By: Nick Manduley
Here at Muddy Paw, it’s no secret we love music. To some of us, we love it- no, we need it more than we need coffee in the morning. Finding new and awesome music to vibe with can sometimes be a struggle though, but luckily, the internet has a plethora of avenues for us to find those new bangers! Let’s take a look at a few.
1. YouTube Radios & Playlists!
Does the image of an anime girl peacefully working on some homework with a window in the background, providing a detailed view of a cityscape sound familiar to you? What about an animated bird’s eye view of a swimming pool in the summer time? Yes? No? Maybe? Well, if not, then I’ve got some news for you. YouTube has 24/7 livestream radios that’s perfect for lovers of lofi, hip-hop, rock, pop, and indie music! Not to mention countless playlists that are guaranteed to have something for everyone!
Ahhh, Bandcamp. How we love thee. Bandcamp has a special place in the hearts of millions of DIY musicians and bands all over the world. Bandcamp is the go-to website for amazing underground music, and if you’re looking to pinch your pennies, there are countless artists who have their music available for free download on their bandcamp site. Free! How awesome is that!? Bandcamp is also a great way to support up-and-coming artists through purchasing their merch and making charitable donations through the website’s “name-your-price” feature.
This may seem like an obvious one, but Pandora is a sure fire way to not only find new music, but find new music for YOU! Users create their own radio via searching for an artist they enjoy and selecting them. Pandora will not only play music by that artist, but also music from artists of similar styles and genres! You can also stream your own custom radios for stand-up comedy! Who doesn’t love a good laugh?
4. Indie Music Blogs
Blogs, blogs, blogs! Indie music blogs are always reporting on underground and up-and-coming bands and artists from all over the world. Spend any amount of time scrolling through one of these blogs, and you’re likely to leave with a laundry list of new music to check out. These blogs are a great way to get information regarding your new favorite bands, their upcoming tours, and possible new music.
Nick Manduley is a Senior Public Relations & Journalism student at Monmouth University. He is an intern with Muddy Paw PR as well as a staff writer at The Outlook, Monmouth University’s student-run newspaper. Since 2016 he has played guitar and provided vocals in the New Jersey-based punk band Drive, Kid. Manduley has been extremely active in his local music community; organizing and promoting local shows while also providing reviews and features for not only his friend’s bands, but local bands across the United States and Great Britain.