Plenty of music services hit you with music your friends like, or find music based on something you already like, but UndergroundMusic.fm has a different mission. It delivers new, fresh music from up and coming bands that have offered their music up for free on the web in the hopes that fans like you will fall in love with them.
There are no fancy tools or widgets here, and this isn’t the kind of service where you should just start searching for a musician you already know to try and find something you’ve already heard. You can just click play and let the site start streaming some of the site’s trending tracks across genres, or you can select specific types of music from the drop-down menu and listen to what suits you.
You don’t have to sign up for an account to enjoy the music, but if you want to make a favourites list of songs you like, upload your own songs if you’re a musician, or connect with friends who may be using the service, you’ll need one. You can connect your Facebook account or sign up via email, whichever you like. Once you have an account, the service will start recommending songs to you based on what you’ve favourited. I played around with UndergroundMusic.fm for a while, and didn’t hear an artist I was really familiar with once. That’s not to say it was all good, but it did bring some fun and mystery back to music discovery.