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Hey i've been getting into alot of different music lately and I'm really liking At The Drive In. I know there are so many die-hard fans of these guys around and the mars volta too and I want to know more about them. I belive they belong in here and everything so i was wondering what you guys think of them. Also if you could recomend me some more bands to start listening to, I used to listen to all pop/punk music but now im starting to spread my tastes to different things like The Fall of Troy, Protest The Hero, The White Stripes, Bloc Party, and recently At The Drive-in.

p.s. What is this bands relationship to The Mars Volta, and should i check them out?


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#2
basically, Omar and Cedric from ATD-I formed TMV and the other members left formed Sparta.

At the Drive-In were quality though way back when.


and I applaud you listening to Protest The Hero and Fall of Troy.
#3
circa survive has a experimental/progressive sound like the mars volta, not the same, but similar. check them out.
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#4
at the drive in was an amazing band , i love the mars volta an awful lot

my favorite song was hourglass a really beautiful song if you ask me
favorite album was probably in-casino-out


and if you're looking into newer indie bands try maybe modest mouse, death cab for cutie, arcade fire, cursive, Desaparecidos, the honorary title, interpol,wilco, and muse

or maybe some older stuff like radiohead, blur, smashing pumpkins, the pixies, sonic youth, dinosaur jr., violent femmes,etc...
#5
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circa survive has a experimental/progressive sound like the mars volta, not the same, but similar. check them out.



the sound of animals fighting is more like the mars volta then circa
#6
oh yeah i listened to the sound of animals fighting before they are pretty good but their new album is terrible i think : ( anyway, yeah i am going to check out circa survive because i know alot of people like them and i've heard only good things about them,

I do listen to DCFC, the arcade fire, modest mose, and the smashing pumpkins and personally i hate curvsive but i will check out some other stuff like Sonic Youth, muse. radio head, and the smashing pumpkins

I have always liked that one song hows it go, something like
"dispite all my rage, im still just a rat in a cage"


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Hey i've been getting into alot of different music lately and I'm really liking At The Drive In. I know there are so many die-hard fans of these guys around and the mars volta too and I want to know more about them. I belive they belong in here and everything so i was wondering what you guys think of them. Also if you could recomend me some more bands to start listening to, I used to listen to all pop/punk music but now im starting to spread my tastes to different things like The Fall of Troy, Protest The Hero, The White Stripes, Bloc Party, and recently At The Drive-in.

p.s. What is this bands relationship to The Mars Volta, and should i check them out?

I recommend gang of four, the fall, the pixies, and husker du
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Quote by tpen892004
most def you should check out mars volta

get deloused in commtarium (sp) first

what album you have by ADT-I



I just got "This Station Is Non-Operational"

i think its like an "anthology" but its fantastic and i plan to buy the rest of their cd's

and yeah i did check out the mars volta and deloused in commatarium seems like a more solid record than frances the mute, people tell me "frances" is a lot more prog than the first cd.


thanks for all the suggestions guys


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#13
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I recommend gang of four, the fall, the pixies, and husker du


Yeah the Pixies are pretty much essential.
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#15
I guess I would fall into the catgory of "Die-Hard" At the Drive-In fan... well to a certain extent.

I was 12 when I got into them and started going to their shows back in 2000. To this day I still have the love for those guys, whether they are in Sparta or in The Mars Volta.

Hey DoverHockeyPunk, you should listen to the other side of the broken up At the Drive-In, which would be Sparta. I personally think they are a great band, especially if you listen to Wiretap Scars (which is their first LP) . Sparta's sound is that reminiscent to At the Drive-In's "El Gran Orgo" and "In-Casino-Out" work. Since you already got your hands on The Mars Volta collection, that's a total plus right there.
#17
mmmmmmmmmm atd-i were excellent.

im sad they broke up but honestly i like the mars volta more so its not all that bad.
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No you weren't


I hafta agree on that one. I sort of understand their greatness now at freshly 17, theres no way you dug them at 12 unless there was pussy involved (<3 older indie chicks)
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if you like at the drive-in, get 'wiretap scars' by sparta. it's no where near as good, but it's sort of similar to me.
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I was 12 when I got into them and started going to their shows back in 2000. To this day I still have the love for those guys, whether they are in Sparta or in The Mars Volta.


Hmm, funny. When I was 12, I hated them.
Then when I learned of Mars Volta, I hated them too.

I hated them for like...a long time. Then for some reason, I gave them another chance, and they're now one of my favourite bands ever.

And really, they're the ones that really expanded my selection of music.
I got into all sorts of stuff after listening to them.
It was all because I never dreamed in a million years I'd like this band, but I then turned out to love them, so I started giving other things a chance also.


