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November 22, 2005 8:33 AM   Subscribe

I have developed an unhealthy obsession with Juno, Swervedriver, The Appleseed Cast, Compound Red and Art of Fighting. What other bands would you suggest in the same vein?
posted by signal to Media & Arts (14 answers total)
For instrumental music try Tristeza or Rumah Sakit, maybe. One of the guys from Compound Red has a new band called Chariots Race, but I don't believe they sound like Compound Red.
posted by drezdn at 8:59 AM on November 22, 2005

Juno's FREAKING awesome! Do you have their split EP with the dismemberment plan. "Non-Equivalents" is one song that I can't get enough of.

but uh try Pandora, LivePlasma for recommendations.
posted by stratastar at 8:59 AM on November 22, 2005

Well, I remember listening to tons of swervedriver in the early 90's along with other shoegazer british bands like Ride (early), my bloody valentine, chapterhouse etc... But Swervedriver was louder and more aggressive than the others. But they all were really cool to listen to. AMG lists the realted artists to explore. As for the others I haven't a clue.
posted by stavx at 9:35 AM on November 22, 2005

Drill for Absentee, Giant's Chair.
posted by miniape at 9:38 AM on November 22, 2005

I'm with stavx... I mostly remember Swervedriver in that context. I might also add Catherine Wheel to that.
posted by kaseijin at 9:38 AM on November 22, 2005

damn...forgot Catherine Wheel!!!... Black Metallic LIVE was the godhead
posted by stavx at 9:40 AM on November 22, 2005

The Appleseed Cast is very unlike the others mentioned, but considering they're my favorite band, you may get a shitload out of my mp3 blog: Thee Silver Mt. Zionist
posted by Mach3avelli at 10:09 AM on November 22, 2005

Swervedriver rocked a little harder than did a typical shoegazer act, but you may find this list helpful.

Also, Hum sounds a bit like Swervedriver, and are just as good, IMO.
posted by Kwantsar at 10:53 AM on November 22, 2005

Thirty Ought Six FREAKING RULE and are very much in this vein.

See also Juno's former labelmates Shiner who are terrific and right up this alley. Both Lula Divinia and The Egg are good.

Also, from the ashes of Shiner spings another great band The Life and Times, that I would actually describe as somewhere right between Juno and Swervedriver.

I would also reccommend Hum's underrated You'd Prefer an Astronaut, as well as Failure and Explosions in the Sky.

And also obviously Jawbox, who practially invented this style and the bassist of which founded DeSoto Records which Juno, Compound Red and Shiner all put out records on.
posted by Heminator at 11:03 AM on November 22, 2005

Sorry, didn't refresh before posting Kwantsar. I defer Hum to you...
posted by Heminator at 11:03 AM on November 22, 2005

If you enjoy Swervedriver checkout Lift to Experience.
posted by oh pollo! at 11:51 AM on November 22, 2005

Hum's first album isn't underrated, it's the second one that everyone hated.
Similar to Hum is Hugh.
Aggressive shoegaze? Sounds of Confusion by Spacemen 3.
posted by klangklangston at 11:58 AM on November 22, 2005

To clarify: I believe that Hum record is underrated in that many people still have never heard of them, despite the fact that Stars was a minor radio hit.

Also, You'd Prefer An Astronaut was their second album; their follow-up to that Downward is Heavenward (which I didn't like that much personally) actually has a slightly higher Amazon rating with more reviews, so I think it overstates the case to say the record is hated.
posted by Heminator at 12:34 PM on November 22, 2005

I second what Heminator said.
posted by bwilms at 12:45 PM on November 22, 2005

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