Adopt the Hipster Lifestyle: Listen to Underground Music Before it’s Cool
So you want to be a hipster, eh?
Just kidding. I just threw the term in the title to boost my article’s views.
I am not trying to start a debate about the true definition of a hipster because obviously that would get out of hand. If that’s what you’re looking for though, check out this blog.
I am, however, going to share some tips about finding new music. This process, as many of you know, is commonly practiced by many hipsters–but that doesn’t mean you have to be or will be a hipster if you start practicing it too!
I love discovering new bands/songs on my own because it gives me the opportunity to listen to a variety of different genres.
Also, when I choose to download a song it’s because I truly enjoy it, not because the media suggested that I should. I download music that I enjoy listening to because it inspires me.
A lot of people want to find good music, but they usually don’t know how to go about it.
Here a few of my suggestions to help:
- Use Spotify & it’s free apps
Using Spotify alone is great, but it’s apps are free & incredible!
Some apps that I use are: Rolling Stone Recommends, Pitchfork, Sound Drop, and We are Hunted [my favorite]
See the header image of this article as reference
- Go to HypeM and from this blog, discover others
In order to download tracks & find other blogs, click the “First posted on..” link at the bottom of each song posted.
- Definitely check out Music Ninja, an awesome site that makes the downloading process simple & easy
To download: right click the link of a song posted, save to your desktop, then drag your saved song(s) into a playlist on iTunes
- Start keeping a record of all the songs you listen to with Last.fm
- Want to browse through more blogs? Visit shuffle.fm and view thousands.
- Keep your browsing up to date with Elbows, a site that uses data from thousands of blogs and rates trending artists/songs making fan favorites available to you