No matter how full my mp3 player is, my search for new music is never over. As a fan of Indie Rock music, I sometimes have to search a bit harder than a follower of pop music. I have stumbled upon some of my favorite bands by using online resources for Indie Rock followers. Read on for a look at some of the best resources for Indie music fans on the internet.
BIRP! Indie Rock Playlist
Formerly called Blalock’s Indie Rock Playlist, BIRP! Is an excellent resource for Indie Rock fans. This site has a monthly playlist with brilliant tracks from Indie Rock’s freshest voices, as well as frequent updates on album releases, new names on the music scene and more. I began listening to the playlists at BIRP a year ago, and have since been introduced to a broad and eclectic mix of tremendously talented singers and bands. If you haven’t already, definitely give BIRP! Indie Rock playlist a shot.
Spinner.com is another great resource for Indie Rock fans. The online magazine features informative articles, over 350 different radio stations for your listening pleasure and all the information on new and established musicians that you could possibly want.
A magazine synonomous with trending music is Rolling Stone. While the magazine often focuses on established musicians, you an find some incredible information regarding new faces to the Indie music scene. On the August 2011 cover of Rolling Stone, an unsigned band was featured for the first time ever; that lucky band’s name is The Sheepdogs, and due to their exposure, can expect to pick up some new fans and much deserved success.
Indie Rock Cafe
Indie Rock Cafe is another excellent resource for Indie Rock fans. This website features music reviews, playlists, articles on the latest trends in Indie Rock and much more. The bands and singers featured on their website are nothing short of incredible. For the latest in the Indie Rock scene, be sure to check out Indie Rock Cafe.
Online Radio Stations
When all else fails, I resort to online radio. Turn your dial to a Indie Rock station and you are bound to hear something you like. My favorite stations are on AOL Radio and include Top Indie, ’00s Indie and ’90s Indie. I have found a considerable amount of new music, and older music I had simply never heard, on these stations. I also frequently listen to the online radio stations on Spinner.com.
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