Check out Hot Cross
Or
Love Like...Electrocution

#22
alright so im going to check out:

The Mars Volta (already have, but need to get the cd's)
Circa Survive
Sonic Youth
The Pixies
Sparta
MORE ATD-I
and maybe Radiohead


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#23
maybe youd like Refused
or u cud listen to ATDI's influences, which wud be like Bad Brains, Black Flag, Pink Floyd, and other stuff
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I hafta agree on that one. I sort of understand their greatness now at freshly 17, theres no way you dug them at 12 unless there was pussy involved (<3 older indie chicks)



Why's that? I got into the Volta and At the Drive-In at the age of 12.


EDIT: Oh, and threadstarter, check out Blonde Redhead, Joy Division, the Smiths, Apartment, and Blur.
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#25
Quote by pixiesfanyo
No you weren't


Quote by lo fi nights
I hafta agree on that one. I sort of understand their greatness now at freshly 17, theres no way you dug them at 12 unless there was pussy involved (<3 older indie chicks)


I don't understand why you two have said that. They broke out in 2000 with 'One armed scissor' and the whole of the UK seemed to be obsessed with them for that year or so.
I knew a hell of a lot of people that enjoyed them back then, some older and some younger. Only thing I would question was the whole going to their shows thing, but then why not? People can go to shows at any age, and if you like the music...

If you want a recommendation I'd tell you to go out and buy a Drive Like Jehu album.
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^Yeah, Yank Crime is a great album, hugely influential in the ATD-I sound.


But I dunno, they were great, I enjoy them thoroughly but I could never be madly passionate about them.
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I hafta agree on that one. I sort of understand their greatness now at freshly 17, theres no way you dug them at 12 unless there was pussy involved (<3 older indie chicks)


Well I liked them quite alot when I was around 13 or younger. I loved that kind of music back then and I don't see how you can disagree when someone says they did too.
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Quote by tpen892004
i just got Drive Like Jehu's yank crime, havent listen to it yet


It's really great, definitely worth a listen.
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#30
What does Drive Like Jehu sound like?
i heard alot about them before


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#31
GAH Protest The Hero have terrible vocals. I heard them play when I lived in Toronto, before they were popular and I never pictured them blowing up this much even.
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I hafta agree on that one. I sort of understand their greatness now at freshly 17, theres no way you dug them at 12 unless there was pussy involved (<3 older indie chicks)


my friend I live in Los Angeles.

There are 12 year old kids today that are into bands that would question the "bah, 12 year olds only listen to radio and watch MTV" statement.
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#33
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my friend I live in Los Angeles.

There are 12 year old kids today that are into bands that would question the "bah, 12 year olds only listen to radio and watch MTV" statement.


Yeah. When I was 12, I was listening to bands like The Mars Volta, Nine Inch Nails, Pink Floyd, etc.

Of course, I also listened to stuff like Slipknot, Green Day, etc.

So yeah....
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#34
Radiohead isn't a maybe, it's a must. Even if you end up not liking them, they set so many odd boundaries for their music that it's worth it to know what you can handle. I'd recommend starting with either "Kid A" "OK Computer" or "Hail to the Thief"... the former 2 will give you a really good understanding of what there music is all about.

Make sure you find the "Ghostship" reccordings by The Fall of Troy if you haven't heard them already; they are by far their best work.

Get the Postal Service.

Try out Q and not U.

As said before, give Sparta a try. They put on a good performance.

Others: Glassjaw; Joy Division; Saosin (better than Circa Survive IMO, although I probably shouldn't be comparing them); Thursday; AFI (because I sneak them into every post :P)
#35
where can i find these "ghostship" recordings, is this like the first album or something?

and btwthanks for all the help


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#36
I seem to be the only person who abolutely hates this band. Can't stand them, I think their music's terrible.
#37
Quote by DoverHockeyPunk
where can i find these "ghostship" recordings, is this like the first album or something?

and btwthanks for all the help


I'm pretty sure they're unreleased (officially) demos...


They're pretty easy to get... y'know?
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#38
I also got into indie from ATDI and prefer bands similar to that style, so maybe give these bands a shot:
Pretty Girls Make Graves (first EP+LP only though), These Arms Are Snakes, JR Ewing, Blood Brothers, Trophy Scars, The Locust, Les Savy Fav, Head Wound City, Hint Hint and early Thunder Birds Are Now!
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Quote by DoverHockeyPunk
where can i find these "ghostship" recordings, is this like the first album or something?

and btwthanks for all the help


I think their myspace has Parts IV and V.
There's 4 demos.
Those are I, II, IV and IV.
II is unmastered.
Some dispute whether Part III exists.
Some say there's a live version.
Some say it's not it.
Check out maybesheforgot.com for more FOT stuff.

It's easy stuff to find.

Ghostship Part I is the 2nd best song they've made.

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#40
ghostship recordings?


I found them on limewire when my comp was still working properly (it's dying slowly now). I have them on a burnt disc or 2, but someone on some music sharing program has them, just go look.

Pretty Girls Make Graves (first EP+LP only though)


Are you as upset with the new album as I am? God I love the New Romance, but this new one does nothing for me... bleh...

Do you like MCDevils?
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