Favorite Band that Few People Know

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great band for sure. Yes, and Beatle-esque is the perfect way to describe them. My favorite album by them is Skylarking.
Skylarking was my first XTC album. But then I went backwards. You must. Go. Backwards.

And have you listened to their alter-ego, The Dukes of Stratosphere? That is some weird ****.
 

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Where to start.... Usual suspects that I am sure u have too @Brett44 Shakey Graves, Lucero, and Turnpike Troubadour’s. But on a new music angle, a few punk bands I recently discovered The Slow Death (Paddy from d4’s super group), The Dirty Nil’s and Iron Chic!!!
 
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Where to start.... Usual suspects that I am sure u have too @Brett44 Shakey Graves, Lucero, and Turnpike Troubadour’s. But on a new music angle, a few punk bands I recently discovered The Slow Death (Paddy from d4’s super group), The Dirty Nil’s and Iron Chic!!!

Great options. I'm a huge, huge Shakey fan - some similar artists that are under most's radar that are similar are Shovels & Rope, Deer Tick, and Bahamas.
 
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A few from a variety of genres:

- Greta Van Fleet - are awesome, sound a ton like Led Zeppelin. They just released their first full album, and have a great sound:


- The Sheepdogs - they are a little bit more of a 60s throwback, have some notes of The Beatles sometimes. Very jangly:


- St Paul and the Broken Bones - very cool soul/R&B, a bit of a throwback to the Motown soul era:


- Republican Hair - they are a tiny little band out of Memphis, but are just freaking hilarious and pithy and catchy, check out several of their songs:

Thanks for the tip on Greta Van Fleet. Must have.
 
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A lot of my choices have been mentioned. I'd add these:


The Hold Steady. Springsteen meets Thin Lizzy.


Tyler Childers. The next Sturgill Simpson.


The Yawpers (thanks to @isukendall for turning me on to them). Greasy, filthy, literate punk/country/blues/rock hybrid.


Natural Child. Drunk, stoned, and worshiping at the altar of 1973.
 

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Does War on Drugs or Manchester Orchestra count? Or are they too well known at this point to be considered some of the best bands out there right now?
Saw War On Drugs last month. Outstanding show!
 

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Does War on Drugs or Manchester Orchestra count? Or are they too well known at this point to be considered some of the best bands out there right now?

They are both good and I'm sure SOMEONE hasn't heard of them, so worth a share.
 
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http://www.coldrain.jp/
Check out the Japanese rock band, their lead singer’s mother is from Iowa.
Their music is performed in English.
They have toured all over the world and in USA.
 
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