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#1
I thought this would be a great idea.

Everyone who posts should post an obscure band or artist they've recently discovered in order to pass on the musical diversity to other users.

Post the name of the artist and their genre, and even some background info if you want.

Here goes:

Pat the Bunny AKA Wingnut Dishwasher's Union

Genre: Acoustic/Folk Punk.

The guy's in rehab now but when he did "tour" he just hitchhiked around and played shows wherever he could. Here's a video of him playing "Jesus Does The Dishes":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHBtDlxCyqM
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#2
I don't know if they qualify as "obscure" but I tell everyone about them and no-one has ever heard of them

The Gaslight Anthem
New Jersey-based pop-punk band, heavily influenced by Bruce Springsteen. Melodic songs with nostalgic lyrics. They have a new album coming out in June.
www.myspace.com/thegaslightanthem
#4
someone name some bands for any of these: technical death metal, doom or drone, post metal, stoner rock, hip hop with good lyrics and lots of scratching, and guitar-centered bluesy/jazzy bands similar to derek trucks.

Thanks
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#5
I found this band a few months ago, but they are definitely obscure.

Band: miRthkon

Genre: Jazz/Metal/Rock

Description: The vocals are only seen on a few songs, but they are very strange with weird phrasings in combination the melody. The instrumentals are really cool with the combination of distorted, sometimes shredding, guitar and jazzy horns and such. The themes of these songs are very odd as well. They would almost be considered avante-garde if they weren't so cohesive.

Coven of Coyotes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm-n9uyN_3Q
#6
Quote by Outerspacegrass
someone name some bands for any of these: technical death metal, doom or drone, post metal, stoner rock, hip hop with good lyrics and lots of scratching, and guitar-centered bluesy/jazzy bands similar to derek trucks.

Thanks

Alberta cross is a fantastic stoner rock band
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'cause now we like to make
Weird Music
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#9
Quote by Outerspacegrass
someone name some bands for any of these: technical death metal, doom or drone, post metal, stoner rock, hip hop with good lyrics and lots of scratching, and guitar-centered bluesy/jazzy bands similar to derek trucks.

Thanks

This isn't really the point, but whatever.

Technical death metal: Necrophagist, Atheist, Cynic, Meshuggah(kind of)
Drone: Sunn O))) (I don't listen to drone so I can't really help any better than that)
Post metal: Isis, Pelican, Russian Circles, Cult of Luna

For the thread:

Not that obscure but still worth listening: Dir en grey-Dozing Green (the English version is better)
#10
Band Name: Chemical Zoo

Description: Definitely obscure, Chemical Zoo is a rock band with some solid guitar and slightly unusual vocals. I recommend Gypsy and Out of Time.
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#11
Alberta cross is a fantastic stoner rock band


thank you

Technical death metal: Necrophagist
Post metal:Cult of Luna


thank you (already listen to the rest, except sun O)), which i dont like)

This isn't really the point, but whatever.


sorry
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#12
Artist: Takayoshi Ohmura

Genre: Hard Rock, Neo Classical/Metal, Pop Rock, shred

The guy started to play piano at 4 years old if I remember correctly, and some years after (at 9 I think), he started to play guitar under his dad's influence. He's not only a shredding beast, but also a melody genius. His main inspiration is Yngwie Malmsteen, but don't judge his stuff because of that, because I don't like Yngwie stuff (well except for some of it) and I just find this guy totally awesome.

In a rough state (Instrumental Rock(?)): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wBmIp1-CVY

Distant Thunder (Pop Rock/Hard Rock): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y4iwhNj7w0

Pleasant surprise (Instrumental metal): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKf8PFmpQDQ
Note: The original version has an epic intro, but I can't find a good quality video on youtube)

The cataclysm (Instrumental Rock): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPwM8yCy9D8

No lyrics versions of some songs (videos from some magazine in japan for guitar demos)
Every time (****ing best tone ever) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQvfxy2HZ7c
High works : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8yTkULjdzI
#13
Quote by Outerspacegrass
someone name some bands for any of these: technical death metal, doom or drone, post metal, stoner rock, hip hop with good lyrics and lots of scratching, and guitar-centered bluesy/jazzy bands similar to derek trucks.

