Originally Posted by Ultragrrrl
anyone wanna recommend something that isn't super myspace-y? so far, everything sounds so samey. any of these bands influenced by like, say, echo and the bunnymen, or joy division, or adam and the ants, or some obscure scottish band from the 80s? maybe even the mid-90s college rock like breeders and pixies?
c'mon kids, start a band or throw a brick... just give me something different from the scene!
Originality is harder and harder to come by these days. Quite frankly, I'm tired of being recommended to listen to the same type of "post-rock" crap. The good stuff - at least good in the sense of what it sounds like you are looking for, as am I - is out there though, but (biting my tongue here) you're more likely to find it on Pitchfork than AP. Unfortuneately, "punk", like sex, sells - it has a built in audience: angsty teenagers and MySpace whores.