Recommend bands that need it
Mychal Stanley, Anthony Logan, Michael Cianciulli | Friday, April 9, 2010
So, we know that no one reads the Scene section, so a lot of the absurdly misguided movie reviews and terrible music recommendations have gone by unnoticed and uncommented upon. But the absurd recommendation of supposedly obscure electropop bands ground our gears. There are electropop bands that actually deserve widespread recognition, not the wholesale Postal Service knockoff Owl City or a band that’s been featured in a blockbuster movie’s soundtrack. And are you seriously imploring us to “tap” tracks by international dance sensation La Roux who is in the top 40 in at least eight different countries? Give us a break.
For your perusal, here are 50 electropop bands that are more deserving of recognition and esteem for you to “tap.” These are bands that are not popular but deserve to be, so we won’t be listing bands that are good but already have enough popularity like MGMT, Passion Pit, Animal Collective, etc.
Hot Chip, Goldfrapp, Cut Copy, Crystal Castles, Ladytron, Air, Kleerup, Bat For Lashes, The Bird and the Bee, Black Moth Super Rainbow, M83, School of Seven Bells, F*** Buttons, Faded Paper Figures, STS9, Fol Chen, Four Tet, Free the Robots, Freezepop, Gameboy/Gamegirl, Hercules and Love Affair, High Places, jj, The xx, LCD Soundsystem, Neon Indian, Of Montreal, Panda Bear, Persephone?s Bees, Portishead, Yelle, RJD2, Dan Deacon, Royksopp, The Ruby Suns, Small Sins, Throw Me the Statue, Tiga, Empire of the Sun, Fischerspooner, Little Dragon, Memory Cassette, Prefuse 73, Boards of Canada, Yuksek, Annie, Anamanaguchi, FM Belfast, OH SNAP!!, and Santogold.
To actually receive an education (read: not top 200 hits) in great music (not just electropop, but literally every genre), please tune in to WVFI on Monday nights at midnight to listen to the Electric Boogaloo, the greatest radio show to ever grace the netwaves of Notre Dame.