Posted: 2012-02-02 20:45:18
Say what you will about Spotify, whether you love it or hate it, it is changing they way people consume music. I have been discovering new music left and right, and it has been awesome.
I'm a huge advocate of Spotify. I think a subscription model for music a great way to go. There's so much out there that if you actually had to purchase every individual song/album you wanted to hear, you'd be either A) broke in a month or B) so so sad because there would be a ton of music you never got to hear. Spotify (and others like Rdio, Grooveshark, and Pandorda) have made (just about) every song out there available for you whenever you want it for a monthly cost that is less that one album. Fantastic.
With all this new music coming at me, I've got some favorites that I'd like to share with you. Here's my top 3 so far in 2012.
These guys are like blues-rock with a shot of adrenaline. Their rhythm section is so tight you'd need one of those rubbery hand grip things to unscrew the lid.
2) Bear Hands
Enough rock to make you grimace, but enough dance to make you bounce. These guys are just fun.
3) White Denim
These guys are clearly on drugs, but that's ok because it makes for some fantastically trippy psych-rock.