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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #100 on: 23 May 2008, 22:25 »

I can never understand why the Silver Jews aren't more appreciated. It's not like nobody's ever heard of them: everyone with an interest in the "indie scene" know about them, but very few of them seem to listen to them. Perplexing and disappointing!

I listened to some Silver Jews. I even heard 'em live at Pitchfork!  However, they do not excite me.  I don't understand what the deal is.

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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #101 on: 24 May 2008, 00:04 »

I guess it depends on how much you like wryness.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #102 on: 24 May 2008, 02:49 »

Ladyhawk definitely needs more love
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #103 on: 24 May 2008, 09:45 »

Oh wait, do they have good lyrics then? Cus when I first hear a band I don't necessarily listen to the lyrics, and I also have a really terrible memory. I mean, after hearing the fuss again I intended to give them another try anyway, but now I know what to look for.

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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #104 on: 24 May 2008, 09:56 »

David Berman is one of my favourite lyricists. His poetry is pretty great too.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #105 on: 24 May 2008, 14:02 »

Somehow, the two may just be interrelated.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #106 on: 24 May 2008, 15:42 »

Ladyhawk are so incredibly great.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #107 on: 24 May 2008, 21:07 »

Yeah, the guys and gals at Jagjaguar really know how to pick 'em.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #108 on: 24 May 2008, 22:43 »

I am firmly convinced that Jagjaguwar are the best label currently operating.

  • Okkervil River
  • Ladyhawk
  • Black Mountain
  • Julie Doiron
  • Daniel Johnston
  • Sunset Rubdown
  • Parts & Labor

Honestly, if you pick up a record and it says "Jagjaguwar" on the back, you're almost guaranteed it'll be good.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #109 on: 25 May 2008, 07:07 »

Have A Nice Life. Those guys have got to be one of the most interesting bands I've heard, it's a shame they've stopped producing physical copies of their 'Deathconsciousness' album. I recommend them to anyone who likes Shoegaze/ Industrial/ Metal. http://www.myspace.com/haveanicelife

It doesn't happen often that a band wows me at the first listen.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #110 on: 25 May 2008, 07:55 »

Ever since downloading the one My Dad Is Dead album from the mediaf!re thread, I have been amazed at how overlooked he/they apparently are/were.  Last.fm is telling me there are just over 30,000 plays total for all his recorded output.  That's shocking because Jesus Christ, he's awesome.  In my whole life I can only think of maybe a dozen times I've ever heard anyone mention him.  It boggles the mind, especially considering the year that album came out - 1989!  A near-perfect blend of Joy Division, Fugazi and a splash of Husker Du.  So, so good.

Nice to finally find someone else who's heard of Husker Dü, but you forgot the umlaut(s).
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #111 on: 25 May 2008, 08:06 »

Everyone I know has heard Husker Du.   :?
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #112 on: 25 May 2008, 08:48 »

Unborn babies know Hüsker Dü, man.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #113 on: 25 May 2008, 18:23 »

Well "here" wouldn't exactly be a fair representation on the general populous, seeing that almost everybody here is well-versed in indie/fringe music.
Whereas most poeple just like whatever they hear on 92 PROFM >.<
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #114 on: 25 May 2008, 21:01 »

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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #115 on: 25 May 2008, 21:05 »

I am firmly convinced that Jagjaguwar are the best label currently operating.

  • Okkervil River
  • Ladyhawk
  • Black Mountain
  • Julie Doiron
  • Daniel Johnston
  • Sunset Rubdown
  • Parts & Labor

Honestly, if you pick up a record and it says "Jagjaguwar" on the back, you're almost guaranteed it'll be good.

I love Jagjagwar, it's by far my favorite label, though there are still a number of bands on the label I've yet to listen to.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #116 on: 25 May 2008, 21:37 »


I can never understand why the Silver Jews aren't more appreciated. It's not like nobody's ever heard of them: everyone with an interest in the "indie scene" know about them, but very few of them seem to listen to them. Perplexing and disappointing!

Seriously?  My friends and I make fun of the Silver Jews ALL the time.  In fact I was introduced to them by my friend saying
"Hey Phill, let me introduce you to the worst band in the world."
"Worse than H.I.M.?" (But I still kind of like H.I.M)
"..........yes."

