"Benpaco" Beruit is great - I'd also reccomend a listen. And I listed the Beatles as a Style, sort-a. I'm not sure what to call their genre - they're too Pop to be Rock, too Rock to be pop, too light to be Classic Rock, too poppy to be Alternative, not poppy enough to be bubblegum, etc. But bands that are in the Beatles genre I like, as well as the Beatles themselves. That was my point with the double mention there. And I must ask - do you know XTC and Joy Division???? (I won't even ask about Monarchy - no one knows them, but the other 2'd be awesome if you knew!)
Yeah, I listened to a lot of Beirut's stuff on youtube yesterday. I know XTC, but not Joy Division. Any recommendations for their songs? Also, I like Monarchy!
You know Monarchy and XTC!?!?! I think I love you! Haha, jk, but you do have an amazing taste of music! The only people I know who know Monarchy are a few of my friends who I introduced to them, but even then, some of them didn't like it (fools!)
Joy Division is sorta the band everyone forgets about. They were only around for 4 years before their singer commited suicide (but the band kept going as a little group called "New Order" who changed the face of electronic music). But Joy Division influenced everyone it seems like, including U2, The Cure, Bloc Party, Interpol, Moby, The Editors, The National, John Frusciante of RHCP, Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, and a bunch more. And I will link my favorite 3 by them below, but before I do so - are you farmiliar with Tuxedomoon?
First, their biggest hit, known for its use in Donnie Darko, and what was voted in 2002 by NME to be the greatest song of all time (Triple J ran the same poll in 89 and 90 and found the same thing both times)
Next, the oft-forgotten single "She's Lost Control" about a girl with Epilepsy (which the singer was afflicted by himself):
Finally, this is "Shadowplay" which is best known for its covers by The Killers and Silversun Pickups:
And there's your guide to Joy Division. I hope you like them, they are like black licorice - you either love it or you hate it