Here’s a few bands that I seem to be listening to a lot recently:
Medeski, Martin, and Wood
These are all great bands IMHO (well, Fuck probably doesn’t qualify as a great band, but they’re fun) but I feel like I need something new. I’ve tried going back and listening to stuff from my more angsty years, but I just can’t get back into Pink Floyd and other stuff like that.
I’m not necessarily looking for a band that’s recording and touring today (but that would be great), just something new to me to get into. I think I’m looking for something with a dirty, almost mechanical sound (like later Tom Waits or early Flaming Lips) but that’s still very musical (guitar, keyboard, or anything else solos). Sparklehorse is great, but I’m getting a little tired of them. A couple of friends recommended Arcade Fire, but I can’t seem to get into it. Same with The White Stripes. I saw Gnarls Barkley open for the Flaming Lips on New Year’s eve and was really impressed, but I haven’t picked up any of his music yet.
Any thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks in advance.