Have no idea what you like... but... for something different...
If you want some awesome south of the border vibes. Check out Rodrigo y Gabriela!
its not the kind of music that's gonna pump you up to surf, and I'll admit its hipster, but I really dig just about anything by Grizzly Bear
Dudes, all of these new bands suck. Most are blatant rip-offs of others. I especially can't stand the Sublime rip-offs that seem to be popular with the edgy surfer types. And I don't just mean today's pop music sucks. It all sucks - the unknown/indie types, too. Oh and I'm not just commenting on the bands in this thread, I'm talking aboot all of them in music threads of past days. A few of these weren't as terrible as others, just boring.
It's all been done before. There's only so many power chords on a Les Paul.
But here's a hint: If your band doesn't have long hair, Marshall stacks, and serious drug problems then that band most likely sucks.
OP: Lock yourself in a dark room, get a bottle of vodka, and crank Black Sabbath's We Sold Our Soul For Rock N' Roll. You'll be ok then.
Oh, if any of you like Jack Johnson, I offer reprogramming classes once a month. I'll infuse you with life so you won't be drawn to borish dribble anymore. If you want to be a mellow hippy dude listen to Jefferson Airplane/Starship or something. At least "Don't you want somebody to love" will get you going. Plus, that chick was drunk as hell, which is part of the criteria for a good band..
this one's for PJB! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgST27FIzNg
"I'm a Rocker"
Check out dinosaur jr. Albums beyond and farm. Crumble from beyond is a good place to start. First heard the band in a surf edit and it turns out the band is thoroughly good. Grunge style. My favorite.