#1
Sup fools.

I'm enjoying bands like Colour, Tubelord, Tangled Hair and Super Tennis at the moment. Super Tennis maybe don't quite fit with the others, but you get my drift.

I'm looking for bands like this with Tele-esque guitar tones, the occasional loud riff, clean vocals, tight drums and some subtle and not so subtle time sig changes.

What I'm not looking for:
Typical instrumental math rock such as
Giraffes!Giraffes!
Pele
And so I watch You from afar
Tera Melos

I guess you could say I'm looking for Indie/alt rock with Math influences more than actual math rock.
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#2
Don't know if this fits the bill but most stuff from The Fall Of Troy? NCPR Remix or whatever is pretty math-y?
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#4
Fall of Troy I am well acquainted with! But they lean on the heavier side of things, which i'm not looking for. I'm mellowing out and need something a little less ridiculous :L I think you were looking for FCPremix by the way :L close enough!

I'm also already well acquainted with foals, but not a bad suggestion all the same.
#6
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hmm. i guess the first thing that comes to mind is Foals.

Definitely Foals
#7
Quote by shmeegle
Typical instrumental math rock such as
Tera Melos

You may still not like it, but they definitely have plenty of non-instrumental material, like Patagonian Rats and the Complex Full of Phantoms split. There's plenty on Patagonian Rats that's not nearly as erratic as their instrumental stuff. Their vocals are still sort of buried though, which you didn't want, but anyhoo.
#9
Cap 'n' Jazz not so much. It's too noise-rock sounding and the vocals are just rubbish.

some of that Tera Melos stuff is good actually. I like Trident Tail alot.

Tall Ships are probably the best yet, although I am also familiar with these guys already, I just have to buy an album and listen to it!

Anymore?
#10
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Cap 'n' Jazz not so much. It's too noise-rock sounding and the vocals are just rubbish.


Fine then.
Look Mexico http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyKeaOwFo6E
Hightide Hotel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-VZuBtcfz0
Owen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeu5NbmPgQI
This Town Needs Guns http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuYzqd2ZRj4
Joie De Vivre http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl8FuU9mfOI
Lana Avacada http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFjgpU3pRxA >.>
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#11
Just FYI, and so I watch you from afar is closer to post metal - that's probably why you aren't so keen.

This Town Needs Guns http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS56_MfEnrg
The Speed Of Sound In Seawater http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHL3lXL9bzE
American Football http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV0LJ0Dnl7A
Dartz! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOx0Zg08y8M&feature=related
Six Gallery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzejmpw5kcM
Rooftops http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0fPV2mDVxM
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#13
Look Mexico - Not too bad. Like taking back sunday went to art college.
Hightide Hotel - Has potential!
Owen - No chance.
This Town needs guns - I am acquainted with. Must Get animals.
Joie de vivre - Nah.
Lana Avacada - Terrible choice of song but okay. No to the vocals.

Speed of sound in seawater - Not bad!
American Football - Enjoyable!
Dartz! - Pretty Good! Like a better forward russia.
Six Gallery - Nice!
Rooftops - Almost exactly what I was looking for. Just needs vocals!

Can't find any Pretend? Any links to share?
#14
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This Town needs guns - I am acquainted with. Must Get animals.

Rooftops - Almost exactly what I was looking for. Just needs vocals!

Can't find any Pretend? Any links to share?

1. first of all, owen is not math pop, merely a side project from a math rock band, so I don't know why he posted that.
2. check out TTNG's early work, and also their new single on bandcamp.
3. some of the longer songs have vocals: DL the album.
4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP0LcEAm4Gs

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#15
Quote by shmeegle

Lana Avacada - Terrible choice of song but okay. No to the vocals.


It was math/pop
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#16
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1. first of all, owen is not math pop, merely a side project from a math rock band, so I don't know why he posted that.

Math-pop isn't a real genre, Owen isn't a "side project" and you don't know what you're talking about. I posted it because it's pop-ish with sometimes mathy guitars (math rock isn't all twinklez). Don't try to call me out Banjocal, it never works well for you.
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#17
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Math-pop isn't a real genre, Owen isn't a "side project" and you don't know what you're talking about. I posted it because it's pop-ish with sometimes mathy guitars. Don't try to call me out Banjocal, it never works well for you.

Side project may have been a poor wording. Either way, it's something that came after American Football and Kinsellas work with Cap n Jazz ended. "Solo project" would have been appropriate.

As for it not being a real genre, well... no, it isn't. But, it is being used in the context of this thread because that's what the TS asked for, and we all got what he meant. /mu/ is perfect evidence that you can make up a genre name which people understand so long as the context is accurate. This town needs guns have actually been referred as math-pop by some reviewers (if you think what a reviewer coins an artist with is valid, that is).

Owen is, to my mind, acoustic alternative/indie. While it is like american football, it is not imo close enough to math rock to really recommend it in any other fashion than "well, if you like his playing, then..."

Saying I don't know what I am talking about... well, that's your opinion. I listen to a lot of math rock, albeit usually the newer stuff. The last sentence of your post was just plain arrogant. I don't really want this to devolve into some elitist bitching over genre classification (which is a giant load of bollocks anyway). Suffice to say, my reasoning for using math pop was that it is appropriate in the context of this thread.
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#18
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I don't really want this to devolve into some elitist bitching over genre classification.

Well I do


Not really..
More to the point is that you said you don't know why I would rec that, when you obviously (judging by your last post) do know why I would rec it.
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#19
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Well I do

pre-progressive math pop is better than post-avant osamacore.

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#22
My god that Igoorr track is woeful!

This town needs guns have a new singer now right? The guy from... Pennines?

Anyway cheers pizza, you're intentions were good and your suggestions are all appreciated. You're right about the "twinkelz" though.

There's way too much of this "fiddle-dee-bliddle-doo-fiddle-diddle-doo" business in math rock. I love the jangly tone, and I like the tap sections in moderation, but trying to find... for lack of a better description "songs, with time sig changes that isn't prog" (if that makes any sense) Is tough. Finding that middle ground between guitar gymnastics and basic-ish chord progressions.

This town needs guns, tubelord and super tennis being prime examples of what I'm looking for. Not a lot like them.

Banjocal, you are the boss.

Except for that Igoorr track. That is absolute filth.
#23
Native: Their first album (which is amazing) is free and their new one is worth the buy I'm fairly sure: http://native.bandcamp.com/album/we-delete-erase

Algernon Cadwallader: This album here is free, dunno if they have others, I recommend listening to "Springing Leaks": http://algernoncadwallader.bandcamp.com/album/listen-to
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#25
There is a little, but i'm okay with it. Like every other genre there's good stuff and there's shit. Once you wade through the shit you'll find something worth listening to. Of course there's always the stuff that gets thrown into emo that's actually really good like Funeral for a friend, fightstar and panic at the disco.
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Algernon cadwallader
pennines
kickball
penpal
the speed of sound in seawater
palmkite
tellison
little kingdoms
cowboys aren't indians
diving