About New Sounds | New Sounds | Hand-picked music, genre free
New Sounds is here because we’re curious and excited about music. You’re probably here for the same reason. We created New Sounds for people who love the surprise that comes from discovering something new. But with almost everything ever recorded anywhere now available online, where do you start? This might be the place. We try to be friendly and jargon free, and gleefully oblivious of genre. Our goal is to find the artists, the songs, and the sounds that you might love – if only you get a chance to hear them.
We believe people are less interested in categories and more interested in music that moves them. We also believe that algorithms won’t give you the same experience as a set of recommendations from real people. New Sounds has its roots in the ideas that spawned the golden age of FM Radio in the 1960s and 70s: the idea that a friendly guide is the best way to discover new music, or music that defies easy categorization; and that some of that music just might change your life.
Does that sound a little over the top? Maybe, but not to us. We are a bunch of musical obsessives, current and recovering musicians, with decades of experience listening, collecting, and crate-digging in styles familiar and foreign. And we think music is that important. If you start poking around our audio archives, or checking out our videos, or reading our weekly music roundups, you just might find yourself agreeing with us. Happy listening!