Music Recommendations by Location
The bands and local curators that spawn from a place give insight to the shared experience of living there. At first glance every artist is so different, but over time patterns arise that point to a common ethos. I've picked my favorites and tried to keep it current.
Playlist note: every song relates to my travels in some way. We sang "Red Wine, Success!" together in the staff shack at Base Camp; I was mugged in New York to the headphone soundtrack of "Search:Party:Animal" (appropriate). Others are lyrically representative.
Wild post-punk, noise rock, and disorienting soundscapes on the one side; world-weary apathy and sluggish self examination on the other.
All of the psych and groovy swamp-rock makes a lot of sense, but where the electro-dance-freak-outs are coming from I have no idea.
It's the second coming of Dischord Recs up in here, sprinkled with pop-punk, hardcore, and jazz-laden head-trips that exist either as a product of or in reaction to Berklee, I can never work out which.