how often do you hear a new song...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by pcake, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    whether it's on your car radio, streaming music service, youtube, TV or wherever, how often do you hear a song that's new to you and go "oh, wow! i gotta learn that one!"? it doesn't happen to me that often, but it happens.

    last week i heard a song on my car radio. it really grabbed me - i turned it up and was really enjoying it, and just before it ended, i asked google what song it was. it's called "she's kerosene" from a band called "the interrupters". my experience with ska (is it ska) is limited to listening, so i'm not only learning the song but the style. and it's a song that just makes me feel great to hear.

    how often does that happen to you - or when's the last song it happened with?
  2. Not very often, but I don’t listen to much radio these days. I do distinctly remember hearing Blue on Black and being blown away, but that was probably 20 some years ago.

    A ska tune you say? I’ll have to give it a listen. I do love me some reggae....
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  3. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    Before a certain local college radio station was taken over and gutted by a money-grubbing administration, I could count on hearing something cool and interesting on a fairly regular basis. That's how I found out about Goldfrapp, Courtney Barnett, and who-knows-how-much electronica and other oddities. The list is too long to recall in detail, but having a good source of new or non-mainstream music is a genuine treat.
  4. I haven't had that happen in more than 25 years.
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  5. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    here ya go
  6. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Last one that was new to me was Royal Blood & I'm still playing this song as my Drop-Tune checker when I acquire instruments:

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  7. Keger Jupit

    Keger Jupit Inactive

    May 10, 2018
    The Great PNW!!
    I can relate...haven't gotten into many new bands since around Y2K. Everything the radio spews out on mainstream "This is the station the cool kids listen to" radio makes me want to drive into a bridge abutment...
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  8. Interesting. Very uptempo and high energy.

    I remember the ska craze back in the 80s. The Skatelites, Madness.....
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  9. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    Cool kids do *not* listen to terrestrial radio. :-/
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  10. Bent77

    Bent77 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Desert, Colorado
    unfortunately in my market, they play that song every 4 hours on 2 different channels. So its not new anymore!
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  11. TheReceder


    Jul 12, 2010
    Thanks... I think I'll recommend we play this one... of course since I won't be singing it we won't be playing it. :)
  12. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Dig! Ska with no horns done very well. Band looks good. Harmonies are good. Love it.
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  13. The last radio stuff that really caught my ear was Courtney Barnett. Just saw her in Montreal and it was great - she’s the real deal.
  14. Don't trust things like Spotify or Pandora... they have different goals. Check out Music-Map - The Tourist Map of Music - I've discovered so much new music through its maps. Be an active explorer, don't wait for passive discovery to happen.
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  15. blue4


    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    Rita Mae Young by the Record Company and Wish I knew You by the Revivalists.
  16. You just sent me on a trip down memory lane after listening to that. Fun song! I couldn't help but go listen to some of my old Ska favourites after. One thing I never noticed before, however, is how many pick players are in the genre.
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  17. Oh that's a good resource for sure! I have a hard time finding new music and this could be a big help, thank you!
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  18. The record company...this band came across my fb feed one day, I never usually listen to stuff that just pops up but for some reason I clicked on it..their sound blew me away..I was amazed by it, retro sound..and only three guys..The song was "never gonna cry for me"...infectious to me anyway! I dove into their catalog..loved it, didn't really wanna learn it all, but nevertheless, I love this band and wondered how they never came across my radar. Sometimes you get something new..This is not really a new band but new to it happens, just not very often..

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  19. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Her performance on SNL was brilliant!
  20. To check out new music I gave up on radio a long time ago. I have the Amazon Music app on my phone, so I pick a "station" on there sometimes and just let it run.

    Other thing I do is use Bandcamp. There is also a Bandcamp app on my phone. That actually finds very new music, which gets uploaded by the minute.

    Surfing youtube works, too, but it's gotten bad with the ads lately.

    Last modern song I heard that made me want t learn it? Probably something by the Screaming Females.