I do a lot of searching, and even more listening. For close to a year I used to make it a point to listen to at least 2 new hip-hop albums a day, but as you can imagine that’s some what hard to keep up indefinitely.
I have ton of friends who recommend new artists all the time, and fortunately most of my friends are pretty music savvy. About a fourth of all the music I listen to is indie rock, but I don’t really ever check indie rock blogs. I have friends who only listen to indie rock, and they check those kinds of indie blogs almost daily. One of my friends in particular has great taste in indie rock and always tells me about someone new he’s discovered that’s worth looking into.
I’ve posted some of my favorite indie songs already.
If you want to check it out, I also posted my list of My 11 Favorite Indie Rock Songs of 2011