For a while I’ve been in to The Flashbulb, an incredibly talented one-man show who creates these beautiful, complex, multi-layered live and electronic albums. I’ve got a bit of a tough time categorizing the work exactly, because every album is a little different. Right now I’m listening to Love as a Dark Hallway, an energizing not-quite-rock, not-quite-jazz album that always lifts my spirits. The same artist put out this really incredible IDM album, and this soundtrack to a movie I have wanted to see made forever. He’s not exactly unknown, but we’re squarely in five-digit listeners territory for most of his albums Last.fm. He did a small tour last year or the year before and it was incredible, a lot of it was a mix of him DJ-ing and playing guitar and occaisionally singing with the other tracks backing him. Really beautiful show, really good energy.
Give him a listen and maybe share your favorite relatively-unknown artist or band.