5 Bands We Miss Dearly
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012

  • Posted by: Andrew Gruttadaro

Have you ever been walking down the street, headphones in, shuffle on, when a band you used to love comes on? You fall in love with 2008 again like it's a shunned ex-girlfriend. You think, "Where have they been, and how did I forget about them?" But really, we can't be blamed for letting our past loves fall to the wayside -- with good music coming at what seems is an all-time high and the internet and accessibility never being easier, it's easy to forget what we were listening to back when Grooveshark started. We at Baeble are making some amends though. We're getting on our knees (not really) to profess our longing and begging these bands to come back to us.


1. Lily Allen



Known For: "The Fear," Cursing, "LDN," Hating George W. Bush
Last Heard: In 2010, Lily released her second album It's Not Me, It's You
Coming Back?: In 2011, Lily was writing the songs to the Bridget Jones Musical. The lead actress of that play has since dropped out, so it doesn't look like we'll be seeing those songs any time soon. However, NME also reported in April that Lily was in the studio and working. Rumors are that an album could be out by early 2013 (!).

2. Discovery



Known For: Being half-Vampire Weekend, half-Ra Ra Riot, "Orange Shirt," Covering the Jackson 5
Last Heard: On their simply-titled LP, LP, in 2009.
Coming Back?: Both Vampire Weekend and Ra Ra Riot have released albums (pretty great ones, actually) since LP. And with hardly any mention of Discovery since the album dropped three years ago, it's sad but safe to say that this was a one-time collaboration.

3. The Knife



Known For: "Heartbeats," Being covered by Jose Gonzalez, Not performing live shows
Last Heard: In 2010, The Knife released an opera titled Tomorrow, In a Year, based on Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. To answer your question, yes, it was as inaccessible as it sounds.
Coming Back?: In 2011, in a move that seems very like them, The Knife posted on their site that they were in studio while also speaking out against housing discrimination of Romani people in Europe. We haven't heard anything from them since, so we're keeping our fingers crossed.

4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs



Known For: Karen O, "Maps," "Heads Will Roll," Reinvigorating the female indie-rocker genre
Last Heard: On their third album It's Blitz!, which came out in 2010 and saw the band make a shift to hard-rocking synths instead of guitars.
Coming Back?: In a story by The Sun in 2011 about Karen O's collabo with Trent Reznor for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Karen also admitted that she had been working with the band on new songs. So hopefully an announcement's coming day now!

5. Little Joy



Known For: Being Fabrizio Moretti's side project, "Next Time Around," Singing in Portuguese
Last Heard: Their eponymous debut album was released in 2008.
Coming Back?: As is the case with Discovery, it seems that everyone from Little Joy has gone back to their day jobs -- Moretti's back with The Strokes (making new music? Or maybe not?) and singer Binki Shapiro has been making music with Beck. They'll always have a place in our hearts though.

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