While I sometimes pride myself on liking older artists, I find it hard to get into newer or current artists. There have been very few “new” artists that I have really been impressed with in the past few years (Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio, My Morning Jacket). And I while I love records by all of those artists, I’ve also worn them to death. None of these groups have a vast catalogue I can explore and discover new things about. They also don’t have the same nostalgia for me like a group like R.E.M. does.
I really need a new group because I miss the excitement that they bring to a live show. I’ve pretty much seen all of my old heroes live at one point or another (or several times) and while I absolutely love hearing “Like a Rolling Stone”, or “Where The Streets Have No Name”, it’s not the same as somebody new coming along and absolutely killing it live. I want that seem feeling that I had in 2005 when I first saw Kings of Leon before they blew up and became radio favorites. Perhaps I just want to be part of the cultural zeitgeist before it actually happens.
Does anyone know of any new good groups I could listen to?