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What new music should I listen to?

Asked by ezraglenn (3497points) September 24th, 2007

I find myself constantly listening to the same music all the time on my ipod. Stuff I like: The Shins, Nirvana, Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Sufjan Stevens, Beck, Arctic Monkeys, Hot Hot Heat, etc.

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Perchik's avatar

One of the ways I like to find music is to use pandora.com . You tell it bands/songs that you like and it tells you other songs that you might like.

mirza's avatar

i second perchik’s idea to try sites like pandora and finetune.com
You should try listening to The Apples In Stereo, The Good Kind, white rabbit, Vampire Weekend, Gandalf Murphy. Also you could listen to the All Songs Considered podcast for finding new music

jrpowell's avatar

Bright Eyes
The Decemberists
The Faint
The Arcade Fire
The Flaming Lips
Belle and Sebastion
Bloc Party
Rilo Kiley
Interpol
of Montreal
Broken Social Scene
Architecture in Helsinki
The Killers
Nuetral Milk Hotel
Le Tigre
Her Space Holiday
Metric
The New Pornographers
Tegan and Sara
Cursive
TV on the Radio
The Weakerthans
Mates of State
Minus the Bear
Dntel (the guy who does the music for The Postal Service)
Pedro the Lion
Yo La Tengo
Death From Above 1979
Built to Spill

OK… I should stop now.
We Are Scientists
Kings of Convenience
Ladytron

ezraglenn's avatar

yeah I already listen to a lot of the people on your list. good suggestions though.

christybird's avatar

I might also suggest.. Andrew Bird, the Guillemots, Mason Jennings, Neko Case, Bonnie Prince Billy, Iron & Wine, Elliot Smith, the Lucksmiths, the Mountain Goats

Minnesota Public Radio has a fantastic station for new, non-mainstream music called “the Current.” If you are not fortunate enough to live in the Twin Cities metro area you can stream it live at: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/the_current/

desberg's avatar

Try KLOVE for some different music. It’s an FM station. In Denver it’s 91.1 FM. You can go to www.klove.com to find a station in your area.

Tennis5tar's avatar

Charlotte Hatherley. I’ve just started listening to her music and I can’t stop.

Muse? Your musical taste sounds similar to mine… hopefully you’ll like them.

Also, you could try The Klaxons, Hard-Fi, Maximo Park… I can’t get enough of them.

dogboi's avatar

Sign up for Last.fm You can type in musicians you like, and hear musicians like them on Last.fm radio.

sndfreQ's avatar

kcrw.com is an awesome station based in Santa Monica CA; Nic Harcourt’s Morning Becomes Eclectic always surprises and pleases, & all the dj’s are fresh and bring a lot of variety. They also stream and podcast their live shows, and publish all of their playlists.

Spargett's avatar

I’m really feeling the new Wilco: Sky Blue Sky and Radiohead’s In Rainbows. That and the Sweeney Todd Soundtrack.

Booyeah.

mickeytwist's avatar

a lesser known site of the same breed as last fm and pandora which are both excellent is imeem wich has playlists organised in web 2.0 style or you can search by band for a playlist. Otherwise at this time of year the end of year lists are a good starting point such as metacritic

gottamakeart's avatar

i know this singer through some mutual friends. His name is Alo Moniz.
his band is called “Alo and the Narcissist”
Here is the website:

http://aloandthenarcissist.com/

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