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Recommend new bands with good bass players?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Altitude, May 5, 2009.

  1. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Think of all the great bands through the years whose bass players made a significant contribution to the band's sonic identity. Rush, Peppers, Primus, Yes, and scores of others. Some of them so because the bass players were/are flashy, others just because the bass players had a specific sound or charisma of playing that went a certain distance to make the band what they were.

    But what about the current crop? What are some new and emerging bands who are notable at least in part because of the contributions of their bass players?

    Let's think primarily about bands that have entered the scene materially in the last five years, and not fusion bass players who record their own albums. I know about Hadrien Feraud, Tal Wilkenfeld, Willis, Wooten, and all of those cats - great players but not what I am asking about here. Thoughts?
  2. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    No responses? Really?
  3. cheshirepig


    May 14, 2008
    Cincinnai, OH
    they are older than 5 years, but Wilco's bassist is great.
  4. Spitalfield's first 2 albums have a great bass player with a unique tone.

    Remember Right Now and Stop doing bad things.

    The last album was great, but not the same caliber as the bass player left.
  5. TrevorOfDoom

    TrevorOfDoom Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    they may not be your cup of tea, but i like The Matches. the last record, A Band In Hope, has some killer lines. very simple, with groove and taste.
    also, The Exit. three piece from new york in the same vein as the Police, a little Talking Heads, and other's of the same style. very solid work. grooves a mile wide.
  6. Also check out Cartel's bass player on Chroma, he was great.

    I just saw Paper Route, and the band was great. Everyone of them are musical animals.
  7. Apostle of hustle, listen to the album National Anthem of Nowhere, listen to the title track to have a good idea.

  8. The Spruce Goos

    The Spruce Goos

    May 6, 2009

    Hell yes on Broken Social Scene

    - Mogwai (super melodic and present)
    - Lightning Bolt (just a bassist and drummer but ****ing insane)
    - !!! (super funky)
    - Isis
    - Russian Circles
    - The Mercury Program
    - LCD Soundsystem
  9. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    I agree — John Stirratt’s playing is wonderful. I just listened to “Sky Blue Sky” (2007) again last night and was reminded of his great talent.
  10. mrufino1

    mrufino1 Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    I'm a big fan of Mark Stoermer of the Killers.
  11. PBass101


    Jul 3, 2008
    I'm not a fan of The Killers, but I did enjoy the basslines in the handful of songs I've listened to by them.
  12. aquamentus


    Apr 15, 2005
    Keokuk, IA
    Hellooooo, a little something called Pete Wentz. Geez. OK, I kid.
  13. Mikio


    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    Fall Out Boy (?)

    hm... last Five Years... well, this is from 2002, but I don't think you know it lol

    I like the bassline to that song, Miño by Los Bunkers
  14. Sartori

    Sartori Supporting Member

  15. Freddy-G.

    Freddy-G. Supporting Member

    May 4, 2005
    Duluth, Georgia
    There's some really tasty bass playing on Guster's "Ganging Up On the Sun".
  16. Grizzly700


    Mar 18, 2008
    Maryville, TN
    When I heard this question I immediately thought of anberlin and avenged sevenfold.
  17. Jonyak


    Oct 2, 2007
    Ottawa, Ont
  18. The High Strung
  19. 3toes


    Aug 30, 2006
    Charleston, South Carolina
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    Would it be in bad taste to say my own band? :D
  20. droskobass


    Oct 8, 2007
    Montreal, Canada
    Former Part-Time, Non-Commission Employee MOOG Audio
    Patrick Watson's bass player Mishca stein is Killer. check out their two albus. these guys are venerable rock gods in Europe and they opened for James brown on his last tour.

    Mishca is an old friend of mine and he's about as humble a guy as could be imagined... but still great grooves, note choice and use of simple pedals (holy grail. boss OD, volume pedal) to great effect.