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Smikey2006
Aug 10 2008, 09:15 PM
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hey guys!
Ive really started expanding my taste and music and my sphere has touched soft rock and other mellow music types right now it consists almost entirely of

Porcupine Tree
Coldplay
Red Hot Chili Peppers
William Fitzsimmons
Anathema
The Beatles
Ben Harper
Jack Johnson
G love and the Special Sauce

theres not much there sad.gif so im looking for some soft rock that isn't too mainstream smile.gif accoustic or electric guitars are welcome, drone, anything that is really mellow and emotional kind of deal but nothing with whinny vocals or complaining bands where all the members are 14 PLEASE! Real music but just softer smile.gif

THANKS GMC smile.gif

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Marcus Siepen
Aug 10 2008, 09:59 PM
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She doesn't play guitar, but if you want emotional music, check out Tori Amos, she rules big time.

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Smikey2006
Aug 10 2008, 10:03 PM
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Thanks Marcus! yea it doesn't have to be guitar i just want some good music smile.gif ive even been looking some hangbell/ digerido peieces smile.gif

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Aug 10 2008, 10:14 PM
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Check out Mew https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JVUvC74D8w

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Toni Suominen
Aug 10 2008, 10:19 PM
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You should really check out this finnish band "Tenhi". Their music is VERY mellow and usually only instrumental, very acoustic-driven. Here are some of their songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0FFv1jD7-M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gqw-yepyYs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5e5udWZTHs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7uoVE8HCy8

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JVM
Aug 10 2008, 10:26 PM
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Dude, check out Jamiroquai, Elvis Costello (well, if you like the whole poppy rock thing like the beatles), Dire Straits have a lot of really good soft stuff.. Ben Folds, Beck, Tom Petty, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, The smashing pumpkins have a lot of good slow stuff (and a lot of good heavy stuff), the police, the libertines, the doors, sublime, stereophonics, pink floyd, nine inch nails (yes I'm kind of going up my library here tongue.gif)... lastly i'd say some good ol' john lennon if you like the beatles.

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Smikey2006
Aug 10 2008, 11:11 PM
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Thanks for the recommendations guys smile.gif i really enjoy Tenhi but i can't find any other than those 4 videos so ive bookmarked them and i might need to pick up an album! John lennon is great too, i had forgotten about him for a bit!

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Aug 11 2008, 01:30 AM
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Post Rock could be your friend:

Mogwai
Logh
Early Day Miners
Russian Circle
American Dollar
Red Light Chamber Choir
Maybeshewill
Pelican

This is a more Electr-Rock kinda thing, bu its still awesome. White Mud Free Way- Mercury

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Fsgdjv
Aug 11 2008, 05:09 AM
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If you consider Porcupine Tree a softer band, then I suppose you don't need it to be that soft. laugh.gif

Anyways, try out these:

Explosions in the Sky - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36U4ez7AzKA
Blackfield (with Steven Wilson!) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrIqp4vBgP8
Camel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aezncdri9Y
Eluvium - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_HG__6exOE
Head Control System - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwrtQOZgavM (Ok, not soft, but since you had Porcupine Tree as a soft band it could still work. Great band nevertheless)
Jan Johansson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CeqBE_EP7A
Red Sparrowes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diMHtsrBiR0
Sigur Rós - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0AZIFmkogY


That'll be enough for now.

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I don't think I'd say that they play very much mellow music, but still you could check out Gorillaz.
Another band would be The National Bank. Check out Thomas Dybdahl too, the vocalist in that band smile.gif

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Aug 11 2008, 07:16 AM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Aug 10 2008, 10:59 PM) *
She doesn't play guitar, but if you want emotional music, check out Tori Amos, she rules big time.


One of my favourites of all times, awesome music smile.gif

Blackmore's Night, Death Cab For Cutie, Feeder, The Goo Goo Dolls, Grant Lee Phillips, The Kooks, Marc Cohn, Rilo Kiley, Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan are also great bands to check out smile.gif

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Aug 11 2008, 04:22 PM
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Franz Ferdinand, they are pretty cool ! smile.gif

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Aug 15 2008, 12:44 AM
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Here are a couple more suggestions:

Kaiser Chiefs

Blue Rodeo.... and their Canadian wink.gif

Dave Matthews

Incubus ... they can be pretty heavy too

Modest Mouse

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Smikey2006
Aug 15 2008, 04:34 AM
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QUOTE (Fsgdjv @ Aug 11 2008, 12:09 AM) *
If you consider Porcupine Tree a softer band, then I suppose you don't need it to be that soft. laugh.gif

Anyways, try out these:

Explosions in the Sky - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36U4ez7AzKA
Blackfield (with Steven Wilson!) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrIqp4vBgP8
Camel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aezncdri9Y
Eluvium - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_HG__6exOE
Head Control System - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwrtQOZgavM (Ok, not soft, but since you had Porcupine Tree as a soft band it could still work. Great band nevertheless)
Jan Johansson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CeqBE_EP7A
Red Sparrowes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diMHtsrBiR0
Sigur Rós - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0AZIFmkogY


That'll be enough for now.



steve wilson must be my cup of tea because Blackfield is amazing! i also really like explosions in the sky! thanks for the recommendations!

QUOTE (rokchik @ Aug 14 2008, 07:44 PM) *
Here are a couple more suggestions:

Kaiser Chiefs

Blue Rodeo.... and their Canadian wink.gif

Dave Matthews

Incubus ... they can be pretty heavy too

Modest Mouse

rok


thanks rok! i already listen to alot of those bands, and my friends band is opening for blue rodeo smile.gif

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Aug 15 2008, 02:35 PM
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Pick up Stevie Ray Vaughan's version of "Little Wing". It is instrumental, and definitely a mellow feel to it. It will give you goosebumps!

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