• @Clbull
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    12 days ago

    Petrol Bastard.

    They call themselves ‘Tesco Value Prodigy’, yet when I see them put out tracks like these, I’m surprised they don’t have much of a following.

  • Chozo
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    216 days ago

    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. They’re an Australian psych rock band who experiment with a lot of different rock subgenres. They’ve put out a TON of albums in their short time together; all of them are fantastic, and each one is its own unique experience. They often have a narrative theme with each album, sometimes a singular story that goes across the entire album, or multiple albums. They’re hippies to their core, so a lot of psychedelic themes and songs about climate change and the oil industry. I used to not really care for psych rock that much, but these guys got me to appreciate it. I can’t recommend any one song or album to start with, but I definitely suggest jumping around their discography and just giving some things a listen. If you don’t like something, try another album; they’re all so unique that there’s a pretty good chance they have something you’ll enjoy.

    • @[email protected]
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      135 days ago

      I disagree here because I don’t think they’re really underrated at all. They’re fantastic, and generally rated as fantastic by most people who’ve listened to them. Maybe they’re not as popular as they could be, but they’re still pretty darn popular.

    • DVNGY
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      35 days ago

      Lucky enough to be seeing them twice this year with Goose opening for them. Can’t wait. Check out Goose if you haven’t yet, their production quality is out of this world.

    • @[email protected]
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      35 days ago

      King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

      They play in Vancouver and Whistler quite often. Often enough that they get play time on some college/small town radio stations, and often enough that when I used to catch them on the radio occasionally I’d go: huh…I wonder if this is that king givdbsjf band?

  • @[email protected]
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    206 days ago

    Infected Mushroom. They have a sound unlike anything I’ve heard anywhere else. I recommend the album Army of Mushrooms to newcomers, but their entire collection is solid.

    • @Brkdncr
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      106 days ago

      I wouldn’t say they are underrated, just niche.

    • boletus
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      26 days ago

      They make psytrance, it’s super popular in Israel, and in the general rave scene. Used to be waaay bigger in the 2Ks.

      • aDogCalledSpot
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        25 days ago

        I find that their take on psytrance has a lot more going on than the usual rave stuff. Theyve been published a few times by Monstercat which shows that they fit more into this - for lack of a better word - “gaming” EDM.

        • boletus
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          14 days ago

          Yeah they definitely have their own style, and love to experiment.

    • ℕ𝕖𝕞𝕠
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      26 days ago

      Yeah I’ve had a couple tracks by them in my “to download” Spotify playlist for years. Fun sound but not for every occasion. “Project 100” is the track that put them on my radar.

  • @[email protected]
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    34 days ago

    Spoon is an awesome band that mostly flies just below the radar while still quietly releasing awesome records. They have been active since the 90s and they don’t have a single bad album.

  • HEXN3T
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    85 days ago

    You know, Supertramp is pretty underrated nowadays. As big as they used to be, I’m the only one (besides a friend’s parent who has walls and walls of vinyl) who even listens to them ever. Their style is just so varied and unique, and nearly all of their albums could be considered all-time greats.

    “Oh yeah, the one that made ‘Take the Long Way Home’”

    • DVNGY
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      35 days ago

      Supertramp’s Dreamer is one of my favorite songs of all time. Such a fun band

    • @[email protected]
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      25 days ago

      Breakfast in America is always a fun album to play for people, because you get “Wait, this song is Supertramp too? And it’s the same album??”

  • Trollivier
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    65 days ago

    Chicago band Mechina, which plays space themed industrial / death and symphonic metal.

    Their music is very rhythmic, and I they are my go to band when I need to concentrate. But they are also the band I listen to whenever I need to feel good.

    They use both clear vocals and growling, and I really like both.

    Their albums tell a story that they keep on building with each release, and the singles connect the narrative of every album together.

    I’ve seen a few people call their music “Mass Effect Metal”, and I get why. They use a lot of audio that could be used in these video games : audio logs from lost spaceships, emergency communications and such.

    Here’s my favorite song from them. It’s a long one but I love every second of it. Even the sound effects at the start.

    Mechina - Blessings upon the fields where blades will flood

  • @errer
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    55 days ago

    Stereolab. French avant-pop band, really pleasant to listen to when driving and working.

  • DVNGY
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    55 days ago

    Mannequin Pussy! Saw them live in a small bar and after arriving home immediately bought tickets to their next show. The music teeters between hard-core and dream-punk. The way they perform live is truly breathtaking.

    • baconsanga
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      25 days ago

      I just discovered this band a month or so ago on Double J. I laughed so hard at the name and now I’m a fan.

      • DVNGY
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        15 days ago

        Haven’t heard of Double J before but I’ll have to check it out. Their latest album ‘I Got Heaven’ is the perfect introduction to Mannequin Pussy’s style

        The name makes for some cool merch haha. I was lucky enough to grab a dad hat at the merch table that just says “pussy” on the front in a fuzzy/hairy font.

        • baconsanga
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          25 days ago

          That is brilliant. If I get a chance to see them in Aus I’ll be sure to get some merch.

          Double J is a spin-off of Triple J, an Australian radio station. No ads and it’s described as a music democracy. Where the people get more say over the music instead of mainstream media so it’s quite diverse.

  • @[email protected]
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    75 days ago

    mewithoutYou

    Their style has changed a lot over the years, but I think they’re always technically post hardcore, with a blend of folk. It’s hard to know which era will resonate with people, but January 1979 was the first I heard from them and my interest was immediately piqued. The Fox, the Crow, and the Cookie is probably their easiest to enjoy. And I have a friend who spent a decade hearing me play their music, but it wasn’t until he heard this track they they clicked for him.

    • @[email protected]
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      14 days ago

      Holy sh*t didn’t expect to find mwY here. Awesome band! You likely are a La Dispute enjoyer too, so for people reading this, the album Rooms of the House, beginning to end

    • @kazren
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      15 days ago

      It’s very different, but [dormouse sighs] fascinates me

        • @kazren
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          It was randomly put in a radio playlist spotify made for me. I was told the band was good, so I heard the fox, the crow, and the cookie, then january 1979, then 9:27 am, so by the time i heard dormouse I didn’t know what to expect.

          The song itself, it’s just weird and dark. It could just be me, but some songs just grab me. It’s, maybe not cinematic is the right word. But it’s powerful, it feels like something is happening over the course of it. And I like songs like that, especially apocalyptic types. Another good example is The End of the World by Aphrodite’s Child. It just puts me in a mood. Set next to a folksy jam about a bird stealing pastries, I was just really interested in it and the guy writing it.

  • @[email protected]
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    55 days ago

    I think 36 Crazyfists were underrated. They sort of made it, but never really got huge. I also think their music only got better and their last 2 albums were amazing.

  • @[email protected]
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    35 days ago

    The aptly named “The Band”. They are legends in their own right but I feel they are still underestimated in regard to the catalog and their influence. Big Star would be a close second.

  • Wild Bill
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    24 days ago

    Not sure if underrated, but I don’t see people talking about Foreign Air. At all.