Sorry dude, I've been searching also for an AOL alike sounding band but still haven't found any. Got to say that most of the indie of then & now really can bore the shit out of me, but AOL just got these special sounds which are great. Harnessed In Slums, The Lowest Part Is Free, ... What you can do is check out some skateboard videos, maybe you'll find some good music like AOL. That's how I got to know 'em, the Element skateboard video "Elementality vol. 1".
Decided to check in on the group to see if any of you had heard any tidbits on new material...oh well...we can always hope. Any more reunion shows? Only got to see them the one time in the mid-90s and they so kicked my ass. Looking for similar artists? all the recommendations I've seen are from bands that were in the same scene but AOL had a sound very much of their own and I've yet to hear anything else out there that fills my AOL cravings. The guitars were definitely inspired from what Polvo was doing, but then went for hooks aplenty and Eric has such an awesome world-weary voice. The new remasters have been a great listen...
I don't see the similarities that much at all. Archers of Loaf seem to have a much more conventional pop/punk structure while Pavement is much less predictable, and a little more abrasive. They both kick ass, though!
I did a top 10 archers of loaf songs list...I'm not 100% confident with how it turned out, but its not easy with so many good choices...
I agree pavement never really has done it for me.. bores me .. i like their style of music. but doesnt grab me. Archers far superior. very undercelebrated. Glad to hear they have reformed. :) Trying to talk them into coming to aussie.. They said maybe in 2013
Hey, guys, do you like noise or lo-fi? A bit melodic, a bit synthetic, a bit chaotic - whatever! A fucking unknown needless project from Ural where bears in ushankas drink vodka! :D Check it: http://www.last.fm/music/Burning+Space
So fucking excited to see them in SF on September 3rd! And, I love both Pavement and AoL, and I believe that thinking of love quantitatively is always going to be a trap- just enjoy both bands for what they are- great music. You got it all wrong if you think AoL is superior OR inferior in all aspects to Pavement!