Nope, no new covers to rant about. After talking music with Dennis recently, I’ve made him a mix CD of covers that I do like… I had a little trouble getting enough of them, but I eventually found what I needed… 🙂
So yeah, instead of ranting, I’ll just post a sort of year-end review of bands that were new to me in 2004, and why you should check them out… 🙂
Ask Me Later – girly pop punk. It’s sooooo much fun!
Butterfly Messiah – slightly techno (in my opinion), their page calls them more Pop/Electronica. Sure, that works too. 🙂
Celldweller / Circle of Dust – a lot of their stuff sounds the same, or uses a lot of the same elements, but it’s some pretty good, heavy, goth-ish, techno-ish, stuff. “Frozen” is definitely my favorite song by them…
Dreamside – very pretty stuff, kinda ethereal vocals, and the one song I have by them was remixed by The Cruxshadows… what’s not to like? 🙂
Effcee – I only have one song by them at this point, but I MUST find more. I really like it a lot!
Ego Likeness – I really like their lead singer’s voice a lot, and the music goes well with it. Good stuff.
Interpol – I’m sure I had at least vaguely heard of these guys before this year, but hadn’t paid much attention. The lead singer’s voice frequently reminds me of Peter Murphy, and that’s just kewl… 🙂
K.M.F.D.M. – yes, I know I’m WAY behind the curve on this one… but I finally got some K.M.F.D.M. this year, so it’s new to me! 🙂 I have only a small collection, but it’s good stuff thus far… 🙂
L’Ame Immortelle – just starting to get into these folks, but liking it thus far.
Placebo – yeah, I had heard of them before this year, but I finally actually got to hear their music this year, and that was very kewl… 🙂
Portishead – again, another band I had heard of, but not listened to very much. And now, I listen to them lots… 🙂
racermason – I think this is the discovery I’m most pleased of at the moment, cuz I just really like their stuff… I want more!
Skintrade – I’ve only heard one song by them, but I like it a lot, and hope to be able to get more! 🙂
And that about covers it. And yeah, the majority of this new music exposure comes from Slaghuis and J, but a few come from my new goth compilations that I’ve bought over the year. All in all, it’s been a good year for new music for me… and that’s kewl… 🙂