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can anyone recommend me music like the bands above? really getting into this stuff, please help!
Stereolab are one of the best bands ever aren't they? Been listening to them so much lately, pretty much the only good band to include leftist economic theory into their lyrics without sounding it sounding cheesy.
I mean how long have we been waiting for a band to include leftist economic theory into their lyrics without it sounding cheesy
Recorded in the early 70s, shelved due to lack of record company interest, and finally rediscovered & released last year on Ninja Tunes
The Dragons is Daryl Dragon (aka The Captain out of 70s pop moppets The Captain & Tenille) with this two brothers and one sister, getting together in a Malibu studio and coming up with an album of catchy-but-eccentric psychedelia that sounds at once familiar and completely unique. It's a classic stew of late 60s/early 70s influences, songs & instrumentals recalling surf soundtracks, The Doors, Shuggie Otis, The Free Design, and every Moog-fuelled jazz-inflected acid-head film soundtrack ever recorded. You hear lots of stuff like this which is interesting in a museum-piece sense - vaguely amusing, but not particularly engaging. This one, on the other hand, I've found myself coming back to again & again for months
Very groovy - as in full of killer grooves - and reminds me most strongly of Stereolab, although without Stereolab's smirky kitch stylings. Very "LA", and very fucking cool.
Imitation Electric Piano.
Sorta a Stereolab offshoot but their albums are amazing
That one Burn It Down, Blow It Up or whatever it's called is excellent.
I got into the lab when I was 15 after seeing them do 'french disko' on the word and it sent me off on a weird voyage of discovery that lasted for years, here's a list of random influences, fellow bands & collaborations you might want to check out...
the united states of america
wendy & bonnie
nurse with wound
antonio carlos jobim
Juan García Esquivel
i could go on and on....
OP is after breezy baroque pop, not droning smack-head suicide music.
Laika is a good call though, I'd forgotten about them.
or the lovely Yani Martinelli