Thanks

There's some stoner and doom in my sig

For blues: Kris Lager Band all the way man
#15
Artist: Bigelf

Genre: Retro-Progressive Psychedelic Hard Rock

Desc:

They sound like if pink floyd, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple were thrown into a blender, and then poured into your ears. Their set up consists of a guitarist, bassist, drums, keys, and an organ. Their front man wears a top hat on stage and calls himself The Mad Hatter.
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#16
Eric Stuart (Southern Rock): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FhnJnV2n_c

Not my favourite song of his, but it's the only one I could find on Youtube. Hopefully you like it enough to check out his other stuff.

Lost in Chaos (Rock): http://www.myspace.com/lostinchaosmusic

Keyboard heavy rock. Not sure what to say, other than to check out Flying Blind.

JT Bruce (instrumental progressive rock): http://www.subjectruin.net/MUSIC.html

Three full-length albums available for free on his website. All of them are excellent, but I'd recommend starting with The Dreamer's Paradox.
#17
Band : Cloudkicker
Genre: Instrumental Hard Rock (ish)

one dude recording with each instrument and putting them together resulting in awesome instrumentals. definitely recommended to listeners of any genre. mad cool guy too, free downloads for all his songs.

http://www.myspace.com/cloudkicker
#19
Women: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zru_mgJmBjA

Lo-fi stuff. Sound sort of like Animal Collective, if Animal Collective had a child with The Beatles, and named it "Sonic Youth".

Thenewno2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWhj_WEuVZI

Psychedelic-Electro-Pop is what I'd call them. They're fronted by Dhani Harrison, George Harrison's son. Sound kind of like Pink Floyd at times.

!!!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuGA8KPudZQ

Pronounced "Chk Chk Chk", their psychedelic dance/jam stuff. Very unique sounding, they combine jazzy riffs with psychedelic production and hard, dancey drums, and then they jam sometimes, and it's really fun to listen to, and they're talented as hell, except maybe the singer, but that's not to say his vocals don't fit in with the rest of the music.

Nektar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z_SHvMV6Yc&feature=related

One of the most underrated 70's psychedelic prog bands, they sound like a little more hard rock version of Pink Floyd on the song I posted, but one of their albums, "Remember the Future", is only 2 tracks long, but they're both like, 20 minutes, and it sounds very Pink Floyd, but very unique as well. If you like 70's psych-prog at all (Like King Crimson, Pink Floyd and the like), I'd recommend checking them out.

The Horrors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1lD5cE6Bwc

Kind of psychedelic shoegaze stuff, their newer album has been one of my favorite albums of the past decade. Fantastic stuff.

Panda Bear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KevxkY_OrMA

Noah Lennox from Animal Collective's solo project (Panda Bear is also his stage name with AC), in many ways it's a lot less, I don't want to say pretentious than Animal Collective, because I don't believe Animal Collective is pretentious in the first place, but it's certainly a little more accessible than most of their stuff. Very upbeat, Beach Boys kind of vibe. If you've ever heard "Derek" by Animal Collective, it's kind of like that, but expanded upon. Just listen to it.

Aaand I know a lot more, but I don't really want to post them, for fear of looking even more like a bloody hipster.
Last edited by crazy8rgood at May 30, 2010,
#20
Quote by Outerspacegrass
Artist: Bigelf

Genre: Retro-Progressive Psychedelic Hard Rock

Desc:

They sound like if pink floyd, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple were thrown into a blender, and then poured into your ears. Their set up consists of a guitarist, bassist, drums, keys, and an organ. Their front man wears a top hat on stage and calls himself The Mad Hatter.


They are pretty good live, I said hi to the singer after the show.

OT:
Awesome band that was on UG's front page under reviews some time ago

Band: If These Trees Could Talk

Genre: Post-rock, Post-metal
#21
Mezmer by Pinkly Smooth

McFly by Pinkly Smooth

The Rev from A7X sings lead ( )and Syn Gates is the guitarist. It's hard to explain the genre, but Wiki says it's Avant-garde metal. It's a pretty interesting style.
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#22
Quote by Outerspacegrass
Artist: Bigelf


This, Bigelf are awesome!

For mine, they're reasonably famous in Australia but not sure about Worldwide:

The Cat Empire


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-aAaD7SyUQ

Wikipedia places their sound as a combination of rock, ska, jazz, latin, reggae, alternative rock.

