Monday, February 02, 2009

Podcast Review - Indiefeed Podcast

One nice thing about podcasts (as opposed to syndicated radio programs) is that they're just as long as they have to be. Radio programs have to fit into hour, half-hour, and -- in rarer cases -- fifteen minute segments in order to have any change of being scheduled.

The Indiefeed Podcast does something no syndicated radio show possibly can -- it plays one song, gives you some information about the band, and that's it. It's a great way to find out about new independent music, and while I don't always have time to devote to a longer-form podcast, it's rare I don't have a few minutes to check out an Indiefeed episode.

Indiefeed has several channels, so you can focus on the genre(s) you're most interested in. You can listen to alternative/modern rock, blues, dance, electronica, hip hop and/or indie pop. I've heard some outstanding music through these podcasts, including groups like Over the Rhine, Calexico, and the Black Angels.

Five minutes of new music? Yeah, I got time for that!

And remember -- you don't need an iPod to listen to a podcast. Just click and download to your computer.

- Ralph

Day 222 of the WJMA Web Watch.

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