The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of

Hello Not Entirely Perfect Readers! I am Alanna from over at Alanna & Company blog. Today, I'll be sharing some of my favorite bands that you've probably never heard, although you should!

Number one// All time favorite is MuteMath. I first started listening to them in 2006, and the first song I ever heard from them is Typical. They are an alternative rock band that started in New Orleans. Probably one of my favorite songs from them is The Nerve off their 2009 album Armistice. But this is Spotlight, which you might recognize if you watched the Twilight movies.

Number two// Lindsey Stirling. Okay, she technically isn't a band, but she's a violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer. She has been named by Forbes, was in America's Got Talent and nominated on Billboard. So I'm always shocked when people say they've never heard of her. 

Number three// Phantogram. It's a duo self-described as electric rock. I think I heard of them just this past summer when I spontaneously heard one of their songs on the radio, but my favorite is Howl at the Moon.

Number four// Punch Brothers. So I mentioned them previously; they are a bluegrass band, but wikipedia says that they are described as "bluegrass instrumentation and spontaneity in the strictures of modern classical" whatever the hell that means...I don't like all of their songs because some of them get a bit too twangy for me, but my favorite is Movement and Location and I'm obsessed with it. 

Number five// Animal Collective. Beware! They are a bit trippy. I guess I would describle them as psychedelic electronica? If you watch the music video you'll totally understand. They have some really neat music and are always a go-to for my roadtrips.

Have you heard of any of these bands? Or do you have a favorite band that no one has heard of?

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  1. Lindsey Stirling! She came up on a Pandora station I had for classical music and I liked it so much I made a whole new station based on her music. The rest are new to me.

  2. I loooooove Lindsey Sterling! On her own she is fantastic, but her collaborations with vocalists are fantastic too. So glad so share some love for her. A few of these others vaguely ring a bell for me but I have to explore a little closer I think :)

  3. I've never heard of these bands but will definitely be looking them up

  4. Thanks for the suggestions!! I'm also happy that people still use the library to check out CDs!

  5. Never heard of these but I'll look them up! I love music just too lazy these days to venture off into the unknowns. Lol ;) Have a great weekend Stephanie! -Iva

  6. Never heard of them before, but they sure look interesting. Will definitely check them out. It was very nice of you to share these bands.