sampling of what I recommend:

Elf Power
Elbow
Old 97's (especially anything off their 1998 album, Too Far to Care.)
Son Volt
Wilco
The La's
Air
Air Traffic
Yo La Tengo
The Sleepy Jackson
Mon Frere
Cold War Kids
Bettie Serveert
Buffalo Tom
The Tragically Hip
The Decemberists
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