Friends ask me all the time where I find new music. I guess it's like anything-when you love something, you kind of look for it everywhere. I might hear something in a movie preview and scribble down enough lyrics so I can google it when I get home, I scour blogs, I beg for mix tapes from people who know more than I do. I listen to KCRW.
But mostly, I think I'm just fairly open to giving things a shot. A few weeks ago I bought the new Broken Social Scene CD and they threw a funny little sampler in the bag. There wasn't much on it worth passing along but track 7 knocked the wind out of me. It's by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. You listen to this song and you are pretty much convinced that you've found some long lost Motown tapes, but this little gem came out in April. As usual, I promise the entire CD is worth checking out, this is just a little taste. And ladies, don't be afraid of the sampler. Even if you only find one song you like, isn't that better than just listening to the Twilight soundtrack again?