DeadSplinter Up! All Night: Sounds Like?

Where have I heard this?

Do you ever listen to a song and think, hey that sounds like (insert band name here), but it is a different band? Then, when you get to be my age, you say, “Hey, what was the band that did the song that we heard at the place that sounds like this?” without remembering any of the specifics except the sound of the music (or perhaps that’s just me).

Anyway, what music sounds like other music to you?

This band reminds me of Echo and the Bunnymen: Hatcham Social – l If You Go Down to the Woods Today:

And Echo and the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon (damn good song):

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  1. i get really annoyed at these…..coz i swear every new song is a re hash of something i heard before

    and the far superior

    • Oh yes, we most definitely could — and should — do a sampling DUAN.

      • nothings ever gonna beat cypress hills preacher man

        • Oh nice, I had Cypress Hill on the (mem)brain, too and posted them below.

  2. These guys remind me of a better version of Blues Traveler…



  3. Reminds me of the Buzzcocks

    FM Knives


  4. You know who sounds the same to me?  Just about every young white pop singer recording right now and Bon Iver?  Or is it James Blake?  Are they different people?

    • Most definitely a fair point. I’m also going to add Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) to that pile. There’s a huge market for downtempo, breathy, listless white male singer-songwriters that does a bit too much mistaking milquetoast qualities for indie genius. [Not that I don’t like Iron & Wine, James Blake, and (to a lesser degree) Bon Iver. But I have to dig through an album of filler to find two songs that are actually memorable.]

  5. I’ll tell you who NOBODY sounds like:  Buck Owens

    [actually this is just an excuse to hear Tom Brumley play steel]

  6. @Elliecoo You stumped me this time. I know I’ve heard songs before and thought, huh, that sounds like, but I can’t think of an example right now.

    • @Hannibal, then please share whatever you wish (I really like Virginia Beach which you recently posted).

      • I love that song, Leithauser [layed with The Walkmen, I’m sure you remember them.

        The Walkmen – The Rat


        This runs 18 minutes but sometime when you have a chance give it a watch. It has his father, wife, children, and nieces in it.


  7. This is how I know I am officially old. I was getting my hair cut the other day and a song was playing that I recognized but didn’t recognize the artist. Finally it came to me that I know this song from Colin James. I asked my hairdresser who this was and she said Rhianna. I asked her when it was recorded and she said 2012. That’s when I realized I’d been listening to a cover by Colin James this whole time.



  8. When these guys came out I thought they sounded more like Zep than Zep!


    • Holy shit. These guys really spent their entire youth modeling Zeppelin. Still sounds good though. Another band to add to my playlist.

      • And naturally, they claim they never heard much Zeppelin.


        That kid’s voice is like nails on a chalkoard.

  9. Here’s an example where a bit of the hook on these two wildly different tracks sounds remarkably similar. No sampling, just a musical composition equivalent of simultaneous discovery/multiple invention coincidence.


    Athlete, “El Salvador” v. Avril Lavigne, “Complicated” [You can guess which I prefer.] 

    And I’m surely not the only one who conflated these two tracks as a child? Not because they sound anything alike, it’s more a Dylan McDermott/Dermot Mulroney situation where you clearly know one from the other and know their work, but the overlapping of word elements gives you pause for a moment just to make sure you’re making the correct distinctions between the two.

    House of Pain, “Jump Around” v. Cypress Hill, “Insane in the Brain” 

    • I would throw the Goats in this group too…


    • waking up jogged my memory

  10. Came across this modern-day grunge band a while back:

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