I have a running list of bands that I think are under-appreciated...shamefully ignored...or not as popular as I thought they should have been. The list grows every year, with many of my favorite bands cursed to swim out their existence in a sea of obscurity. What a shame that so many amazing records have been relegated to the "bargain-bin" of the local record store, sadly sharing rack space with 50 copies of "Monster" by R.E.M, or every record by Sum-41. This week was a trip down memory lane...and my play-list was chock full of bands that, in my opinion, never got their "due." Maybe you, the avid reader of ManicCompression, can listen to these records, fall in love with them, and go buy a copy or two for people who's music tastes need improving.
Weekend Picks - 02/25/11
-The Casket Lottery: "Survival Is For Cowards"
-Catherine Wheel: "Chrome"
-The Myriad: "With Arrows, With Poise"
-Year Of The Rabbit: "S/T"
Buy these records...thank me later.
Note: The picture above is of The Casket Lottery...an amazing band from Lawrence, KS. They had a huge sound, and should have had a huge following...