Saturday, February 21, 2009

Yes! Michigan, on Future Perfect Radio

Image from Handmade Detroit

Matt and I recently got sucked into Twitter thanks to @jimmyeatworld and @colinmeloy. At first I didn't get the point of it at all, but I soon started finding new things from other people's tweets. One excellent discovery was Future Perfect Radio. This internet radio station is up to 29 different channels now. You can choose channels by the type of music like Lo-Fi, Post Rock or Twee Pop. Then, once you know which category your favorite band belongs to, you can pretentiously reference their genre's obscure name. If you're heading out to a music festival in the near future, they have channels set up for those also. The SXSW channel would be a good one to listen to if you're still trying to decide which bands to check out in Austin.

I personally love the city and region channels the most. I was so happy to find out that they just added a Michigan one called Great Lakes Soundtrack. Bands on there include Mason Proper, Bug Lung Baby, The Silent Years, My Brightest Diamond, and PAS/CAL, plus a bunch more. They rightfully count The Raconteurs as Michiganders, too. Sorry, Jack White.

It seems to me that the people running Future Perfect Radio really want it to be more like a community than a radio station. They openly accept suggestions for channels, and they'll even accept a whole playlist from you if you're interested in programming your own. They're pretty responsive on Twitter, so follow @FPRadio if you're on there. While you're at it, you can follow me, too! (@christinajacobs)

Link: Future Perfect Radio

1 comment:

Scotter said...

Thanks for the tip on Future Perfect Radio. This is great. Finally, an internet radio station that will allow me to claim that I'm listening to the most difficult of experimental bands while secretly dorking out over Twee-Pop all day long.

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