Happy new year, Discogs community!
Glad to see that we all made it through the supposed impending Mayan apolocalypse! I admit, I was slightly concerned that Godzilla would appear and destroy us all, or that a zombie virus would be unleashed and we would be forced to arm ourselves with machetes, samurai swords or other such weaponry to defend ourselves. Thankfully, we’re all still here and are able to appreciate another year of all sorts of new music!
Speaking of new music for 2013, I was curious about what might be coming out this year. After doing a little research, I discovered Wikipedia has a list of albums scheduled for release in 2013.
Here are some of my favorite music blogs:
Pitchfork Media – Though this site’s primary focus is on independent music (which I love), it’s also a great resource for electronic, pop, hip hop, dance, folk, jazz, metal and experimental music.
stereogum – This is one of the first MP3 blogs out there. I like checking out their informative and sometimes corky and random featured stories.
OMG Vinyl – I like the simplicity of this blog and how easy it is to find stories, pictures and samples of music and genres that are of interest to me.
An excellent and important resource to the Discogs Community is Record Store Day. Record Store Day was founded in 2007 with the intention of celebrating the unique culture that is independently owned record stores. This day is honored mostly in the USA, but seems to be spreading around the world at a rapid pace. Record stores participating in this event might have sales, give out promotional items, and host concerts. Their website will keep you up to date on what record stores in your areas are participating, some current music related events and releases, and other information regarding exciting opportunities awaiting you on this celebrated day!
It may interest you, for those that don’t know of this feature, that when a new release is added to the database, an RSS feed shows up on the artist page. Please note, the RSS feed icon indicates a new release to our database and not necessarily a new release by the artist. For more information regarding RSS, please click here.
Examples of what that RSS icon looks like on Discogs:
Also good to know, you can click “Recent Releases” on the upper right of any artist page. This page even has options to control whether you want to view Self-Released albums or All Releases as well as including that artist’s aliases in the list.
Whew! That was a heck of a lot of information. Enough from me! I want to hear what releases you are most excited about for this year and what favorite sites do you subscribe to in order to stay in the loop!
Thanks for your input!
From all of us at Discogs, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!