Highly recommended
#23
Boredeoms - Japanese Noise Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GO8tjA_hIg


Shpongle - Psytrance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNKS2ohqEAc&feature=related


Melt Banana - Japanese Noise Rock/Electronica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5M5EJbGMfg


MERZBOW - Noise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGzrL8J0t-c


The Flashbulb = Electronica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aq9YGCsdSE


Boards of Canada - Ambient/Electronica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7bKe_Zgk4o


Android Lust - Industrial/Electronica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8nIvGEq-vg


Bjork - Ambient/Trip-Hop/Electronica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BML2JAFUIaw


Ratatat - Hip-Hop/Electronica/Rock/Funk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ohkCQp4xL0
#24
^ Boards of Canada and Ratatat are FTW '

EDIT: Oh, and I checked out Bigelf thanks to this thread. The beginning of the video for "The Evils of Rock and Roll" almost made me shit my pants.
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#25
Quote by sadSTATUE
The Arkitecht
Genre: Progressive Metal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Buqo8dQGxwg
I actually thoroughly enjoyed that. Thanks for exposing them to me.


Band: Jaga Jazzist
Genre: Nu-Jazz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3kOVxteDAQ


Band: This Town Needs Guns (Not very obscure to those who listen to this genre.)
Genre: Math Rock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTVYVTIDVEU&feature=related


Band: Weatherbox
Genre: Post-Rock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTpR9n2UhbQ
This song has a really powerful message with obvious atheistic overtones, not to mention it is a kick-ass song.


Band: Thought Chamber
Genre: Progressive Metal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iXVhezp6A8&feature=related


Band
: People In Planes (Not obscure, but not nearly as popular as they should be.)
Genre: Alt Rock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icS2uojxlRs&feature=related


Band: Tetsuo Sakurai
Genre: Jazz Fusion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZH7x42ARMw Part I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNa0ceN_NHQ&feature=related Part II
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#26
Band: The Algorithm

Genre: Progressive fuck-shit-up experimental electrogrind

Description: GSGHIGh8glkjrgndkgjhh8oh

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Band: Chad VanGaaen

Genre: Experimental indie, I suppose

Description: A one man band whose music, generally speaking, isn't too obscure on the surface, but once broken into its parts it is rather bizarre.

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Band: La Dispute

Genre: Spoken-word screamo

Description: Don't let the screamo part turn you off. The vocalist is quite emotional, but you can tell it is sincere. Also the lyrics, while inarguable "emo," are well written.


Just wanna throw in that none of these are recent discoveries.
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Last edited by Doctor Matthews at May 30, 2010,
#27
Quote by Doctor Matthews
Band: The Algorithm

Genre: Progressive fuck-shit-up experimental electrogrind

Description: GSGHIGh8glkjrgndkgjhh8oh

I have them in my library too. I think you described them pretty well.
#28
Amogh Symphony -Instrumental technical metal
This band is just insane, they've got a really funky bassist too.

Akercocke -Progressive black metal?
I don't think this band is too unknown but I love them

Anorexia Nervosa -Symphonic metal (think Emperor/Dimmu Borgir)

Minsk-Some really sick post metal
There's danger on the edge of town,
Ride the king's highway baby



#29
Carbure

Hard Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcDIuFRZHuI&feature=related


They were in the local scene in my city (Medellin, Colombia) in the 80s and they were pretty famous here, apparently today no one knows about them today, the vocalist is a female who sings fantastically and dirty-rock style (if you like hendrix, zeppelin and that stuff youll like this)

lyris are in spanish
#30
Quote by Manimosity
Amogh Symphony -Instrumental technical metal
This band is just insane, they've got a really funky bassist too.
I just listened to another song by them, and let me tell you, shit was intense. I've never heard any Indian metal bands before, let alone an insanely awesome Indian metal band. Thank you for bringing them to my attention.
#31
Wow, so many people listen to stuff I do! Awesome. I just wanna throw in maudlin of the Well and Kayo Dot,
maudlin- Progressive...astral metal, I guess. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed_h2_IivPg
Kayo Dot- Avant Garde, artsy metal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDN5QJ4C-_o I can guarantee you you won't like it at first, but when you do get into it, it's one of the most rewarding musical experiences, haha

