Whether quirky or genre-bending or plain hard to listen to, give it to me! I've been on an indie rock bender for too long, this is getting boring.
Let me blabber about some of the stranger music I already listen to, here you go:
Gangpol Und Mit - Island of da Motherboard Slaughter
I -just- got acquainted with these guys like yesterday and it's infuriatingly hard to find their music anywhere, but look at this, they're going at it at 1000 mph and I like it.
Quinn Walker - Lion Land
I first saw this guy when he was warming up for CocoRosie at a concert years ago, and I was pretty smitten with him just coming on stage all alone with his guitar and a sampler and wailing his weird songs. He only released one solo-(double)album and as far as I know it's impossible to find online, so I guess you have to take my word and the three YouTube videos that exist from it as proof that it's good.
Throbbing Gristle - Slug Bait
Good noise, creepy noise. The lyrics for this are vile, you have been warned.
Oxbow - Daughter
Oxbow quickly became one of my favorite bands after I stumbled upon them a few years ago. This one's pretty chaotic, but they veer into more subdued blues rock and metal too.
Scott Walker - SDSS14+13B (Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter)
Speaking of favorites, Scott Walker is probably my all-time favorite musician. I feel a bit bad recommending this song, because it's over 20 minutes long and I doubt most people are going to give it that much time when going through a track list. But it covers so much of what Scott Walker is all about these days: Pushing the limit of what you can do with music, sound experiments, barely decipherable lyrics, weirdly alternating between introspection and broad historical references, that odd mix of severity and playfulness, frightening, upsetting, occasionally funny (often funny in this case). Seriously though, if you don't know Scott Walker you should go listen through the album Tilt instead. Alone. At night.
Culprate - Green Urban Rain Forest
Good, quirky electronica.
Nero's Day at Disneyland - Death Parade
Even better quirky electronica.
Holly Herndon - Interference
Another artist that's strangely hard to find on YouTube. The whole album this is from (Platform) is very nice. Plays around with voice samples a lot.
The Body - An Altar or A Grave
Not that weird I guess, but I like the contrast between this super heavy doom metal and the lighter notes of the female singer that comes in occasionally.
Igorrr - Scarlatti 2.0
Igorrr is complete trash and I mean that in the best way possible. Genre-mashing like you only get it in France.
Idiot Flesh - Meat
Idiot Flesh, which later transformed into Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and a bunch of other band constellations. Another favorite.
Mr. Bungle - The Girls of Porn
Isn't it ironic that this is one of my favorite Mr. Bungle songs. It's a song about porn, with audio samples from porn, you have been warned again.
Nina Hagen - Born in Xixax
Ah, good old Nina Hagen.
Themselves - Grass Skirt & Fruit Hat
Againnn hard to find on YouTube. Them is probably the best hip-hop album I've ever heard? But sadly I don't listen to much hip-hop because there's too much crap to sift through/too much that doesn't interest me because it just plays by the rules.