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Oh No Fiasco Pick Their Top 5 Songs by Tennessee Bands

Oh No Fiasco
Jacob Long

Austin ain’t the only Southern city keeping it weird. It seems Knoxville, Tenn., is also home to some rather bizarre (in a good way) folks, and five of them make up Oh No Fiasco, a genre-mashing alt-rock band with some serious pop chops. Last month, the group released the EP ‘No One’s Gotta Know,’ and if that doesn’t break ‘em big, the cutesy-creepy video for lead single ‘Down‘ will. In between dates on their fall tour with Ghost Town, the band made us a list of their top 5 songs by Tennessee bands. Check ‘em out below.


'Mercury'

Moon Taxi
 
 

We heard about Moon Taxi, surprisingly, from our label/tour mates the Dirty Heads and fell in love instantly with their easygoing and carefree style. They are the perfect music to listen to while traveling across the country. They make you want to stick your feet out of the window to feel the breeze.

 

'I and Love and You'

Avett Brothers
 
 

This song kind of sums up the feeling that we get when we are cooped up at home for too long. The Avett Bros are from North Carolina, but very close to our home. Their style encompasses an intelligent breathe of songwriting with traditional folk influences that is ever so unique to the Appalachians.

 

'Do the Vampire'

Superdrag
 
 

Superdrag hails from our hometown of Knoxville, Tenn., and made a little motion via MTV nationally back in the '90s with their single 'Sucked Out.' 'Do the Vampire' is just one of our personal favs.

 

'The One That Got Away'

The Civil Wars
 
 

It's hard to even pick a song from this group. Ever since They came on the scene, we have been in love with them. This type of music is engrained in us Tennessee musicians from the time we are born. The Civil Wars just happen to perfect it in a way that only the likes of legends have been able to.

 

'Fireball'

Royal Bangs
 
 

A couple of us went to high school with all of these guys -- and if for nothing else besides that they definitely deserve a mention. They used to be called Suburban Urchins and have progressed over the years into a big name in the indie rock scene both in the U.S. and overseas. Their song 'Fireball' makes us want to rage.

 

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