I realized I should have named this thread "Bands that are still pretty good you guys!" because that's the main jist here.
After seeing the "bands that have gone downhill" thread and thinking, 'man, most of the bands I know have gone downhill' I started thinking a more interesting topic would be bands that continue to be solid, or are even on the upswing, since I can count a lot less of them off the top of my head. For me, Grizzly Bear comes to mind as each new album they put out is more musically complex than their previous album, yet still remains very listenable and retains the spirit of their style. Flying Lotus, though not a band and more of a one man electronic producer, continues to put out original, quality stuff on each new release, like this cute little banger here
Oh, Dinosaur jr. is another band that comes to mind. So yeah, this is a place for music fans to shout out that rare band that refuses to go downhill, or perhaps a band that is just reaching its prime.