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The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of 

Taylor Ratcliff
Updated June 14, 2019 17k views 42 items

You probably haven't heard of half of these bands - but if you're like me, and were a total scene kid in high school that went to shows and concerts every weekend.. well, then maybe you have.

Either way, these bands are definitely worth listening to. If you like alternative, electronica, or screamo - check out this list of the best bands you've never heard of. Your new favorite band might just be waiting right here.

This is a work in progress.. there are still a few more of the best band you never heard of to add, so be sure to check back!
list ordered by
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Beneath Medicine Tree is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
By Copeland (2003); Tracks: California, When Paula Sparks & Testing the Strong Ones
This is my favorite Copeland album of all time. The one below, "In Motion", is great as well. Copeland is probably one of my all-time favorite bands.
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In Motion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
In Motion By Copeland (2005); Tracks: No One Really Wins, Don't Slow Down & You Have My Attention
3
Never Take Friendship Pe... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
By Anberlin (2005); Tracks: A Day Late, The Runaways & Audrey
4
Cities is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
By Anberlin (2007); Tracks: Inevitable, The Promise & Uncanny
Best album EVER. And my favorite album from Anberlin.
5
They’re Only Chasing Saf... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
By Underoath (2004); Tracks: It’s Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door, The Impact of Reason & Down
I love every track on this album. I also love Underoath because they are a secular band- but you would never know.
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Define the Great Line is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
By Underoath (2006); Tracks: Writing on the Walls, Returning Empty Handed & Everyone Looks So Good From Here
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Hellogoodbye is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
Hellogoodbye
I will forever and always love this band. Can they come out with a new single, already?
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Why Do I Do? is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
Why Do I Do?
I.Love.Him. The song "Don't Leave" brings tears to my eyes every time...
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Based on a True Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
Based on a True Story By The Starting Line (2005); Tracks: Stay Where I Can See You, Bedroom Talk & Inspired by the $
Another album I could listen to three times in a row and not get bored of. Every single song is amazing.
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Closing Down the Pattern... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
Closing Down the Pattern Department
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"Hello, good friend... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
"Hello, good friend." By The Rocket Summer (2005); Tracks: Never Knew, Treasures & Brat Pack
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The Everglow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
By Mae (2005); Tracks: Breakdown, Suspension & Painless
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Destination: Beautiful ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
By Mae (2003); Tracks: Giving It Away, Embers and Envelopes & Last Call
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Translating the Name is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
Translating the Name
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Frankmusik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
Frankmusik
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The Frequency E.P. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
The Frequency E.P.
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Into the Fire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
Into the Fire By Phoenix; Tracks: Song of the Fremen, Edge of the Night & Dragonflight
If you don't already know who they are- you should. You should also download this whole album and listen to "Listomania" and "1901" on repeat.
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Maybe I'm Dreaming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
Maybe I'm Dreaming By Owl City (2008); Tracks: Early Birdie, This Is the Future & The Technicolor Phase
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Of June is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
Of June
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Bounce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
Bounce
I love the song "Bounce". MSTRKRFT does some awesome remixes, too.
21
In Ghost Colours is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
By Cut Copy (2008); Tracks: Out There on the Ice, Nobody Lost & Nobody Found
22
Dear Diary, My Teen Angs... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count By From First to Last (2004); Tracks: Minuet, I Liked You Better Before You Were Naked on the Internet & Featuring Some of Your Favorite Words
23
If Only You Were Lonely ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
If Only You Were Lonely By Hawthorne Heights (2006); Tracks: I Am on Your Side, Cross Me Off Your List & Dead in the Water
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The Fall of Troy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
The Fall of Troy By The Fall of Troy (2003); Tracks: Whacko Jacko Steals the Elephant Man's Bones, The Adventures of Allan Gordon & What Sound Does a Mastodon Make?
F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X. will always be one of my favorite songs. A hardcore band with some great hits.
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Found in the Flood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands You've Never Heard Of
Found in the Flood By The Bled (2005); Tracks: Guttershark, Daylight Bombings & The Last American Cowboy