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Initial post: Aug 27, 2007 4:47:36 PM PDT
Hi,
I am desperately searching for some new music...I recently stumbled across Mae and I really like their sound, but they are a little on the mellow side. I just want something with a good tune that I can sing along with, any suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2007 5:30:21 PM PDT
HMcC says:
I like Mae and their new CD 'Singularity'; my favorite band is 'Audio Adrenaline' my favorite album of Audio's is 'lift'. Give them a try there are a lot of songs on that album and other album's you can sing to. 'Worldwide' and 'Ocean Floor' is cool. Check out 'Echoing Green' they are the coolest! Happy listening!

Posted on Jan 9, 2011 5:39:50 PM PST
Ton of great bands listed above. I'd like to throw in a couple including

1) Sad Robot
2) Carney
3) The Flaming Lips
4) Dinosaur Jr
5) Grizzly Bear

I listed the unsigned L.A.-based band SAD ROBOT as first because they are the epitomy of an indie band. Came across them with some friends in the fall of '10, first at The Roxy, in Hollywood, and then, again, at The Viper Room. Think this is one to watch out for, especially after getting their debut CD (link below). Edgy, bitterly quirky pop-punk-rock-with-a-belting-angry-piano-girl-type-vibe... thing... I know that's not a genre, but that kinda makes my point: it's not the same-old-same-old regurgitated music you hear five songs in a row on Top 40 radio although, at the same time, any of their songs would not feel out of place at No. 1 on those charts, either... and probably serve to revitalize the repeatedly overly-derivative pop music that invades the airwaves today. The music fashions a rare originality while still managing to be relevant, if not painfully yearned for, in today's musical culture. If Regina Spektor somehow managed to fornicate with My Chemical Romance and Muse in Queen's bed... Sad Robot would be their love child. Additionally, their live shows are killer. So... check them out... and lemme know if you agree. This is a great thread, lot of great recommendations.
The Beginning of the End [Explicit]

Posted on Jan 14, 2011 8:40:40 AM PST
Life Cried - I know the name sounds Emo, but he is not! He is the american version of [f/a/v] - harsh distorted vocals and violent beats. Melotron is more danceable. Beborn Beton is also in this same vein. Any song on Melotron's album Sternenstaub is highly danceable and easy to sing to (if you do not speak German, it does not matter, for the lyrics are simple.) Beborn Beton is more into singing in English.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2011 11:46:28 PM PDT
J. Baker says:
I've recently stumbled on Warpaint last Friday (where have I been? - these girls are wonderful!) They're the best all-girl band today this side of the Dum-Dum Girls.

As for sing-along bands... hmm, I'm tired. I sing Silver Jews songs in the shower. That's all I got now. Good luck.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2011 12:38:04 AM PDT
As for sheer unadulterated enthusiasm that even the most jaded listener would have trouble refusing.....try FREE ENERGY and their last STUCK ON NOTHING album....SURFER BLOOD also a great choice for tunefulness.....if you are like me and never been that thrilled by FOO FIGHTERS, the new one is a great buy with incredible tunes that sound like the beach boardwalk and summer nights...even when some lyrics make me wince a bit, the earnestness in which they are delivered cannot be ignored, the guy means it.....Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Panda Bear, Explosions in the Sky are great choices too....

Posted on Apr 24, 2011 10:47:16 AM PDT
I would suggest new alternative bands like The Vaccines, Kids Of '88 and New Politics.

Posted on May 3, 2011 11:52:46 PM PDT
magnu says:
I've just discovered Arcade Fire.

Posted on May 5, 2011 1:18:37 PM PDT
J. Witty says:
Check out Weeknight Remedy, they're here on the amazon store and on itunes. They are really new and just a few days ago released their first EP. They're tight, I'd compare them to paramore or flyleaf. You should check them out.

Posted on May 6, 2011 3:17:19 PM PDT
Havok says:
You should really check out Another Travisty. They are awesome!

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2011 10:41:45 AM PDT
Smiles Alot says:
...From The Crib

this is new and good hidden gem

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2011 10:42:43 AM PDT
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Posted on May 21, 2011 6:41:17 PM PDT
T. Griffin says:
The National!! "Boxer" and last year's "High Violet" in particular... both albums are amazing start to finish.
I am loving the new Explosions in the Sky- I've pretty much liked everything from them, so I'm not surprised.
The People's Key by Bright Eyes; hooked with "Approximate Sunlight" and I like the way Denny Brewer ties the songs and the theme of the record together.

In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2011 8:11:26 PM PDT
Smiles Alot says:
Check out Lolina Vur...From The Crib. New, original, not soft, and it rocks!

Posted on May 22, 2011 2:57:35 PM PDT
Try AWOLNATION
Check out their song SAIL

Posted on May 22, 2011 4:13:46 PM PDT
Antisyzygy says:
Check out Sir Jack the Lad if you get a change. Thanks.

Posted on May 24, 2011 2:51:39 PM PDT
TheFoe says:
Hmmm the original post was in 2007 and she has not replied since, I think she's left the building.

Posted on May 24, 2011 7:34:47 PM PDT
Emily's Army is the best

Posted on May 24, 2011 8:25:16 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 24, 2011 8:26:23 PM PDT
RegalQuack says:
Listen to AS TALL AS LIONS. Inspiring and incredibly deep lyrics and amazing music overall.

Listen to this song. A Soft Hum, found in their 2nd album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCLjKTQW-lo

Posted on May 26, 2011 7:12:02 PM PDT
Jason Castro says:
We're not too bad. We love Mae!
Against A Great Machine

In reply to an earlier post on May 28, 2011 1:45:04 PM PDT
Orphie says:
Go to YouTube and start checking out Mother Mother. Quirky, melodic and great harmonies.

In reply to an earlier post on May 28, 2011 2:17:45 PM PDT
hello, try the Cival Wars, Barton Hollow. it's something different-a band to follow.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2011 7:07:36 PM PDT
There's a new(er) band called Mixtapes who's record Maps is available for free at Death to False Hope Records.

My top 5 indie bands are (in no order):
Dinosaur Jr
the Moldy Peaches
the Replacements
Some Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
the Decemberists

but there are many great ones. My Bloody Valentine is a great group to get into as well.

Posted on Jun 2, 2011 10:11:34 PM PDT
KB says:
Try: Dangerous Summer. Anberlin. They are similar but less mellow and a little "newer".

Older bands that are similar: Jealous Sound. Juliana Theory (poppy, but catchy and sometimes less mellow than Mae)

Descendents and any offshoot of that band, Saves The Day, Starting Line.

Also, Next To None. Underrated pop punk from late 90's. Hard to find, but Amazon and iTunes have them now. Disclaimer: semi-plug.

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