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archers of loaf are one!
always put down for being too pavement-like, but i really like em
i don't really know, but they seem to fit with this whole thing and stuff.
or were they late 90s? meh.
i like the songs!!!!
...best live band in the world.
Squirtgun? They had a few rocking tunes!
Does anyone have any information on a band called Bash and Pop from the same kind of era?
one of the worst dullest soppiest bands ever to have inflicted itself upon the listening public
Tooth Fairy Retribution Manifesto is pretty awesome.
two brilliant albums, the second one (syrup macrame) brutally overlooked as a fine angular post rock and alt country combination. should have been HUGE!
They were great.
Came here to say Rodan
and June of 44
You're pretty cool.
I find it hard to get through a whole album though, it gets a bit monotonous.
Archers of Loaf. Incredible.
I'd probably put Superchunk in the same bracket.
were never underrated !
At least not here...
the posies underrated? frosting on the beater = perfect indiepop.
known than the loaf, but still underrated. the american teenage fanclub!
but are only under-rated over in the uk - they got a lot of respect/kudos stateside.
dear 23 should be in everyone's collection (if they like light indie)
Or orange deluxe - the mid nineties follow up. :)
Five Thirty were from Oxford...
and for a UK band Swervedriver
though they leaned towards grunge...
or Railroad Jerk
or Captain Obscure and the Elitists
My favorite band out of Seattle during the Grunge scene. 'When 3 is 2' is a great song! Female vocalist too :)
oh.. and i lived in seattle at the time... so had the luxury of seeing all the bands back then.
Someone else on AMREP
I agree fully with thewarn, amrep is great.
Also, mug_mug_mug is going to plotz when he sees this.
Do not be forgetting Polvo. Or a bit later on Heavy Vegetable and Chavez.
But I must be the only one to find that...
i agree completely. archers of loaf were fantastic. i'll add hardvark to that list. shit name, great music.
i love Mazzy Star, so them...Wheat?
Idaho [again - more mid/late-90s?]
They should be much more popular now...
Yeah, Codeine were excellent.
the white birch in particular.
Frigid Stars and Barely Real are loads better.
Don't get me wrong they are all pretty much 10/10 albums to me.
Initially I thought Frigid Stars was better - it's definitely more immediate (if it's even possible to say that about anything to do with Codeine). Cave In, Gravel Bed & Cigarette Machine are all brilliant...but then The White Birch has Loss Leader, Ides (god I live this song) & Washed Up. What I love about the White Birch is the uncompromising consistency of tone - it seems an unending ode to melancholy.
I'd forgotten about them
Babes in Toyland
though, and they also did quite well chartwise for an album or two
not to the level they should have done. Everyone else on that Singles soundtrack went on to become massive and for some reason, despite having the best track on it, the Trees really didn't. It was only after QOTSA that their name became well known.
sunny day real estate
not early 90's but in the vein of early 90's and masivly underrated
I was enthusing about the Make-Up only last night.
largest frontman ever
have a new album coming out soon. Although judging by their last two efforts it is probably pretty dire.
That whole Chapel Hill scene from about 88-93 was good - Polvo, the 'chunk, Archers of Loaf, Small. And everything that Merge was putting out around that time.
They were a bit like Teenage Fanclub but a bit more ramshackle. At the time I thought TFC were the greatest thing in the world.
the promise ring were horrible when i saw them
Are critically revered, acknowledged as highly influential, and achieved reasonable commercial success. Where is the underrated? :/
i never really understood the comparison. That they play guitars? musically totally different, lyrically a world apart.
COME ON YOU KNOWS THEY WERE BETTER THAN HUSKER DU.
underated or just generally not incredibly popular? because "everyone" that listens to them tends to have a pretty high opinion of them.
I've hardly heard of any of these bands. I reckon I'd like loads of them though!
add to that, criminally overlooked:
elevate, ligament and bivouac are all english - members of cable, bivouac and ac acoustics used to all live together in derby! house of pure alcoholism...
am an uberfan, paul yeadon does production work now, I'm scheming to get him to do our next e.p. - if we can afford it!
the-wireless-stores as well, or did I make that up?\
I loved the-wireless-stores first mini album thing.
They're all the WORST BANDS EVER.
at slagging things off.
Except they were Dutch ;-)
Fucking amazing live band.
The first time was excellent. Radiohead were the support.
