I fancy myself an audiophile. I like keeping up on what's out there and discovering new bands and fresh music.
Somehow or another I missed a BIGGIE.
Have you heard Elbow? They are British, they've been around for years, and they are adored in the U.K. Their sound is orchestral, dense, deep, and beautiful. I was only just introduced this summer. Proof I'm not NEARLY as hip as I think I am. Humbling, it is.
I'm going to post some clips now. They released a new album in March titled "Build a Rocket Boys!" Guy Garvey, the singer and lyricist, just blows my head off. Click on these, turn the sound up, and LISTEN!
And, lest you think these guy's can't ROCK, I'll post one more:
How refreshing is it to see a band that isn't a manufactured cliche?
Man, I LOVE these guys. I encourage you to search for more clips on YouTube (there are MANY) and maybe pick up a record. You know, BUY one.