View Full Version : How do you discover all this music?

78 Water
11-29-2006, 04:53 PM
I have been listening to nothing but The Offspring, Green Day, and Death Cab for Cutie my whole life. I see you people talking about bands and albums I have never even heard of before. Most of them aren't even on the radio. How do you discover all this music?

11-29-2006, 05:02 PM
From here, the internet, friends, radio, record shops, magazines, raiding parents music collections, last.fm, etc.

11-29-2006, 05:02 PM
Internet .

11-29-2006, 05:09 PM
www.pandora.com is a good place to start.

11-29-2006, 05:11 PM
Most of them aren't even on the radio.

This is so fucking awesome. Seriously.
I can just imagine him saying it, and he sounds all shocked.
"They aren't even on the Radio!"

err, but truth be told the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater basically got me into punk and pop-punk when I was maybe eight or nine years old. Then from there I hit the Internet, which introduced me to most of my favorite bands today.

11-29-2006, 05:20 PM
The internet.

Professor Chaos
11-29-2006, 05:24 PM

11-29-2006, 05:26 PM
the net, people at the smell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smell).

Nineteen Seventy Nine
11-29-2006, 05:31 PM
I'm with Apathy, a lot of my music all started with liscened music from video games. Then on, it was bands of the similar genre, bands I heard of from here, or something that caught my attention anywhere else on the internet.

11-29-2006, 05:33 PM
The only band I started listening to because of video games was The Network. I heard "Teenagers From Mars" in a Tony Hawk game.

Edit: Oh, right, and The Offspring. I always forget that minor detail.

11-29-2006, 05:53 PM
Well I didn't really discover any bands from Video games. It was more like The video game got me into music, then when I listened to the bands years later, I was all "Hey! I've heard this before!"

Venom Symbiote
11-29-2006, 06:02 PM
Apathy, you beat me to it dude.

Haha, 78 Water, that truly is hilarious man. "Oh my GAWSH, how do you find out about music unless it's played on Rick Dees show?!" Heh. "It doesn't have a video on TRL?! Whaaat?! OBSCURE!"

11-29-2006, 06:08 PM
Wikipedia is a pretty good tool for finding new bands for the most part. Wikipedia and Soulseek are almost always open on my computer.

11-29-2006, 07:43 PM
It also depends on what radio stations are in your area . . . if there's one shitty pop/alternative station, that's all you're going to get . . . fortunately my home area had a large variety of music stations including two hard rock and one punk/alternative, as well as a classic rock station. So I'm into all the hard rock bands as well as all the punk bands and some of the pop-punk . . . but like the others said, the Internet. I find lots of new bands on Myspace when I'm bored. It's so convenient to just surf around, give them a listen, and if I don't like it I move on.

11-29-2006, 07:45 PM
^Huge lolz at the fucking tool who thinks feels that there's actually a difference between all those rock stations.

Eat a jizz pie.

11-29-2006, 08:12 PM
I'd say you'd also like eating shit, self-congratulatory verbal masturbation, and other vapid hipster discussions if you like Death Cab!

lolamirite? im such a dick.

srsly though, listen to the woman, she knows of what she speaks.

11-29-2006, 08:21 PM
Most the music I listen to now I discovered on this board.

Rag Doll
11-29-2006, 08:28 PM
the internet, itunes (which i guess counts towards the internet), and friends. i also like to just browse random myspace/facebook accounts and check out any band name that sounds remotely interesting.

11-29-2006, 08:31 PM
i also like to just browse random myspace/facebook accounts and check out any band name that sounds remotely interesting.

Then you should have a blast with mine, sugar! Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Jughead's Revenge, The Anix, Jean Grae...these are awesome names.

Rag Doll
11-29-2006, 08:42 PM
i should go through yours sometime then. i dont like jughead's revenge though. =\


11-29-2006, 08:44 PM

I would if you liked Jughead's Revenge :(

srsly tho, I'ma call you that all the time now. EVEN IN BED, HOLLER!

11-29-2006, 09:05 PM
the offspring. When I was obsessed with them, I started buying the compilations they were on. Then I'd buy other compilations that those same bands were on. Then I bought albums that the offspring mentioned or credited (ramones, dead kennedys). From there, I stopped listening to the radio, and now everything I hear about is from other people, online, or SOMETIMES on vh1 when I can't sleep.

11-29-2006, 09:24 PM
How could you have listened to death cab for you whole life. They've only been a band for a few years. Are you like 5?

11-29-2006, 09:51 PM
...whom you wouldn't have gotten into had it not been for my shit-eating self-congratulatory verbal masturbation hipster bullshit! EAT IT, SUCKA!

