Cardiacs

From: England

Active: 1980-2007

I first heard of them: from Dan Schmidt, who wrote several posts raving about pretty much every song they ever made except for the one I like

Sound: Dan writes: "They've been described as 'pronk', or 'prog-punk', and I guess I can see that; there's the musical interestingness of a lot of prog, combined with a punk sort of energy."

Further reading: "Is This the Life?" is the only song of theirs I've heard that's currently accessible enough for me to really enjoy, but I guess I can at least point you to Dan's posts if you'd like to hear more.