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Here's three I've loved recently:
JAGs are okay too, I guess.
Keep meaning to see them as they're based in Edinburgh, but I always miss their shows.
reminds me a bit of New Kingdom - which is a definite plus
a 19yr old kid made it in his college room and it's fuckin glorious. Electro indie pop STUFF.
Crash of Rhinos - Distal
All recommended by others in a previous thread
quite similar to casiotone ftpa
I just interviewed him for my blog if you wanted to read it;
and some older stuff
arrived this morning. It's so pretty!
Lowkey beat work.
Lil Ugly Mane
odd noisey/lo-fi hip-hop.
Hyperfunk juke edits of soul/R&B/etc.
oddball beat work.
Funky synth led grime.
Green Ova/Main Attrakionz guy, fucked up lo-fi hip-hop.
spaced out gems.
More oddities coming soon.
This is great. Grungy punk rock, a bit like Japandroids but meaner
split 12" for record store day. Which is bloody ace; http://www.goldflakepaint.co.uk/?p=7683
this album's an absolute peach
I went to see United Fruit at a Local Rock Concert, and it was pretty great.
Dark and dirty ambient shoegazey kinda thing; http://mentalease.bandcamp.com/
my only complaint is the extreme stereo separation on the first track. Having the drum track only in the right ear gets a bit annoying after a bit.
not sure if it's deliberate or not.
Thoughts Seize is all kinds of wonderful though.
This 'label' is often good http://jellyfishrecordings.bandcamp.com/
Some are finds, some have been recommended to me (usually on here) but honestly can't remember which is which. I like bandcamp, but it is kind of arduous, and rarely veres away from bedroom projects. Will trawl this thread to seek gems.
to add some descriptions whioch are pretty essential
Andres Gualdron - Sort of discordant folk at its core, though some songs morph into more glitchy/dance orientated numbers.
New Animal - Tribal Psychedelia. Good at building songs gradually.
Monster Rally - Nostalgic loop based stuff, warm and hazy.
Jellyfishrecordings release instrumental hip hop.
Look, Stranger! - Impossibly smooth stuff, reminiscent of Gayngs though more bright and breezy.
Spanish Prisoners - Guitar pop, strong melodies throughout.
Stray Kites - Frenetic lo-fi songs with bitter lyrics.
awesome melodic hardcore\post-hardcore featuring a member of Black Sheep Wall.
buoyant female fronted 90's emo
rowdy, Fugazi influenced post-hardcore.
the female R. Stevie Moore
cool chillwavy guitar pop
super shitty lo-fi GBV covers
sounds great on first listen, cheers.
Al Doum and the Faryds - 'S/T' LP.
Came out earlier this year. Volcanic Tongue flipped over it and sold out in about 3 hours. Italian band (I think) doing Turkish psych.
Gypsy Treasures - 'Buried Goods' LP.
Originally came out as a tape on Not Not Fun, cross of modern psych and Sublime Frequencies style sounds
Makes really bass-heavy, distorted noise stuff but w/ some semblance of rhythm and stuff. His older stuff is more typical (but still great) black metal.
Alias of Piotr Kurek - not really sure how to describe this one. Exotic, both dated and futuristic accordion/synth jams.
Some albums are lo-fi synth funk kind of stuff, some are ambient, Hot Glue is like listening to dubstep in a cave.
Especially Cube Face. Shit name, but amazing songs.
weird pop music from Minneapolis
cutesy electro pop
one is my solo album and the other a 2 track of band i was in. Think glassjaw, deftones meets mars volta or something more experiemental.
Kind of total JAG, it's my friends and long term collaborators from Newport SNORK MAIDEN. They started off as Masonna-worshiping harsh noise and by the end of their career were making this amazing odd noise/pop/electro/??? stuff, never really got the recognition they should/could have in my opinion.
They went on to do kind of electro-shoegaze as Thinking with Sand - http://thinkingwithsand.bandcamp.com/
Also one member of the band is now in superb south wales grindcore band ATOMCK who also have some good free bandcamp stuff if you like that sort of thing - atomck.bandcamp.com/album/yes-to-alien-victory
Hope some of you will enjoy ^____^/
"ipod, sampling keyboard, bin bag" :D
This is the new O'Messy Life single, and the fact that my label is releasing it is neither here nor there.
