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doronla 12-27-2012 12:36 AM

How you discover new bands?
 
I'm looking for some fresh stuff - where you discover new bands? Pls don't suggest names of bands, just suggest where to look for :pssst:

wiggums 12-27-2012 12:44 AM

This forum is a great way to do that! There's tons of recommendation threads all over for every genre, and you can make specific requests in each.

Last.FM works, Spotify works, and even youtube works. Just go to your favorite band's videos and along the side there will be some similar music that is bound to make you at least raise an eyebrow. Follow a trail and you'll get deeper and deeper into new music. O.o

Radlabeled 12-27-2012 01:29 PM

I search for videos named "best rock bands", "best acoustic songs" etc on YouTube, this method always helps me come across a great band.

Isbjørn 12-27-2012 02:08 PM

Spotify. I search for an artist I like, and then I check out the related artists. Nirvana led to Pearl Jam and R.E.M., Green Day led to Blink-182 and Sum 41. Musicbanter is a great way to find new bands too, why do you think I listen to emo? This forum introduced me to it. Without Musicbanter I would still believe that Fall Out Boy should be considered emo.

Jacen 12-27-2012 02:30 PM

I usually check out record labels discography, if i like a particular band i find out what label they are on and check out the other bands, also lastfm, spotify and sites like sputnikmusic, stereogum, pitchfork, they all have a good new releases section with graded reviews so i check the band out on youtube or spotify afterwards.

Norg 12-27-2012 02:42 PM

Itunes Radio ...and music mags has well

bob. 12-27-2012 02:54 PM

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

Paedantic Basterd 12-27-2012 02:56 PM

http://rateyourmusic.com/

Look up a favourite band, click on one of their genres, and explore the list that comes up.

Chives 12-27-2012 03:05 PM

You guys, last.fm, lists of music (such as on rateyourmusic), and just band names that come up while reading about other bands and such. Just those few sources keep me incredibly busy.

bob. 12-27-2012 03:20 PM

in another thread you mention that you like grunge music.....i'll assume that you like that band called Nirvana right?

well in the liners notes of Incesticide they mention some band called Scratch Acid....matter of fact in Cobain's journals that were reprinted....the ****er could not stop talking about some band called Scratch Acid

seems this band Scratch Acid was a pretty big influence on Nirvana and possible many others in the grunge scene.....so...i dn't know maybe start with Scratch Acid and see what they are all about

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.

hip hop bunny hop 12-28-2012 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by bob. (Post 1268514)
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

I don't know how common it is with other labels, but rhinocervs has put out a series of releases wherein the musicians are anonymous, the group has no name, the release no title... so each record is just known as the release number.

bob. 12-28-2012 03:04 PM

i can defiantly say that i've never seen this before....and man am i intrigued

thankfully i still have a cassette player in the car

Puffnstuff 12-28-2012 07:12 PM

Last.fm has been my best guide for finding new music over the years especially after they merged with audioscrobbler.

fck 12-29-2012 12:50 PM

I use bandcamp for lots of my new band searchs. Or if I hear that there is a band coming to my town I look them up and their influences/supporting acts to see if there is anything I like.

Ashir 12-30-2012 07:53 AM

Really, I just roam about on YouTube.

doronla 12-31-2012 03:07 AM

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Originally Posted by bob. (Post 1268511)
in another thread you mention that you like grunge music.....i'll assume that you like that band called Nirvana right?

...

seems this band Scratch Acid was a pretty big influence on Nirvana and possible many others in the grunge scene.....so...i dn't know maybe start with Scratch Acid and see what they are all about

I took your recomendation and listened to these guys, got preety disapointed though... Too much punk there... Actually among all the famous bands that came out in the 90's grunge, Nirvana is my least favorite band... Now, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains, this is something else!

