Pitchfork Feature: Brian of Japandroids Explains First Internet Experience
Pitchfork Feature: Brian of Japandroids Explains First Internet Experience
Posted 10/09/2014

Pitchfork explored a multitude of musicians' first experiences with the world wide web including opinions from John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees, Avey Tare of Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, and Brian King of Japandroids. Scope the full feature HERE, and read Brian's excerpt below.

"The first music website I ever used was AllMusic. You could see all of a band's records, and because they were ranked, you could say, "Oh, maybe this is the first one I should get." But the feature I really remember using was their recommendations -- "If you like Neil Young, you might like Townes Van Zandt or Tom Waits." That was a good resource for discovery in those days, because I came from a small town--if you discovered one band, there was no way to find out about the 10 other bands from their scene. We're kind of force-fed music suggestions on the Internet now, but back in 2000, that instantaneous exposure to a whole bunch of new stuff was remarkable."