ALSO remember that it's probably important to explain why you like them or maybe post some links too. this isn't intended to supplant regular thread by thread music discussion, but i would like this to be a thread people can click on to find new bands or discuss their current loves. the latter involves more than clicking though!!!!! dumb arguments will probably get deleted. intelligent discussion on the merits of various artists is more than welcome, but if pokefan1996 likes sisqo way more than you think anyone should, calling him a dumb (BAN ME PLEASE) nerd will probably incur the ire of moderators (also remember that sisqo had silver hair for awhile and that's probably more than you can say about yourself). what do i like right now???? bear in mind that i am not very good at describing music......... HEALTH health is a lovely band. sometimes they make electronic music. sometimes they make noisy music. sometimes they make both. this is the only band i could ever imagine covering the third and final lavos theme from chrono trigger as well as the main giygas theme from earthbound so that is probably saying something. don't they look like assholes though? one time i saw them live with gormenghast cause they opened for crystal castles. i didn't like them very much then. live and learn i guess????? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4ygLYHKtCY die slow is the best health song die slow is the best health song die slow is the best health song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cLxbAQMeWE crimewave is another amazing one because the drums are !_! and it's kinda tribal but from some futuristic tribe that found an old tapedeck amongst the ruins of our culture and practiced mad idolatry on it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBpzu4RrBJA EAT FLESH MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I'M TRAVELLING THROUGH SPACE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMmBdY-lcHs die slow pictureplane remix off their disco2 album, something about this sounds really pretty to me!!!! BEACH FOSSILS summery noise pop that just makes you feel like your toes are in the sand and a really pretty girl's hair keeps getting in the way while you're trying to kiss her, SO CUTE. this band is exemplary in its genre. a completely mellow and peaceful take on something so usually feisty. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnBoFiNSRJI youth is the best one i think!!!! SALEM yes witch house is a stupid genre created by assholes and it's not interesting and it's not as cool as it thinks it is and it's a fad and it will disappear just like electroclash but HOLY SHIT WHY DOES EVERYTHING SOUND SO GOOD CHOPPED AND SCREWED http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeHtzs91Xm0 S'ALL BLURRED OUT AYE BITCH I CAN'T SEE YUH CRYSTAL STILTS imagine if ian curtis fucked morrissey in the ass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSxrIOTC1fI i want this song to be playing whenever i meet a really beautiful dignified girl, the kind of girl someone would paint a picture of ELECTRIC WIZARD time to get your fucking doom on. i normally don't like metal as a genre much but shit like this is just such a wondrous mix of relaxing and sort of heavy. i just wanna kinda headbang but like really slowly and inoffensively. what the songs lack in brevity they make up for in assiduousness. their stuff doesn't drag, it just keeps right on truckin'. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKOIUTXquVk turn off your mind WHITE WIRES i rarely plug bands from my city but white wires are fucking incredible (and really sweet dudes + lady). straight ahead rock and roll. ottawa has a remarkable garage scene!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgnea6tGzrA girly girly girly~~~~ this song is the closest i have ever come to wanting a car just to cruise around to SUN KIL MOON lovely and quiet. this guy's voice is so sad but so heartfelt. aaaaaaaaa too bad about the shitty name. dude from the red house painters, a band which i will confess i have never listened to. :awk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKRA7weVyLs fun to listen to when you're feeling introspective, not so fun when you're kinda lugubrious because it makes shit worse AMEBIX incredibly influential in the crust punk scene despite not being musically punk at all. discharge idolizes them even though the sounds are hardly even comparable. i want to smash some serious state when i listen to this. i believe the lead singer was at one point a blacksmith. some songs are heavy and pulsing, others sound like the lament of an anguished lord. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvhkCCUWZLY THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN MUST BE TAKEN BY STOOOOOOORM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1-GVV3cIXU FEEEEAAAHHHH OF GOWWWWWDDDD DR. OCTAGON hi instead of posting all the generic 'unique' white boy rap i listen to i will just post one example. dr octagon aka kool keith aka HE DID AN ALBUM WITH PRINCESS "IM A BAD BABYSITTER GOT MY BOYFRIEND IN THE SHOWER" SUPERSTAR is crazy and interesting and dr. octagonecologist is in the span where every single fucking thing dan the automator produced was absolute gold (deltron 3030, music to make love to your old lady by) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W__sSidbMHg sorta spooky beats with hot fire spit by a man who could pull a sharpened bone out of nowhere, impale you with it, and your immediate response, simultaneous with your nervous system alerting you that something bad has happened, would be 'yeah i guess that makes sense'. T REX i wish i lived in a time where people could seriously put out pop albums with the name 'my people were fair and had sky in their hair... but now they're content to wear stars on their brow'. that time was the 60s. a lot of wonderful music came from this decade, too bad about, like, everything else. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJArY4umyuE this song makes me want to fall in love with someone so i could play it over and over again WOMEN probably the most interesting band with the most potential to change the face of music since liars. they also kind of sound like them. coincidence?????? not only do i have an affinity for tribal and monotonous drumming BUT this band is extra fun for me because i just imagine the band girls only all grown up!!!!! :cheeky: :cheeky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jqL5w8-eiQ don't you just want to find anything that makes noise that you can bang on in time to this beat? THE BOOKS i cannot see myself ever tiring of this group. every single thing they've ever done is enormously beautiful. one man is a cellist and one man is a guitarist and both men are men i want to hug until they get uncomfortable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u8URPak86g one of the reasons i want to direct a film is to have this in a pivotal scene. or a regular scene because this song would suffuse it with the pivot it would need to become pivotal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC35WrKC_nY i did not think songs could float until i heard this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjVC6BdnKxo ar ee ay dee ee ay tee ess el ee ee pee REAL ESTATE not sunny day fufufufu. sometimes they sound like grizzly bear but sometimes they don't. more beach music. it's wonderful that songs can be so happy without really being upbeat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0C22Ms5N1Q beach music called snow days? is that even legal????? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNFXmSepFT0 i have started saying 'if its alright ill walk next to you' in real life and sometimes it makes girls blush COLD CAVE whenever i think i don't like this band anymore i listen to the trees grew emotions and died and then i remember that i do. funny how that works. it's kind of like if joy division made dance music. yes i know i am basically describing new order. sometimes they are distinctly different from new order and sometimes they are very similar so i don't even know anymore, you've got me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psvq60njm0w i bu ried see ded lies and so the trees grew e mo tions and died and now you can't breathe good bye oh ITS LIKE A REALLY ANGSTY ROBOT OH MY GOD ------------------------------------------------------ what bands do YOU like? no, i don't think i'm unique or interesting for liking these bands. this is the age of the internet. everything is at your fingertips. there are no unique nor exclusive cultures anymore because with 20 minutes of perusing some dickhead's blog you can become as hip as he is. before you dismiss me as a pretentious 'indie kid' remember that you were given the option to listen to this music. if you do and like it, i guess you're indie! if you don't i guess you're even indier because you have a _controversial opinion_! you should start a blog. on a lighter note, if any of you like stuff like this i or evan or foreys (heh................) would be delighted to name a plethora of bands that sound similar to any one of these, if you're looking to further expand your horizons. now, smogon, expand MY horizons!!!!