If you're familiar with Tacoma and haven't heard the name 'Apache Chief' yet, well, the time is now. They've been around for a couple of years and they're still going strong. I've just finished listening to their new album (Trail of Beers), and it was worth all 32 minutes of my time. I was creeped out and disturbed for a few minutes here and there, but its all part of the experience. Do you prefer sitting on a couch too fucked up for your own good? Or maybe putting on your dancin' shoes and getting a little rowdy? Either way, this album will have something on it for you. Here are two cuts off of it: Mutation and Psychotronic. This should give you an idea of the diversity Apache Chief has to offer. Pick up a copy of Trail of Beers for yourself and hear the rest!
This blog offers a sample of music that deserves recognition. Some of the bands posted here are still together and active, some are not. Regardless, all music deserves recognition, so here's a rough start.