Uh...Tangled Thoughts of Leaving- Prog Nu-jazz, I guess would be a good way to describe them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41HMrWa_GRU
I shall return with more later..
Also thank you doctor matthews for bringing up The Algorithm, I enjoy them thoroughly.
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Some sort of acoustic Squier
Boss Flanger
Lyon Chorus
#32
Quote by SchecterC-1+Man
Wow, so many people listen to stuff I do! Awesome. I just wanna throw in maudlin of the Well and Kayo Dot,
maudlin- Progressive...astral metal, I guess. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed_h2_IivPg
Kayo Dot- Avant Garde, artsy metal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDN5QJ4C-_o I can guarantee you you won't like it at first, but when you do get into it, it's one of the most rewarding musical experiences, haha

Yeah same here. I have both of those bands in my library too haha. Maudlin of the Well's album Part The Second is extraordinary. I only have Choirs of the Eye by Kayo Dot, but I love that album too.
#33
Quote by Piscasis
Yeah same here. I have both of those bands in my library too haha. Maudlin of the Well's album Part The Second is extraordinary. I only have Choirs of the Eye by Kayo Dot, but I love that album too.



Part the Second is amazing. For Kayo I only have Choirs and Coyote, but from what I've heard Dowsing Anemone is great too.

OH! A couple of other bands-
The Armed- Like Dillinger, but more punk. http://www.myspace.com/thearmed Their album/EP is free, by the way
Cloudkicker's other ambient project, B.M. Sharp- http://www.myspace.com/musicistight
Aaaand, Giant Squid (not really obscure nor recently discovered, but still..) Kinda doom/sludge, but more awesome- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PovmYjR-eA&feature=related
My gear:
Schecter C-1+ w/ Seymour duncan Jazz (neck) and Full Shred (bridge), with Sperzels
B-52 LG-100A 4x12 half stack
Rogue LX405 Bass
Yamaha classical
Some sort of acoustic Squier
Boss Flanger
Lyon Chorus
#34
Quote by SchecterC-1+Man
Part the Second is amazing. For Kayo I only have Choirs and Coyote, but from what I've heard Dowsing Anemone is great too.

OH! A couple of other bands-
The Armed- Like Dillinger, but more punk. http://www.myspace.com/thearmed Their album/EP is free, by the way
Cloudkicker's other ambient project, B.M. Sharp- http://www.myspace.com/musicistight
Aaaand, Giant Squid (not really obscure nor recently discovered, but still..) Kinda doom/sludge, but more awesome- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PovmYjR-eA&feature=related

Lol omg, I have Cloudkicker and Giant Squid as well. The Icthyologist by Giant Squid.
#35
Bodyjar

Genre: Punk Rock
Description: Underrated punk rock band from Australia.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWAnVLbaWX8

Earth

Genre: Drone Doom
Description: Ambient, chilled out drone music.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYcQT8F58OU

Thanatopsis

Genre: Instrumental Rock
Description: One of Buckethead's many side projects. The band's sound is similar to Buckethead's "Population Override" album.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHldHAwqlho
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#36
Michael Goree. He's a Rock/Pop type solo artist. He's been writing since he was like 14 and has released two albums since then, he's 21 now. He's my girlfriend's sister's fiancee and a really cool guy.

http://www.myspace.com/michaelgoree

He does everything himself but most of his drums are a machine. I've met him once. The four of us played Mortal Combat almost the entire time.
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#37
Engerica - Kinda weird punk
Exit Ten - I only really know one song, and apparently they are making their way out of obscurity, but that one song was pretty awesome.
...In my opinion.
#38
Warpaint- Only have a few songs, kinda ethereal/art rocky. VERY good.

Yppah-Rock/Electronic artist influenced by shoegaze.
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#39
Quote by Piscasis
Lol omg, I have Cloudkicker and Giant Squid as well. The Icthyologist by Giant Squid.


Awesome, lol I only have Metridium Fields, but I have Dead man slough and Sevengills off The Icthyologist. But i LUUUUVV those 2 songs, haha


..One more truly obscure band. Basilica- http://www.myspace.com/basilicaproject
Grindcore, but instead of vocals, they use violins. Not THAT original, but it sounds pretty cool. Also check out Aurelius and An Endless Sporadic, they should be in their friends list.


EDIT: ^ Hey funky, could you link us to Warpaint? I googled them, but I couldn't find anything except their wiki...
My gear:
Schecter C-1+ w/ Seymour duncan Jazz (neck) and Full Shred (bridge), with Sperzels
B-52 LG-100A 4x12 half stack
Rogue LX405 Bass
Yamaha classical
Some sort of acoustic Squier
Boss Flanger
Lyon Chorus
Last edited by SchecterC-1+Man at May 31, 2010,
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