Author Tyler Weaver of Parenthetical Recluse, a fascinating blog about music, movies, literature, running, Ohio election signage, and so much more, has asked me to contribute a monthly recommendation (probably, mostly, music, but maybe other stuff?) for his MacroParentheticals newsletter. The newsletter comes out every Sunday and is chock full of Tyler’s own current media consumption, musings, “fascinations, perspirations, and whatever else comes to mind,” plus pictures of Tyler’s adorable dogs. For September and October, Tyler asked me for some of my virtual venues to find new music. Part 1 covers my favorite radio programs, and here’s part 2, published last Sunday:
While there’s a seemingly endless array of spaces in which to find new music, it can quickly become overwhelming. Luckily, there are expert curators of indie music who continually introduce me to new and wonderful sounds. So, in this second chunk of recommendations, I’m going to share some of my must-listen podcasts – most focus on electronic music since that’s my jam but some also cover folk, jazz, blues, and classical.
Is This Thing On… Yeah I Know It Sucks… Synth Redneck… Anticipating Nowhere… Vital Weekly… Phantom Circuit (also sometimes on Resonance Extra, Resonance FM)… Ambient Atomic Orbitals… The Independent Music Podcast… Hypnagogue… and, finally, the finest of college and community radio: WTUL, KALX, WFMU, CJSW, CFBX, CFUR.
As always, signup for the newsletters, and you won’t regret it. I’ve heard much wonderful new music thanks to Tyler’s discerning ear, and you certainly will too.