January 4th, 2012, 02:47 AM #21
January 4th, 2012, 08:54 AM #22
yeah... and it DOES indeed require a LOT of time and effort. i'm finding it even moreso nowadays than i used to.
January 4th, 2012, 09:30 AM #23
Lots of great stuff here that I didn't put on my list but I probably should.
Originally Posted by KingsOvAllKings
Especially Yob (**** **** **** just how good can you get, once again Kelly's and Scheidt's vocals are killing me), Loss, Tombs and Mournful Congregation (The Waterless Streams is probably my favorite 2011 song).
I don't understand the thing people have with Altar of Plagues though. I find them quite boring.
January 4th, 2012, 10:35 AM #24
the way i find new music usually is by seeing the opening bands at shows, but i hardly went to any last year... probably cause i'm getting old
Originally Posted by orpheus
January 4th, 2012, 10:41 AM #25
There seems to be a monstrous plague of OLD running thru these boards. Just keep repeating
January 4th, 2012, 11:48 AM #26
January 4th, 2012, 01:48 PM #27
same here. i actually got into my most favorite band by seeing them open for AFI. that was about 10+ years ago though. at some point, i got (old and) more picky about which opening bands to show up for. i really would've loved to have been able to check out the entire show i went to in november though. la dispute, o'brother and moving mountains opened up for thrice and i've heard so many good things about all 3 openers. i just couldn't show up until the headliner (almost 10pm) because i got held up with my kid that night. oh well. as kingovallkings points out, there's always youtube.......
Originally Posted by Luc SkyBomba
Originally Posted by jerseydevil
my kid has a t-shirt that has the graphic and song lyric from this video on it. lol.
January 4th, 2012, 03:16 PM #28
My favorite way to find new music is music blogs. Google a band you like, find a blog that has stuff of theirs on it and then see what else is posted there.
Alternatively, you can ask certain people for recommendations.
Just about anytime something sounds interesting, I download it.
January 4th, 2012, 03:30 PM #29
Like lunchie, I discover a lot of bands nowadays with my record buying. I follow smaller labels, if they release something I like, chances are they'll release similar stuff with up and coming bands.
January 4th, 2012, 06:55 PM #30
My favorite songs of the year
I'm limiting it to maximum of 2 per artist, otherwise I'd have to reproduce large portions of track lists of some of my favorite albums. Listed in alphabetical order by song name, top-10 in bold.
Angel Is Broken - Atlas Sound
Anteroom - EMA
Back In The Crowd - Tom Waits
The Birds - Elbow
Blow It Up - The Vaccines
Cheerleader - St. Vincent
Codex - Radiohead
Dust Bowl III - Other Lives
End Come Too Soon - Wild Beasts
The Glorious Land - PJ Harvey
Graveyard - Feist
A Heavy Abacus - The Joy Formidable
Hold On - SBTRKT
Holocene - Bon Iver
Hounds - The Antlers
I Know Places - Lykke Li
Limit To Your Love - James Blake
Lippy Kids - Elbow
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
The Look - Metronomy
Loop The Loop - Wild Beasts
Love Won't Be Leaving - Anna Calvi
Man Of Simple Pleasures - Kasabian
Midnight City - M83
Movie Screen - Chelsea Wolfe
No More Words - Anna Calvi
No Widows - The Antlers
On Battleship Hill - PJ Harvey
Paris - S.C.U.M.
Perth - Bon Iver
Post Break-Up Sex - The Vaccines
Re-Wired - Kasabian
Reckless Serenade - Arctic Monkeys
The Rip Tide - Beirut
Satellite - The Kills
She's Thunderstorms - Arctic Monkeys
Slow Slow Tune - My Morning Jacket
Sunloathe - Wilco
Tracks (Tall Bodies) - Chelsea Wolfe
The Twilight Hour - Still Corners
Vessel - Zola Jesus
Wait - M83
50 Words For Snow - Kate Bush