Cormorant: These guys are incredible musicians, nice guys, and love what they do. If I could make a living doing what these guys do, I would die a happy man.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Post-Rock is my favorite non-metal genre, and these guys are so fucking good it makes me angry that I don't have any instrumental ability to create music in their honor.
Agalloch: If you ever hear my name in the lineup of a band, and we get accused of being Agalloch-clones, they're right. It's what I want to play, and if I had any ability, what would be my main inspiration.