Friday, January 18, 2013

Bandcamp Roulette

Discover new music! Most every band has at least one song, if not an EP, on Bandcamp. With a hefty community of unheard / unsigned artists, you can discover a few tracks and sound super trendy cool when talking about a mega obscure garage band from New Brunswick.

Bandcamp Roulette is a game of chance

Let's Play!

Log On

Use a genre, or a town, or word

Pick and Listen
I sincerely try not to choose records based on their covers, but who am I kidding. If you find something you really like, usually you can download it for $5 or less. Sometimes for free.

Search with tags or type in a keyword

Remember, there are no guarantees in Bandcamp Roulette

Bands tend to over tag themselves or have loose interpretations of things like "punk" and "alternative"

You may become discouraged and offended

You may think, "I can't believe these guys are a band. I should start a band...yeah...totally should start a band."

You may get disappointed that Fake Asian Rolex

sounds like this

(EDIT: They got wise and took down their Bandcamp page, but you can still find them on Youtube!)

Or surprised that Goatmare and the Hellspades...

sound like this

In any event, keep trying, you'll find something good. Like the female fronted, pop punk Portland band, The Happening. Good luck and keep supporting local music.


  1. Hey there,

    I've been following yr blog for a few months now, and I love this idea! Thanks for the suggestion!



  2. hey there- love this idea. thanks for the suggestion!



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