In case you haven’t picked up on it by now, I love music. A lot. In addition to reading, it’s pretty much my favorite thing ever. And so, in an attempt to follow along with this session of the Blog Improvement Project, in addition to making sure that all of you out there know just how much good music is truly on the internet, here is a link post of good places to go the next time you’re in a mood for some good tunes!
i guess i’m floating –> i guess i’m floating is one of my favorite music blogs on the internet. Not only do they cover some of the greatest new music by some of the most undercover bands, they manage to put together almost-monthly (there is only so much you can expect a bunch of lazy musicophiles to do, after all!) playlists and issue covers of some of the most amazing songs by some of the most interesting bands out there.
Spin Magazine –> It may be an ‘industry rag’, but as far as muisc reporting goes, there isn’t much out there that can beat Spin. It’s got all the cred of Rolling Stone without any of the sell-out or squishy reporting. They cover everything from Bonnaroo and Telluride (if you don’t know what these are, google them now. Its an order) to new Europop and heavy metal albums.
Myspace Music: Yeah, I know, we’ve all heard of myspace. It’s usually attributed to creepers and the “I’m so over facebook” crowd. But one of the best features of the social networking site is their music branch, which contains everything from big name bands to local garage rock. It’s a treasure chest of new and undiscovered music! Just in case you’re looking for a place to start, here are some of my favorites:
* The Delta Saints (This is actually a funk band in Tennessee. And the bassist, David Supica, is acutally the older brother of some kids I went to high school with.
* The Infamous Stringdusters (Yes, here they are again. I really can’t express just how much I love these guys)
* G. Love and the Special Sauce (Its funky, its mellow, its got a pretty wicked bass line and a monster mix-down. You can’t go wrong with the Special Sauce!)
* Colin Meloy (He also sings with The Decemberists, but I much prefer him solo. Check out “Barbara Allen” if you’re looking for some really well-covered Irish folk music!)
Subpop Records: This indie record label has signed everyone from Flight of the Conchords (New Zelands 4th most popular folk-parody duo) to the Gutter Twins and Mudhoney. They’re the place to check out for that up-to-the-music news on some of your more well known, but still utterly fantastic, indie artists.
There you have it – some of my favorite music links! Now get out there and get to jamming! Happy reading!