... on a free cover-mount CD from some long-forgotten indie music mag from way back when. I'd grown up in a house where my mum loved Mr. Manilow and so knew loads of his songs through some kind of musical osmosis. When I heard their version I was blown away; so fuzzed up and distorted. Brilliant!
Ah, the memories...
Two classic inventive shoegaze tinged indie rock albums. Bought Delaware (by drop nineteens) for a nostalgia trip and it's not in the same class.
but so was oasis
Saw them supporting the Fannies on the Bandwagonesque tour & they were absolutely fantastic.
not underrated, per se, cause everybody loves them. But her later stuff sorta diminishes the awesomeness of her early stuff, and she's been largely forgotten as a consequence.
Dandy Warhols' first 3 records.
Black Tambourine...was that late 90s?
Flying Saucer Attack. Pure awesomeness.
...but they were from Bristol.
CORPSE. POSE. CORPSE. POSE.
Although they may be a bit sentimental for some.
My favourite band of the nineties.
Superb art-rock with a grungey hardcore edge. No other band sounds like them.
and 50,000 BC wasn't bad either come to think of it.
tim taylor RIP
Heavy Vegetable (Rob Crow from Pinback)
the van pelt/ native nod (chris leo aslo the lapse for late 90s)
Mk ultra (john vanderslice)
then there was the original emo stuff like sunny day real estate, jawbreaker, cap n jazz and braids which led on to mineral, burning airlines, gloria record and the like
The Heart Throbs
When did the US invade Leicester?
american lead singer i think
Even more nintieser than Galaxie 500.
'Fuzzy' is such a good record
However, it makes you realise how much better things were than the early '10s (so far).
British music sucks ass
Supporting Yo La Tengo and Screaming Trees at Camden Underworld. I've been a YLT fan ever since.
The Van Pelt and Archers of Loaf ruled the 90's.
Their Firewater album is fabulous. Andy Cohen's guitar playing is sublime.
Full Isaac was a corker. And they were American, which is clearly stated in the question.
Even though they're not actually American. CLOSE ENOUGH.
Picked up a copy of of RISE in local charity shop recently....it's really very good. Bass drums and saxaphone makes for a great sound.
stuck a peanut in your backbone
The Smoking Popes
Man or Astroman?
are the best bands mentioned in this thread.
....along with Come and Band of Susans. Band of Susans especially were an awesome live act.
Hadn't heard it in about 15 years. Was lost in nostalgia for a bit.
The second time I saw them they encored with Star Power and it was fantastic.
Good, just checking.
The Real Ramona is up there with the likes of Doolittle.
... the Muses don't qualify as under-rated, but maybe I am delusional.
But you're right. Even though their best stuff was in the 80s.
Velvet Crush, Eric's Trip...I'll add The Loud Family.
I also nominate Shiner and Thingy
Great bands though. 'Songs about Angels, Evil and Running around on Fire' is one of the best albums of the last 20 years. (1997 I think)
I misread the thread title, I do this often :(((
Need to get some Heavy Vegetable too.
This thread is pure gold! :)
one of my favourite 90's bands
Yerself Is Steam + Boces + See You On The Other Side combined produce the greatest album ever made.
...they should've done. Harsh and bitter but totally compelling twin-guitar whammy bar action.
Submerge off the debut 11:11. They've done a few reunion shows in past few years - Tanned Tin set was stunning.
Someone already mentioned them, but y'all need educating. Their second albums takes all the MBV cpyists (and I mean all, including the slew of Thames Valley types) and kicks them in the long grass. Plus the drummer is on fucking Clanger adrenaline or something. Ace. Blondertongueaudio baton - just get it now.
... and it's brilliant. Thanks for the recommendations on that thread, btw.
I have made myself an enormous Spotify folder from all the recommendations on this thread. Right now loving Flying Saucer Attack and Black Tambourine .. and I've just started.
They've put all their albums there in archive. Their follow up (They spent their...) is just as good!
Pavement meets MBV.
But also Lush - especially Split. Fantastic album.
Dragline is one the finest albums of all time.
also need to be in this list.
... and no love for Arcwelder? Guys never released a bad song.
Number One Cup never get the appreciation they deserve either, the faster single version of Divebomb was tip top - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5MuSLSUnac
Though you can argue that they still exist as Califone.
who played early 90s US indie/alt rock in mid to late 90s Glasgow
The 1st half for Sultans of Sentiment is cracking. Can't beat Nanzen Kills a Cat