Amazing bands you listen to and nobody knows about


#21

Got that Burning Brides album somewhere. Really liked the song Arctic Snow. Might dig it out and see what I think of it now


#22

Sometimes find some great stuff on soundcloud.


Kinda electronic lo-fi soundscapes with crunchy bits


a bit folktronica-y if I remember correctly


Shoe gaze goodness

There’s millions more, that’s just a few recent ones I’ve been into. So many talented people doing it for no money or recognition, simultaneously inspiring and depressing


#23

yea i think this, everytime i go back and listen to them they sound better and better. Easter is probably my favourite but i really like the 1st lp also. Wish they would come back and do some more. Were exceptional live also.


#24

Apparently they did a one off show the other week in Seattle so you never know!


#25

really!? fuck me that is exciting!


#26

Old Amica
https://oldamica.bandcamp.com/
Old Amica are probably my favourite super tiny unheard-of band. Maybe even my favourite band, regardless of known’ness.
They are two chaps from different parts of Sweden, who email their different parts of their songs to each other, from what I can tell. You’d probably need to like melancholic slowish music to like them though. Also inspired by Carl Sagan apparently, which is extra nice. Two songs:

Dunes
(The final 3 or so minutes of this song are one of my favourite parts of any song. Don’t particularly know why, I just love it so much especially after the build up)

Moon
(I decided to make a video for one of their songs with me dressed as a superhero. Half of the views of the video are probably by me though)

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Noiserv


Some one man multi-instrumentalist guy from Portugal. So many lovely sounds in his songs - keyboards, xylophones, guitars, toys, and a great voice. His cds/vinyl records also have the most amazing packaging to equal his songs. Two songs:

Today Is The Same As Yesterday, But Yesterday Is Not Today
(he has so many brilliant videos on youtube, lots of animations or strange things)

I Was Trying To Sleep When Everyone Woke Up
(a live video. I might need to travel to Portugal/Europe to see him play one day)


#27

I also have that album, actually put the track Arctic Snow on my Winter DiS CD swap.


#28

Yeah Arctic Snow is great, that was my introduction to them too. I remember Buddyhead raving about them back in the day but I could never find a sound clip since it was 2001, but I caught the outro being played on a late night radio program and had to get the album immediately. It’s a shame they never got big, the third album really should have done it for them. Great live band too.


#29

Literature, Arab Spring was/is one of my favourite pop records everrrr


#30

Happy Meals from Glasgow


#31

FFO Tobin Sprout


#32

Talk Less, Say more. Sort of spoken electro with philosophical themes. It’s great and the fact this song has only a couple of hundred of views is criminal:

All his albums are available for free: https://talklesssaymore.bandcamp.com/.


#33

Shared a bill with them and the #1s in Cork a few years ago. The Gardaí turned up halfway through the gig thanks to noise complaints. Guess we shouldn’t have been playing a basement gig under a Georgian terrace!


#34

The most wonderful and ridiculous band you’ve never heard of:
The Corn Potato String Band


#35

oh and mike wexler is great - bleary but intense folk psych


#36

Someone check out Teeth & Tongue please!! my favourite local (Australia) release of 2016


#37

#38

I was kind of into Calla for a short while a few years back, but never checked out Aurelio Valle, but will have to now, thanks.

Pretty much 2/3 or more of the bands I talk about in my blog would fit this category.

The River Empires
Apes and Androids
Fjokra

to name a few,


#39

Broke up ages ago but were good. The drummer went on to form Queens of the Stone Age


#40

Did you ever listen to their first album? In my opinion it’s a masterpiece. I wouldn’t say it’s their best because they changed a lot at the end, but the self-titled album and Scavengers where fantastic. Calla is one of the best experimental albums I’ve ever listened, I always wanted to hear anything similar to it, and I’ve never found it!