What new bands/artists have you discovered lately? 2003-05-08 03:32:14 What new bands/artists have you discovered recently that you would like to recommend to other Hydrogenaudio members?Personally I cannot hype enough these two bands: AFI and The Ataris. Both I heard for the first time during Warped Tour 2001 and was absolutely blown away by them.AFI has a new album out called "Sing The Sorrow." They have a video on MTV for a song called "Girls Not Grey" but their entire album is a gem. Lots of glowing reviews of this band, which mixes rock, punk, and gothic styles all together. One of the most popular underground bands during the past few years, they have a very loyal and devot fan base. Check out songs like "Silver and Cold", "The Leaving Song Part 2", and "Bleed Black."The Ataris is a pop-punk bank from California with a new album out called "So, Long Astoria" and is also probably the most successful underground band in the past few years. They also have a video on MTV for a song called "In This Diary" which has the unbelievably catchy line "being grown up isn't half as fun as growing up, these are the best days of our lives." Some will dismiss this band as being the "latest Blink 182" but they are hardly that. The Ataris has sold over 100,000 of their past albums. The lyrics are incredible to read and no one cares more for their fans but The Ataris (case point: a dying girl who was a fan wrote a letter to the band's lead singer and he wrote a very emotional song called "My Reply" that appears on the new album about her. Going to be a HUGE hit). Check out "My Reply," "In This Diary," "So Long, Astoria," and the incredible cover of "The Boys of Summer."