I like the Moth Effect
Sort of krauty space stuff with beats. Bit spooky in places too.
Recommendation from one of the heavy music megathreads on here, so probably old news. Sort of stonery/doom thing and really, really excellent.
http://speechproject.bandcamp.com/ A pure gem of an album i keep returning to...have a listen.
http://invalids.bandcamp.com/ like the early maps & atlases stuff
Ambitious, aggressive pop from the streets of south Kent.
Speculator - 'Lifestyle'
Anything on Mathewdavid's Leaving Records (Julia Holter, Sun Araw etc) is worth checking out and this was originally a tape put out by them in 2010.
Think this might be the bandcamp jackpot! Twenty plus albums of Finnish folk/psych/drone originally out on labels like Digitalis, Sloow, Students of Decay etc with 95% of them being free downloads. Keep you going for the year!
Lots of brilliant recommendations. Thanks everyone.
Came across this last night and really like it.
There's also another new track on their soundcloud which is the best thing I've heard in quite some time - http://soundcloud.com/honeyblood/super-rat
Dischord-y, lovely shouty melodies
mathy post hardcore-y
That record got me through a lot of long nights in the uni library.
Downloaded after a recommendation on here... cool stuff.
Quick JAG for a friend:
For fans of Pedro The Lion, Christine Fellows, Weakerthans, etc.
sounds quite a bit like him from Feeder, I think. Not bad at all, however.
indie of varying forms
(love that river phoenix track)
(go on pay something its for charity - great little album)
experimental hip hop
(bodi bill 1 track only)
(loads of good stuff here)
folk (he's usually a neo classical guy)
Kinda reminds me of more upbeat and organic Lali Puna.
Must go through this thread properly for hidden gems, at some time when it isn't 11pm.
just a slightly fuller band sound and the occasional male vocal.
born gold used to be called gobble gobble there's a free legal download link here to their first album, its a little bit more chilled overall than bodysongs but equally good
None of these are free, but they are pretty cheap and are all incredible
More amazing outer space drones
They described themselves as "Elliott Smith/Brand New". As if I could ever not listen to that. I hear Smashing Pumpkins more than Brand New but It's really really good. New favourite band;
And I was a bit obsessed with this great little album - sounds kinda like the spiritual brother of Weezer's blue album. Lovely stuff
Need to listen again.
I reckoned it was a bit more Nada Surf meets Blue Album.
http://highgrademedia.bandcamp.com/album/enfeld If you like a bit of Autechre
http://abstractionmusic.bandcamp.com/album/moments-of-silence Quality Ambient album.
http://ochre.bandcamp.com/album/lemodie Lovely melodic Electronica, comparable to Plaid.
http://coldtearrecords.bandcamp.com/album/visa Decent bit of Dub Techno on a good label.
http://neonpulse.bandcamp.com/album/field-recordings-from-the-heart-station Ambient/Drone double album.
includes last year's amazing 'Atlas Nation' LP and this year's 'Know Thyself' tape; all of them are 'name your price'. Awesome "tropical drone" sounds. If you dig 'Beach Head' or 'Heavy Deads' by Sun Araw and haven't checked this guy out, now is the time!
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A free E.P. found via Tom Ravenscroft on the 6music.
Quality Krautrock/Electronic album. Get it for free if you can name a tune.
He had posted something on the forum himself and checked him out. Very good.
Our first album came out last week:
Free tracks on there too. Never jagged before- never will again!
English psychedelia, very high quality, retro but somehow still fresh. Several free albums, Pixieled is my pick
Ambient/experimental but involving too, again several free albums, Bore upon the Breath of Dawn is my fave
Kind of Ducktails-y lofi indie pop.
came up on my last.fm recommendations once, the sort of band that really should be bigger.
Cakes and Tapes - http://cakesandtapes.bandcamp.com/ (Portuguese alt-pop label; Fade Cave EP by Yellow Ostrich and Natural Conspiracy by Plastic Flowers are recommended)
EXITAB - http://exitab.exitmusic.org/ (Slovakian-based electronica and alternative label; NADA by Gwerkova and Exchanging by Isobutane are great albums)