Four Simple Ways to Find More Goth-Rock

Black Flag on the graveyard chapel
Black Flag on the Graveyard Chapel by Vïkïng
Okay, so Black Flag is a punk band but oh well.

Personally, when I get stuck in music ruts my whole life seems to get stuck in one big giant stuck. But maybe that’s because when I do anything – get dressed, cook, clean, live – I need the perfect soundtrack. To battle against all life-ruts cause by music or give some helpful hints here are my four favourite ways to find some new Goth-rock.

Online Goth Radio-stations

Someone suggested I listen to Death Rock Radio, of which I’m listening to now. But there are plenty more! This is great for those of you, like myself, love sitting around with a soundtrack playing on in the background. These holidays I’ve been (unforgivingly) playing so much of Majong Titans to the sound of radio-stations.

Pandora

Pretty much a gigantic online radio-station, but you mould what you hear by liking and or disliking your favorite songs. Feel free to check out my personalised stations here – my favorites are eighties, Goth-rock and Punk. A day doesn’t go by when I don’t at least click onto my Pandora stations.

Ask Around A Goth Community

A great starter discussion is to ask what everyone’s favourite bands are (particularly if you don’t know much about music).

Check Out Blogger Song Lists & Featured Music

Music is a big part of the alternative and Goth communities. Although people claim that modern Goths don’t pay enough attention to it, it’s hard to find an Alt blogger that doesn’t post about their favourite music of the moment.

You could even go to pages like my Youtube (in the top-right corner) to look at my likes for music. But that sounds a bit pretentious, doesn’t it?

How do you guys find your music? Or do you use any online sites I should check out?

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5 Comments

  1. I get all of my new music (and all of my music in general) on Spotify. Its "discover" tab introduces things based on your tastes (and curated stuff too). It's a lot like pandora, but you get to choose and they tell you why they selected it. "lots of people who listen to X band also listen to X" or "we think you'll like X"

  2. I get my new music by reading peoples' blogs and checking out their favorites, and also by trolling YouTube and checking random stuff under "goth" or "gothic" music, or picking something off the sidebar when I play my favorites. I share an office, but I just put on my headphones and let Andrew Eldridge, Adrian Hates, or whoever take me away! 🙂

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