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hip hop bunny hop 12-27-2012 03:25 PM

It depends on what I'm looking for. Principle factors being my knowledge of the genre & how accessible I want the music to be.

If I'm looking for noisy, lo-fi black metal I seek out & ask like minded individuals. Sites which aggregate opinions & listening trends are less useful to me in this regard both because I'm familiar with most of the better known groups playing this way, the fine delineations within the style, & the relatively few people who listen to it & participate on such sites.

If I'm looking for some light, accessible indie, however, the sites work fine because I'm less knowledgeable in regards to that style and because the style is more popular.

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Originally Posted by bob. (Post 1268500)
in the liner notes and thank yous printed on the albums you bought by the bands you do like....also who you see them live with....and often their label mates

^^^ this. In particular label rosters are useful when working with specialty labels.

bob. 12-27-2012 03:40 PM

especially now days...

just going to the labels website....can seriously open a flood gate of of new music....and almost always there are samples there

also a bandcamp....seriously i went there and typed "pigfuck" into the search and found 9 bands who tagged themselves as that

Norg 12-27-2012 03:44 PM

go to your city and go to some random bar or venue and be around other people all 6 of them : ) but most of the time thoes bands suck LOL but thats the old ways of doing it

Exo 12-27-2012 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Radlabeled (Post 1268456)
I search for videos named "best rock bands", "best acoustic songs" etc on YouTube, this method always helps me come across a great band.

I do this too. This is how I came across Mr. Bungle/Zu/Captain Beefheart/Tom Waits/F*ck Buttons/Fantomas/

You know...the essentials.

Insane Guest 12-27-2012 06:29 PM

Random Youtube recommendation ventures are good too, start with something you like, and click a video only on the recommended tab, a lot of unknown up-and-coming bands.

But last.fm radio and recommendations should be enough.

Janszoon 12-27-2012 09:45 PM

I dig holes in my back yard. Eventually something turns up.

Surell 12-27-2012 09:57 PM

^ Indian record burial ground? You're gonna regret that shit.

Janszoon 12-27-2012 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Surell (Post 1268583)
^ Indian record burial ground? You're gonna regret that shit.

Too late!

Surell 12-27-2012 10:18 PM

I'm sorry, I should have said Native American.

Janszoon 12-27-2012 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Surell (Post 1268592)
I'm sorry, I should have said Native American.

It's okay, I live in Mumbai.


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