What music did you discover this year?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Ben Rose, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    This has been a phenomenal year for me in terms of discovering music. Some of the bands are new, some are just new to me.

    Amos Lee - Mission Bell
    The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
    Ben L'Oncle Soul - Ben L'Oncle Soul
    Chelsea Sue Allen - Tiny Prizes
    Dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip - Angles
    Dave Rawlings Machine - A friend of a friend
    The Devil Makes Three - Stomp and Smash
    The Domino Kings - Some Kind of Sign
    Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halos - Fields of June
    Fun. - Aim and Ignite
    Glen Hansard - Rhythm and Repose
    Jamie Lidell - Jim
    Julien Dore - Bichon
    The Lumineers - The Lumineers
    Mayor Hawthorne - How Do You Do
    Nicos Gun - (youtube)
    MuteMath - Odd Soul
    Raul Malo - Sinners & Saints
    Rufus Wainright - Out of the Game
    Tracey Thorn - Tinsel & Lights
    You Can't Win Charlie Brown - Chromatic

    So what new bands or albums did you discover this year?
  2. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Adagio - Neo Classical Metal / Progressive Symphonic Metal

    Avantasia - Symphonic Metal / Power Metal
  3. Scobby Bott

    Scobby Bott

    Jan 23, 2012
    Pottstown, PA
    I discovered you can play Six Degrees of Ben Verellen and win every time.
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    New to me...

    Mumford & Sons
    Grateful Dead
  5. Casting Thunder

    Casting Thunder

    Oct 7, 2012
    Of Monsters and Men
    Jethro Tull
    Clare Maguire
  6. BenBL


    Jun 25, 2012
    So many for me this year:

    Heart for a Tin Man (knew about them just really got into them now, and currently one of my Favorites)
    A Tribe Called Quest
    The Band
    Desktop Rulers
    El Ten Eleven
    Chuck Ragan (now one of my all time favorites)
    Twenty |One | Pilots (amazing live if you have the chance)
    Biffy Clyro
    Jack Johnson
    The Gaslight Anthem
    Fitz and the Tantrums
    Can't Stop, Won't Stop
    Charles Mingus
    International Karate
  7. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Just spent some time cruising the discoveries in this thread. So much good stuff! Especially digging AWOLNATION.

    International Karate reminded me of this video: http://youtu.be/uFlQNtL8F9s
  8. Demonjrx


    May 30, 2012
    United States
    Albums this I discovered this year?
    Panopticon - Kentucky
    Petrychor - Effigies and Epitaphs
    Eddie Vedder - Into The Wild Soundtrack
    Rowland S. Howard - Pop Crimes
    Honestly that's it.. The albums category for my discoveries this year was rather week.

    Simon & Garfunkel
    Peter Gabriel
    Phillip Phillips
    Kelly Joe Phelps
    Falling In Reverse
    Waking The Monolith
    Green Jelly
    As I Lay Dying
    Young Hunter
    Eric Church
    Zach Brown Band
    And... I guess that's it... Wow.. Woulda thunk I discovered more?
  9. Symphonic Metal.... It's so amazing.....
  10. Franz Ferdinand (well, re-discovered them)
    Miles Davis
    Charlie Parker
  11. Stormer


    Jul 24, 2012
    Jaco- i finally get it!!!
    Bill Withers
    Albert King
  12. For me, the biggest discovery this year was Cocteau Twins. Safe to say I'm a fan for life.
  13. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway

    Townes Van Zandt (Yeah, I know; I'm a bit late to the party...)

    The Midnight Ghost Train

    Elephant9 (If you like progressive jazz-rock, you MUST check these guys out!)


    Joy Division

    Miles Davis

    Tom Waits (Again, I know...)

    Black Cobra
  14. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    Thanks to TBers:
    Albert King
    Roy Buchanan
    Rocket Juice and the Moon

    Thanks to a book called 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die:
    Bulgarian Women's National Radio and Television Chorus
    DJ Shadow
    Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star

    Thanks to my guitar player:

    Thanks to live performances:
    Skerik's Bandalabra (opened for them, got owned)
    Jimmy Herring Band
    Chris Botti
    The Latent (my new favorite local band)

    Thanks to web surfing:
    Annie Gosfield
    The Adachi Tomomi Royal Chorus
    Between The Buried And Me
    Don Caballero
  15. Deadmau5. My kids got me into him. Great stuff.
    Stevie Wonder. Great bass lines.
  16. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Evanston, IL
    this year i got into:

    ST Germain
    Father John Misty

    those are the only ones that were completely new to me this year.
  17. BassAgent


    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    New to me:

    Sarah Jarosz
    Bon Iver
    Cinematic Orchestra
    Sigur Ros
    Fat Freddy's Drop
    John Martyn
    Patrick Watson

    Something like that.
  18. csanders


    Jun 14, 2012
    This year has been an odd one for me, musically. I've delved back into TripHop for some strange reason.


    Also went back and found Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip's 2nd album. I miss these guys.

    P.S. Whoever said Symphonic Metal... Thank you. You win.
  19. Barca_bass


    May 22, 2011

    Glad to see you found Toadies. As for me: Fitz and the Tantrums, couldn't avoid Gotye or Adele (I actually ended up enjoying both), Citizen Cope, The Shins, and Portugal the Man. There were probably many others, but I cannot recall them at this time.
  20. bwoodman

    bwoodman Supporting Member

    Dirty Loops - and glad to see that David Foster has put them on his tour - I dig these cats!