What bands are truly innovating nowadays?

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What bands are truly innovating nowadays?

Post by aliendawg » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:59 pm

I was wondering: Are there bands truly innovating these days??

What's something you've been listening that doesn't really sound like anything else or maybe a different approach to an old genre or something?

I've been really into this band called Palm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6428kmSJhok

I reckon they sound like some other stuff but there's something new going on there (rhythmically at least) I believe.

So yeah!! Recommend me some stuff!
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Re: What bands are truly innovating nowadays?

Post by marqueemoon » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:23 pm

Hopefully you are already listening to Deerhoof?

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:31 am

Even though they're painfully hip, Snapped Ankles would (and probably should) be considered innovative. They make their own instruments & bring a certain amount of yeti theatre to their live shows. ;D

We saw them in Eindhoven & while they weren't really my thing, it was hilarious seeing one of them leave the stage & stride around the venue, Gandalf stick in hand, being eagerly followed by a guy with a handi-cam.
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Post by dadsoda » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:40 am

When I read the title the first band I thought of was Palm. ;)

I've listening to some bands mashing up genres.

What i would call "goregaze". One of my favorite releases last year. They also have some industrial tracks on the album.
https://theyareguttingabodyofwater.bandcamp.com/

This band is straight up 90's/early 00's alt rock/grunge in 2016, but they do it so well.
https://narrowheadtx.bandcamp.com/album/satisfaction

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Post by stevejamsecono » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:21 pm

Haven't heard a ton to be honest, but then again I'm more of a song classicist than anything else, so I'm probably not seeking out the most avant garde stuff to begin with.

That being said probably my biggest "whoa, I never thought of that before" moment was seeing this band at the Charm City Artspace in summer of 2010 or so. Melodic hardcore/pop punk band playing with latin rhythms, really really fun. Probably not most people's cup of tea here but I was really impressed with them and they had the room moving. Alas, they pivoted into more standard Springsteen-punk by the next album :fp:

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Post by andy_tchp » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:22 pm

My Disco. If nothing else I can't think of any other bands that sound like them.

Any number of the projects Mike Patton is involved with probably fit the criteria too.
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Post by Jaguar018 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:05 am

I'm going to go with the Beach Boys. BLEEDING EDGE ROCK TECHNOLOGY.

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Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:40 am

MELT DOWNER
One of the many bands of the Austrian Mastermind Wolfgang Möstl - but definitely my favorite!
Have a listen!
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https://numavi.bandcamp.com/album/alter-the-stunt
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Post by Pepe Silvia » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:24 am

marqueemoon wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Hopefully you are already listening to Deerhoof?
I need to give them a try. For some reason I thought they were some Mumford and Sons band until I saw the drummer was part of Big Walnuts Yonder

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Post by Dok » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:01 pm

I don't think Andy Shauf sounds like anybody else out there.

Also this and most other Tropical Fuck Storm songs frighten me - they don't do anything quite like anybody else either.

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Post by mbene085 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:13 pm

Pepe Silvia wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:24 am
marqueemoon wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Hopefully you are already listening to Deerhoof?
I need to give them a try. For some reason I thought they were some Mumford and Sons band until I saw the drummer was part of Big Walnuts Yonder
They've been around for 25 years but they've made a ton of truly interesting music (and some not-so-interesting stuff, but that's to be expected for a band that has continually tried new things for this long).

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Post by Pepe Silvia » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:52 pm

mbene085 wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:13 pm
Pepe Silvia wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:24 am
marqueemoon wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Hopefully you are already listening to Deerhoof?
I need to give them a try. For some reason I thought they were some Mumford and Sons band until I saw the drummer was part of Big Walnuts Yonder
They've been around for 25 years but they've made a ton of truly interesting music (and some not-so-interesting stuff, but that's to be expected for a band that has continually tried new things for this long).
What album should I start with? I had them on shuffle play on Spotify and it was all over the place.

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Post by marqueemoon » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:15 pm

Pepe Silvia wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:52 pm
mbene085 wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:13 pm
Pepe Silvia wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:24 am


I need to give them a try. For some reason I thought they were some Mumford and Sons band until I saw the drummer was part of Big Walnuts Yonder
They've been around for 25 years but they've made a ton of truly interesting music (and some not-so-interesting stuff, but that's to be expected for a band that has continually tried new things for this long).
What album should I start with? I had them on shuffle play on Spotify and it was all over the place.
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Post by Telliot » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:47 pm

Dok wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:01 pm
I don't think Andy Shauf sounds like anybody else out there.
Seconded. I LOVED the last Foxwarren record.

Additionally, I think Big Thief are amazing, and I’m always excited to see what Grizzly Bear are doing next.
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Re: What bands are truly innovating nowadays?

Post by hexes » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:37 am

downy (from japan). been at it 20 years and still sound fresh with every album.

new 'single': https://youtu.be/xNHUhILnoZ4

in fact, i should just make a thread. i've seen one or two mentions while searching OSG for them. singer plays a jazzmaster.

sounds like: dreamy vocals, Atypical drum patterns, strong bass, formerly 2 guitarists (all fender gear) now unfortunately 1 plus a new person on electronics, also, permanent video/visual arts person for all live shows.

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