This is true :(

*eats my hypocrisy with a fork and knife*

11-29-2006, 10:03 PM
hdhfhg fh wbhullge GAH RAGE AT HIPSTERS EXISTING!!

This hypocrisy tastes like Pabst Blue Ribbon and dumpster dived potato salad :(

11-30-2006, 02:16 AM
Just to add to the list, I also pick up on music at concerts and gigs. People still listen to the radio??

11-30-2006, 05:53 AM
The internet, I suppose. I almost never discover music for myself, I generally have to have it pointed out for me. Or, in the case of bands like Flashlight Brown (new album out and I have it, yess) I discover them because they open for other bands and turn out to be a ton of fun.

11-30-2006, 06:37 AM
most of the bands i listen to that arent on the radio i hear from other people or from shows i go to. let me give you some advice, dont find the music you listen to on the radio.

11-30-2006, 07:00 AM
Friends with taste and soundtracks. Easy one.

11-30-2006, 07:49 AM
I have been listening to nothing but The Offspring, Green Day, and Death Cab for Cutie my whole life. I see you people talking about bands and albums I have never even heard of before. Most of them aren't even on the radio. How do you discover all this music?


edit: by the way, i googled the death cab cutefucks or whatever, i found out that they were formed in 97. that means your 9 years old at oldest

11-30-2006, 08:46 AM
Along with Parliament cigarettes and a super tight hoodie, lolamirite?

Dun leave me hangin', lololol.

offspring dude
11-30-2006, 09:39 AM
i guess these forums have helped me loads to find the right path, also the very small amount of my friends who have some form of good musical taste, and just generally the internet. Before this i used to be an Mtv boy listening to all that crappy ass shit (there is probably only 1 good in every 50 they play) but then i started realising what a load of crap it was.

78 Water
11-30-2006, 10:13 AM
Let me clarify. When I say my whole life, I mean through my entire life I have listened to nothing but those bands.

11-30-2006, 11:30 AM
The people who said "omg death cab are a new band and if you've been listening to them your whole life you're like super young!!" are being stupid. Some people start listening to music early on, but some people like me didn't start listening to music until they were like 9. I fucking listened to the Lion King soundtrack and Raffi and Sesame Street songs until then. I still listen to the Lion King soundtrack and sing along, duh. But it wasn't until I was 9 that I started listening to pop music.

I still <3 rickycrack though. :(

Oh, and going to random concerts and shows, and coming to this bbs, do help, also.

Venom Symbiote
11-30-2006, 01:43 PM
You have a problem with the Lion King soundtrack?

Who are you? :eek:

11-30-2006, 02:05 PM

I fucking listened to the Lion King soundtrack... I still listen to the Lion King soundtrack and sing along, duh.

I'm quite the advocate of singing loudly along with The Circle of Life.

Venom Symbiote
11-30-2006, 02:13 PM
Ah, my mistake, sorry. I usually just skim-read these types of threads.

But indeed. Hakuna Matata will always rock.

11-30-2006, 02:36 PM
My brothers raised me on Megadeth, Pantera, G&R, and Motley Crue. I don't remember a time when I "discovered" music. I've always known it was there. I jammed "Crocodile Rock" on my little keyboard thing when I was like 4.

11-30-2006, 03:02 PM
Hot DANG, you are white.

12-01-2006, 05:49 PM
I do what I can.

- -Lauren- -
12-01-2006, 06:28 PM
Well, wow I don't even remember. MTV2, pretty much. You know, the band ads they show on TV later at night, especially during Headbanger's Ball? Yeah, I saw those and listened to them. Got into bands that way, friends recommending them, or just hearing about them randomly.

There's no process, it just gradually...happens.

Venom Symbiote
12-01-2006, 11:27 PM
Headbanger's Ball is actually pretty tits, for an MTV show.

The Australian version's host is a man-whore, but the show content itself ain't half bad.

12-02-2006, 12:24 AM
so is "tits'' good, or..?

12-02-2006, 02:30 AM
so is "tits'' good, or..?

"tits" would be good.

12-02-2006, 02:47 PM
and still annoying.

Venom Symbiote
12-02-2006, 09:16 PM
You are obviously unfamiliar with current low-brow non-American male slang.

Heh. You'll get used to it.

12-02-2006, 09:17 PM
Me? I'm familiar with it. I still find it annoying. I find a lot of things Americans say annoying, too.

Venom Symbiote
12-02-2006, 10:09 PM
It very well may do.

I dub thee "Dale", the sterotypical South African white-trash farmer.

12-03-2006, 11:59 AM
Friends with taste and soundtracks. Easy one.
Same here. It's a little hard for me, though. I can't like anything. I don't listen to a song more than once if it doesn't make me want to jump.