Isbjørn 12-31-2012 07:38 AM

Nirvana had punk influences. Thea also had hard rock, metal and early emo influences. A band that influenced Nirvana isn't neccesarily grunge, because grunge was a quite young genre when they debuted.

hip hop bunny hop 12-31-2012 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by bob. (Post 1268762)
i can defiantly say that i've never seen this before....and man am i intrigued

thankfully i still have a cassette player in the car

link - this is the best write up I've seen of these weird releases.

bob. 01-02-2013 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by hip hop bunny hop (Post 1269722)
link - this is the best write up I've seen of these weird releases.

yeah i'm gonna pick up RH-07 and RH-12 when i get paid Friday....just based on the covers

seriously thanks for the heads up on this....sounds very interesting....i love the idea of dropping all stigma and personality and concentrating solely on the music

bob. 01-02-2013 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by doronla (Post 1269603)
I took your recomendation and listened to these guys, got preety disapointed though... Too much punk there... Actually among all the famous bands that came out in the 90's grunge, Nirvana is my least favorite band... Now, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains, this is something else!


i am sorry....

Urban Hat€monger ? 01-02-2013 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by doronla (Post 1269603)
I took your recomendation and listened to these guys, got preety disapointed though... Too much punk there... Actually among all the famous bands that came out in the 90's grunge, Nirvana is my least favorite band... Now, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains, this is something else!

In that case I suggest you type this into google...

'80s Stadium Rock'
'90s Stadium Rock'
'Post Grunge'

LuckyLovexoxoxxx 01-03-2013 12:51 AM

internet radio stations
mutual friends
internet
music channels on my tv

Powerstars 01-06-2013 10:48 AM

Use Last.fm, buy some Rock Band games, etc...

Dark Horse 01-06-2013 12:26 PM

It's funny, I mostly find bands as I go. Maybe I read an article about them. Maybe I get recommened them. Maybe liking a band results in me stumbling into another band through stuff like youtube suggestions.

Frownland 01-06-2013 04:51 PM

I sacrifice a goat and wait for Satan's response. Or at least that's how I find out about metal bands. With jazz and such, I too use last.fm.

verdi 01-07-2013 04:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Dark Horse (Post 1271665)
It's funny, I mostly find bands as I go. Maybe I read an article about them. Maybe I get recommened them. Maybe liking a band results in me stumbling into another band through stuff like youtube suggestions.

Yep, same here. But also through books.

Cinnamonics 01-07-2013 09:17 AM

I tend to use RateYourMusic, BestEverAlbums and progarchives these days, checking the top lists there. Unfortunately those sites are useless when it comes to Asian music, so I also have to do random searches in google, though Wikipedia is actually helpful sometimes.

Janszoon 01-07-2013 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Cinnamonics (Post 1271985)
I tend to use RateYourMusic, BestEverAlbums and progarchives these days, checking the top lists there. Unfortunately those sites are useless when it comes to Asian music, so I also have to do random searches in google, though Wikipedia is actually helpful sometimes.

What kinds of Asian music do you listen to out of curiosity? Aside from some Japanese metal and electronica, some Chinese and Korean classical, and a handful of random pop, my exposure to the music of that part of the world is pretty limited.

Cinnamonics 01-12-2013 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Janszoon (Post 1271989)
What kinds of Asian music do you listen to out of curiosity? Aside from some Japanese metal and electronica, some Chinese and Korean classical, and a handful of random pop, my exposure to the music of that part of the world is pretty limited.

Well, I'm quite the newb when it comes to Asian music, but I listen to some Thai pop/rock, k-pop, j-pop/rock. It's hard to find information, though. Recently I've been listening to a best-of by Japanese hard rock/pop band G'z, I like what I hear so far. Let me guess, you listen to Loudness and X-Japan? :D

Janszoon 01-12-2013 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Cinnamonics (Post 1273737)
Let me guess, you listen to Loudness and X-Japan? :D

Nope. As far as Japanese metal goes I'm more into the likes of Boris and Swarrrm.


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