Sunday, November 26, 2006

THE BEST BANDS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD

Here ia a list of artists and bands on MySpace that you really should know about! Seriously, go through and listen to AT LEAST one song of each, all the way through... take your time. Enjoy. This is by no means a complete list, but it's a start...

CHRIS GARNEAU
I am in love with him so much! I can't stop listening... over and over and over. He feels to me like the smoothing of my ruffled feathers, and I's gots some ruffled feathers in this life. He comforts me.
NOTE: Performing LIVE at THE LIVING ROOM on Dec. 7th!

THE AGE OF ROCKETS
Múm meets The Postal Service in these beautiful, delicate beats, melodious moods, and lullaby lyrics sound-painted by the sweet vocals of Andrew Futral. Gorgeous!
NOTE: Performing LIVE at THE BITTER END on DEC. 11th!

MUM
Delicate, delicate blips and bleeps and beauty from a world between the worlds.

MAHOGANY
NOTE: Performing LIVE at Rockwood Music Hall on DEC. 4th!

JENNY O
I think she reminds me of the best of This Mortal Coil's vocals, with similar haunt and harmony.

GREGORY AND THE HAWK
Gentle, pleasant, story-songs couched in waltzing notes and the kind vocals of Meredith Godreau.
NOTE: Performing with THE AGE OF ROCKETS at THE BITTER END on Dec. 11th!

PLASTIC OPERATOR
WONDERFUL, upbeat and catchy music with the soft singing that reminds me of Erland Oye of KINGS OF CONVENIENCE. This stuff sticks in your frickin' head all day!

Lucy Belle Guthrie
Need I say more... (the daughter of Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie)

Soce, The Elemental Wizard
Making Hip Hop and Rap FUN and Dirty and GAY!

SHORT STORIES

POPULOUS

THE BOY LEAST LIKELY TO
"if all your childhood stuffed animals got together and started a band, it might sound like the boy least likely to" - rolling stone magazine
LOVE THEM!!

TRIPLEPLUS FEELGOOD
Transportive Electronic Ambience

Do you have any you would add to this that you think I would like?

10 comments:

Roy said...

I only know Mum from your list, so i have a lot to catch up with!

But one tip for you is Frida Hyvönen (http://www.myspace.com/fridahyvonen) (unfortunately, no music there, but she's streamable at last.fm), just a female voice, a piano and sometimes other instruments. She's Swedish, blonde, what more can i say? A knock-out...

CocteauBoy said...

Whoosh! Thank you, Roy!! I added her as a FRIEND and will continue to check her out! After you've checked out the bands in my list, let me know which ones you liked...

Troy

Anonymous said...

" All I Have " - Clan of Xymox
" Isolated " - Chiasm
" Avalon " - Juliet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV1DHx1YJK4

Hunkpapa said...

I just saw Mahogany at the Bowery Ballroom and they were fantastic! Hope you made it to that Rockwood Music Hall show. If so, please report.

Hunkpapa said...

Oh, and here's someone you might like:

Alias & Tarsier (http://www.myspace.com/aliasandtarsier)

An obsession of mine lately...

ENJOY!

CocteauBoy said...

Thank you SO much for the heads up, Hunkpapa... I LOVE the band you suggested! Thank god for the internet...

troy

Anonymous said...

ATC » Around The World

Anonymous said...

You would really, really love La Laque

www.myspace.com/lalaque

Blonde Redhead guitars, gorgeous melodies, gorgeous lead singer with breathy vocals.....

Anonymous said...

Wow, i really liked Chris Garneau's stuff. It reminded me a little bit of the singer-songwriter Ben Purdom.
(www.myspace.com/benpurdommusic)
Pretty, but with more shadows.

CocteauBoy said...

Checked out Ben Purdom... nice!