I’m always eager to find fresh new music that I like, so I created a process to generate several playlists of new music in different genres every Monday. This process uses a python program I wrote to pull in the latest releases from a bunch of automated playlists created by Particle Detector. Unless I’m otherwise occupied, the process runs every Monday to update all of the following New Music Monday playlists.

I’m sharing this here so you, too, can use these playlists as one more source in your new music discovery process.

Playlist 1 – New Music Monday

This is the first of the new music playlists I created, called simply New Music Monday. Currently, it pulls in the latest new releases in these genres:

  • Modern Jangle Pop – Jangle pop is a subgenre of indie rock that emerged in the 1980s and is characterized by its upbeat, guitar-driven sound and catchy melodies. Modern jangle pop takes inspiration from this era but adds a contemporary twist, often incorporating elements of post-punk and shoegaze. The genre is known for its jangly guitar riffs, shimmering production, and introspective lyrics
  • Indie Surf – a genre that combines the upbeat and carefree sound of surf rock with the introspective and emotional lyrics of indie music. The genre often features reverb-heavy guitars, catchy melodies, and a nostalgic, summery vibe.
  • Countrygaze – a subgenre of indie rock that combines elements of country music and shoegaze. It is characterized by the use of twangy guitars, reverb, and dreamy vocals.
  • Indie Rock – a genre of music that emerged in the 1980s and is characterized by its DIY approach and rejection of mainstream commercialism. It often features distorted guitars, melodic vocals, and introspective lyrics.
  • C86 – a music genre that emerged in the mid-1980s in the UK. It is characterized by jangly guitars, upbeat melodies, and DIY production. The genre was named after a cassette compilation released by the NME magazine in 1986. C86 bands often had a lo-fi sound and were influenced by 1960s pop and punk rock.

Playlist 2 – New Music Monday – Garage, Trash, and Action Rock

The second playlist in this series pulls in the latest new releases in these genres:

  • Action Rock – a subgenre of rock music that is characterized by its high-energy and fast-paced sound. It often features distorted guitars, driving rhythms, and aggressive vocals. The lyrics typically focus on themes of rebellion, partying, and living life to the fullest.
  • Garage Rock – a raw and energetic subgenre of rock music that emerged in the 1960s. It is characterized by its stripped-down sound, often featuring distorted guitars, simple chord progressions, and driving rhythms.
  • Trash Rock – rock music that is characterized by its raw and gritty sound, often incorporating elements of garage rock, punk, and surf rock. The music is typically fast-paced and energetic, with distorted guitars, pounding drums, and aggressive vocals. Trash rock bands often draw inspiration from vintage rock and roll and 1960s garage bands, but add their own unique twist to create a sound that is both retro and modern.

Playlist 3 – LeeCo New Music Monday – Power Pop

The third playlist in this series features recent releases in the genre of Modern Power Pop. Modern power pop combines catchy melodies and harmonies with guitar-driven instrumentation. It often features upbeat and optimistic lyrics that focus on themes of love, relationships, and self-discovery. The genre has a strong emphasis on vocal harmonies and often incorporates elements of punk and alternative rock.

Playlist 4 – LeeCo New Music Monday – Americana / Folk

The fourth playlist in this series includes recent releases in these related genres:

  • Alternative Country – a genre that blends traditional country sounds with rock and roll influences. It often features lyrics that are introspective and personal, exploring themes of love, loss, and the struggles of everyday life. The music is characterized by its use of acoustic and electric guitars, pedal steel, and other instruments commonly associated with country music.
  • New Americana – music that blends traditional American folk and country music with modern rock and alternative influences. It is characterized by raw, emotional lyrics and powerful vocals, often accompanied by acoustic instruments such as guitar, banjo, and mandolin.
  • Indie Folk – a genre that blends traditional folk music with contemporary indie rock elements. It often features acoustic instruments, such as guitars and banjos, and incorporates introspective lyrics that explore themes of love, loss, and self-discovery. The sound is characterized by its raw, stripped-down quality and haunting melodies that evoke a sense of nostalgia and melancholy.
  • Modern Folk Rock – a genre that combines traditional folk elements with contemporary rock instrumentation and production. It often features acoustic guitars, banjos, and mandolins alongside electric guitars and drums. The lyrics tend to focus on personal experiences, relationships, and social issues.

Playlist 5 – LeeCo New Music Monday – Australia and New Zealand

The fifth playlist in this series pulls in recent releases popular with listeners in Brisbane, Perth, Dunedin, and elsewhere in Australia and New Zealand. Most of the music falls in the genres of indie rock, indie pop, or indie surf.

Playlist 6 – LeeCo New Music Monday – United Kingdom

The sixth playlist in this series features new releases popular with listeners of indie rock in The United Kingdom.

Playlist 7 – LeeCo New Music Monday – Canada

The seventh playlist in this series includes recent new indie rock releases popular with listeners across Canada.

Playlist 8 – LeeCo New Music Monday – Neo-Psychedelic

The eighth playlist in this series includes recent new releases popular with listeners of these genres:

  • Neo-Psychedelic – a genre that draws inspiration from the psychedelic rock of the 1960s and 70s. It features dreamy, atmospheric soundscapes, often with a heavy use of reverb and other effects. The genre incorporates elements of electronic music, funk, and world music, creating a unique and eclectic sound.
  • Garage Psych – a subgenre of psychedelic rock that emerged in the 1960s. It is characterized by its raw, lo-fi sound, often recorded in garages or basements. The genre combines elements of garage rock, blues, and psychedelic music, with distorted guitars, heavy drums, and trippy lyrics.
  • Chamber Psych – music that combines elements of classical chamber music with psychedelic rock and pop. It often features intricate arrangements, lush instrumentation, and introspective lyrics that explore themes of love, loss, and self-discovery.
  • Nu Gaze – a subgenre of shoegaze that emerged in the 2010s. It combines the dreamy, ethereal sound of shoegaze with elements of post-punk, indie rock, and electronic music. The genre is characterized by its use of reverb-drenched guitars, hazy vocals, and atmospheric textures. Nu gaze bands often incorporate elements of noise and experimental music into their sound, creating a unique blend of genres.

 

 

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