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Howdy.

I've been lurking a lot lately, rarely posting, but I thought it'd be fun to do a 'new band recommendation' post. I'm discovering a boatload of bands in my new job, so here's five I think are really brilliant.

1. Roy Rieck and The Medley Band

(Tel Aviv, Israel)

- amazing alt country from Israel of all places. Now based in London.

2. Kill It Kid

(Bath, UK)

- I used to work with these guys. I really think anyone who likes old blues, Anthony Hegarty or Wilco will love them.

3. Dan Mangan

(Vancouver)

- I think he is, arguably, one of the best new songwriters in Canada. His new album is terrific.

4. Broken Records

(Edinburgh, Scotland)

- They are signed to 4AD/Beggars here and I absolutely adore them. Sort of celtic-jam. I don't think they have been to America yet.

5. Manana

(Basel, Switzerland)

- Really loving this. Post-rock-ish, I guess, with a contemporary bent. Played CMW last year, apparently.

OK... let me know and post bands!!!!

x,

shain

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Is this about new bands? BRMC has been around for about a decade or so.

that's funny...exactly what I thought when I read his post

Golden Boots opened for Dr Dog in April @ Lee's...talked with one of the guys outside and he was very humble and down to earth. He was really pumped to be opening for Dr.Dog every night I remember. I like their sound.

The Cave Singers (are they considered a new band?)

who also opened for Dr.Dog that night are really good and are coming back to Toronto next month (2 shows in Montreal)

14 Sep 2009

20:00

Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto, Ontario

First Aid Kit = pretty voices but bore me rather quickly

The Mystic Valley Band (ya, I know it's Conor and he's been around for a long time, but this new band just released their 2nd album and they rock)

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new to me. Any suggestions?

Jus' sayin'. :)

I recommended Wellsy's band above... saw them at the nest a few weeks back and thought they were pretty AOK.

Other than that, i found this guy on myspace and i've been liking him... but absolutely no idea how long he's been in existence.

Tiresias and the Blind Prophets http://www.myspace.com/tiresiasmusic

And, not entirely new, but still a suggestion:

The Felice Brothers

http://www.myspace.com/thefelicebrothers

Probably not needing recommendation, but i'm super pumped about their formation:

Monsters of Folk

http://www.myspace.com/monstersoffolk

Saw these guys in Hamilton a couple of weeks ago and thought they were pretty great:

The Cavaliers!

http://www.myspace.com/thecavaliersmusic

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