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Old 08-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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How do you discover your "new" music

Hey everyone, first time post (don't haze me to bad). I was wondering thou. Is there any particular place that all of you go to listen to new indie rock ? Is it just through the grapevine thing. I have a couple of internet radio stations that i tune into from time to time .
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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I love tuning in to my local college or independent radio station for new music - I've even found little community colleges sometimes have even better music than some bigger universities. A lot of college and independent radio stations stream online too so you can get them even if you're out of range. I live on the East coast but still tune in to my favorite programs from when I lived in California online. You end up hearing all kinds of amazing things you NEVER would have come across otherwise. Just keep an open mind becuase there may be some stuff you don't really dig or some stuff you really do dig that doesn't sound like what you normally listen to. Keep it to the left of the dial!
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:10 PM   #3
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:44 PM   #4
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:47 AM   #5
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:46 AM   #6
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:32 PM   #7
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Is Pitchfork too obvious?

I used to frequent birp.com a lot should be going strong. I also have found many a new band on 8tracks.com and theindierockplaylist.com. I also find lots of stuff on sputnik!
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:19 PM   #8
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Pandora sometimes. Itunes suggestions. A little Pitchfork here and there.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:46 PM   #9
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With punk shows and then usually through friends all over who know their scene and open your ears
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #10
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:56 PM   #11
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gigs/facebook/youtube/bbc 6 music/word of mouth

this place used to be a good source too
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:55 PM   #12
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Of course I love pandora, spotify, last.fm, youtube etc. I always check out the "related artists" section of any band I listen to. Another trick I use sometimes is to google your favorite music genre followed by the words, "CD reviews".
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:56 AM   #13
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from people saying "have you ever listened to?" or "did you hear?"
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:28 PM   #14
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Good old google haha prob not the most effective way though
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:34 PM   #15
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We've started a streaming music directory that's making it easier to find rare artists every day. It would be great if you could spread the word, tired of going to one million spots to still come up empty handed http://www.immitter.com
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:51 AM   #16
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Go on Youtube and subscribe to KEXP, KCRW and you can always check out http://www.hearya.com/
They keep things up to date.. sometimes :P and you can go to this website too!
http://www.soundonthesound.com/
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:55 PM   #17
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I often just check out new albums on this site. then I listen to a lot of them on Spotify. I also use last.fm, although lately not as much to actually discover music, rather to keep a record of stuff I need to listen to. I also find a lot of music on Youtube or Pitchfork.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:16 PM   #18
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:33 PM   #19
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Is there any particular place that all of you go to listen to new indie rock ?
Why is new music "indie"?

You realize you could listen to all the signed artists across the world for a lifetime, never repeating anything, and still not even dent the music volume right?

Make friends in other culture/countries and trade back and forth. You'll be exposed to more cool stuff then you ever thought possible.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:57 AM   #20
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Since some months I use spotify more intensely and sometimes the recommendations have led me to interesting new artists. Besides I sometimes listen to a radio show that features independent music and artists.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:23 PM   #21
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Yeah, most time I find new with Spotify, but also over facebook and friends who share links etc. Often I only google for "your fav metal bands" and such things...
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:43 PM   #22
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:29 PM   #23
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Firstly, I would like to thank the members for sharing their views here. According to me, primary purpose of concerts is enjoying music you already love. A concert is a very expensive way to discover music. For the price of a concert ticket you can buy four CDs to discover music or a year's subscription to something like iTunes or Rhapsody -- or in some cases, both AND a few CDs, depending on the cost of the concert tickets.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:39 PM   #24
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Firstly, I would like to thank the members for sharing their views here. According to me, primary purpose of concerts is enjoying music you already love. A concert is a very expensive way to discover music. For the price of a concert ticket you can buy four CDs to discover music or a year's subscription to something like iTunes or Rhapsody -- or in some cases, both AND a few CDs, depending on the cost of the concert tickets.
Well, most of the shows I go to have pretty stacked line ups. So most of the time I either haven't heart or aren't completely sold on a few of the bands playing. I go to see specific bands and discover others.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:31 AM   #25
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Discovering New Music

I like to discover new music. I think there are so many indie artist and unsigned bands that don't get enough exposure.

Mostly I browse through search engines, as there as many sights that promote new music. Just came across flippintunes.net and listened to some good hip hop.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:57 PM   #26
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Firstly, I would like to thank the members for sharing their views here. According to me, primary purpose of concerts is enjoying music you already love. A concert is a very expensive way to discover music. For the price of a concert ticket you can buy four CDs to discover music or a year's subscription to something like iTunes or Rhapsody -- or in some cases, both AND a few CDs, depending on the cost of the concert tickets.
if you're relying on concerts that cost the price of four cd's, that's where you might be missing out on new acts that are touring the country all the time. It varies from scene to scene, but there's DIY bands in towns all over the country playing dive bars, basements, community spaces, etc. for little more than gas money to get to the next town. It just takes involvement in your local scene to keep track of it. That said, most of the bands I discover these days are at local shows.

When I was a bit younger, I would crawl the punk section on here (it appears that with the sputnik switch, many of the genre sections were condensed into one big forum, right?) and talk to other folks on the network about bands I probably would've otherwise never heard, as I was just a kid stranded in the suburbs.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:57 PM   #27
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I usually just browse YouTube and go where the wind takes me. Today I came across this song "Cavi Rollin". You guys should check it out. It's pretty cool.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:35 PM   #28
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A lot of it is by association...members from one band create a new band or were part of another band before, etc...or if I really like a particular band, I'll look into their influences. Tool got me into a lot of really cool classic rock/prog bands in that way; e.g. King Crimson, Jethro Tull.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:38 AM   #29
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I stalk my ex boyfriend)He's a jerk but our tastes in music are pretty much the same and he obviously dedicate more time to a new music search than I do. So, I just check his profiles in social networking websites and check if he has posted some new songs.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:40 AM   #30
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Soundwave is one I use on a regular basis, great for location-based music discovery
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