Honestly, I don't like them at all.  I tried listening for the music.....which I found to be terrible, and then I tried listening to the lyrics, which I didn't find poetic at all.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #117 on: 25 May 2008, 23:38 »

Things don't have to rhyme in order to be poetic.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #118 on: 26 May 2008, 03:58 »

Well "here" wouldn't exactly be a fair representation on the general populous, seeing that almost everybody here is well-versed in indie/fringe music.
Whereas most poeple just like whatever they hear on 92 PROFM >.<

I know you're a new chap, but customarily we don't have images in our sigs round these parts.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #119 on: 26 May 2008, 16:41 »

Well "here" wouldn't exactly be a fair representation on the general populous, seeing that almost everybody here is well-versed in indie/fringe music.
Whereas most poeple just like whatever they hear on 92 PROFM >.<

I know you're a new chap, but customarily we don't have images in our sigs round these parts.
..And why would that be?
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #120 on: 26 May 2008, 16:59 »

It hogs bandwidth.  They're also really obnoxious.

No 'fence.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #121 on: 26 May 2008, 17:17 »

It hogs bandwidth.  They're also really obnoxious.

No 'fence.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #122 on: 26 May 2008, 17:21 »

Things don't have to rhyme in order to be poetic.

I know that, I'm aware of what poetry is. I just didn't like the Silver Jews at all.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #123 on: 26 May 2008, 18:21 »

itsrabid your sig is still rather obnoxious, at least I think. Try just having it with a normal size and color. Keep it simple. If you notice, nobody has an extravagant sig 'round these parts.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #124 on: 26 May 2008, 20:10 »

Link-heavy sometimes, but never extravagant. Your avatar can be extravagant though but within limits.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #125 on: 27 May 2008, 02:59 »

Basically I'd liike to think the rule of thumb is; if your sig is distracting from the actual content of your post, tone it down there sonny jim.

On topic, there's an MC, on Rhymesayers, named Eyedea, and he occasionally raps under the name Oliver Hart. In my opinion he's a ridiculously gifted MC with flow to spare and a mean freestyle who writes incredible, heartfelt, darkly funny introspective raps.

Tell me someone else here has at least heard of him?
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #126 on: 27 May 2008, 06:01 »

another overwhelmingly ignored band: the shaky hands from portland oregon

they really are effing amazing, especially live

if you haven't get their self titled album, you'll be listening to it nonstop for a week gaurunteed
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #127 on: 27 May 2008, 07:57 »

Just re-discovered another "criminally ignored band" - Clutch.

Caught them this weekend at Summercamp.  They had completely fallen off my radar.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #128 on: 27 May 2008, 08:22 »

Monotype. They're this local act from somewhere in the UK that I discovered by putting random words into the MySpace music search. My personal favorite song of theirs is "Beauty That Exists". I guarantee that none of you have heard of them.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #129 on: 27 May 2008, 08:28 »

..And why would that be?

This is a question I've never understood, when I've been on or moderated forums or half life servers. The answer only needs to be 'because it's the rules!'
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #130 on: 27 May 2008, 09:38 »

On topic, there's an MC, on Rhymesayers, named Eyedea, and he occasionally raps under the name Oliver Hart. In my opinion he's a ridiculously gifted MC with flow to spare and a mean freestyle who writes incredible, heartfelt, darkly funny introspective raps.

Tell me someone else here has at least heard of him?

I know dat sucka! I have the Eyedea & Abilities album E&A.  It's super fly.

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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #131 on: 03 Jun 2008, 19:45 »

the dB's. their first 2 albums stands for deciBels (1981) and repercussion (1982) are powerpop genius, yet nobody seems to know who they are. they moved from north carolina to NYC in the '70s and hung out with television; the frontman chris stamey started up a record label (Car Records) and released Chris Bell of Big Star's "I Am the Cosmos" single; and Chris Stamey recently (well, I think in 2005) did an album with Yo La Tengo. the dB's definitely deserve recognition as being probably the best powerpop band of the 1980s.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #132 on: 03 Jun 2008, 21:35 »

I remember the dB's!  They were indeed great.

Which reminds me of another band - Young Fresh Fellows.  (There's a great They Might Be Giants song on Flood that references both bands.  It's called "Twisting".  It rocks.)
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #133 on: 03 Jun 2008, 21:53 »

I remember the dB's!  They were indeed great.

Which reminds me of another band - Young Fresh Fellows.  (There's a great They Might Be Giants song on Flood that references both bands.  It's called "Twisting".  It rocks.)


Nice, I had no idea the Young Fresh Fellows line was an actual band.  I'll have to check them out.
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« Reply #134 on: 04 Jun 2008, 01:44 »

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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #135 on: 04 Jun 2008, 02:29 »

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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #136 on: 04 Jun 2008, 07:36 »

Munly. I only know a handful of people who have ever heard of him, but the music is a creepy-crawly jaunt through the deep south at night kind of thing.

So Many Dynamos: Went to college with the singer of this band and have seen them play live more times than I've seen my girlfriend naked, but unless you're at one of their shows it's hard to find someone who has heard of them.

Menomena. Their albums should be mailed to everyone once they turn 18. Edit: Just realized that Menomena was up for a Grammy for Friend and Foe. D'oh!

Additionally, and these guys are really new but whatever:  Foals. Think a more easily accessible Battles.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #137 on: 04 Jun 2008, 08:25 »

I really can't see the Foals/Battles comparisons save for the French Open and Balloons, they've always sounded more like Bloc Party to me.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #138 on: 04 Jun 2008, 08:28 »

I dunno. I definitely hear it in several of the songs. The guitar tone and rhythms especially.

Oh, and I wanted to mention Maps and Atlases.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #139 on: 04 Jun 2008, 13:06 »

I know I've either seen So Many Dynamos, or seen them on the lineup for some venue or festival I've been to...

They ever play St. Louis, or any of the bigger festivals?
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #140 on: 04 Jun 2008, 14:43 »

They're a St. Louis band. Based out of Edwardsville, Il right now. I just saw them at the Riverfront Times Festival on Sunday. They're radical to the maxx.
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« Reply #141 on: 04 Jun 2008, 15:45 »

They're a St. Louis band. Based out of Edwardsville, Il right now. I just saw them at the Riverfront Times Festival on Sunday. They're radical to the maxx.

That would definitely explain why I'd heard the name at least :D
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #142 on: 04 Jun 2008, 18:23 »

Beulah

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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #143 on: 04 Jun 2008, 18:53 »

I agree times eight thousand.

I bought the actual album just a couple weeks ago! I was listening to "Emma Blowgun's Last Stand" and then I just... impulsively decided to buy it. By mail-order directly from the band. I don't think it's available new from anywhere else.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #144 on: 04 Jun 2008, 19:47 »

Beulah

Wait, really?  I remember listening to their first couple albums around '98 and thinking they were like Elf Power, only not nearly as good.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #145 on: 04 Jun 2008, 19:49 »

I don't hear nearly enough folks talking about Windmill around here.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #147 on: 07 Jun 2008, 00:01 »

Wait, really?  I remember listening to their first couple albums around '98 and thinking they were like Elf Power, only not nearly as good.

If Elf Power are half as good as Beulah, then I'd be impressed. So I guess I'll get off my ass and finally listen to some Elf Power.

The One AM Radio is easy to get into and everyone should love him.  I posted one album, A Name Write in Water, ages and ages ago, but it's probably gone becaue of the restructuring that occurred in the mediafire thread.

Also: although by no means are Pere Ubu little known, more people should know about them.

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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #148 on: 07 Jun 2008, 00:19 »

Elf Power have a couple dodgy albums (the two before the latest one, and arguably bits of the one before that) but they also have some absolutely brilliant ones (especially the first four and the most recent).  I'd rate them in this order (keeping in mind I never listened to the VERY first album which only got a proper release after the fact):

The Winter Is Coming
When the Red King Comes
In a Cave
A Dream In Sound
Creatures
Back to the Web
Walking With the Beggar Boys

Honestly even die-hard fans of the band don't need to hear the worst two.  They're totally forgettable and watered-down versions of their other albums.

In a Cave should still be in the Mediafire thread, and if The Winter Is Coming isn't I can upload it.
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Re: Criminally Ignored Bands
« Reply #149 on: 19 Jun 2008, 20:40 »

Porcupine Tree should've been huge if "Lazarus" was their single back in 2005.

Also, Pure Reason Revolution needs some love.
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