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Record Labels/Mailorder on the Internet
Some of the music talked about in the pages of browbeat can be obtained directly from the record labels themselves, or from some excellent mailorder outfits. Here are a few of my favorites that are on The Net:

Forced Exposure has one of the best mail order/distribution catalog of the weird, out music we love here at browbeat.

Alchemy Records is home to Japan's great independent music and noise record label.

Soleilmoon Recordings has an excellent catalog of experimental, ambient and industrial music, including their own releases.

Anomalous Records stocks the super-uber-underground of experimental recordings. Their paper catalog uses such a small font, a magnifying glass is needed. I prefer their web catalog, I mean I'm already half blind as it is. They have excellent prices.

Wayside Music & Cuneiform Records are mainstays in keeping the adventurous well stocked, physically and aurally. They specialize in the good side of progressive music, if ya know what I mean.

Charnel Music is an excellent catalog with good descriptions, song samples, artwork, and discographies...nicely layed out web page, to boot!

Cadence magazine is a great resource for the various forms of jazz. They also have a very extensive catalog (in really tiny ass print) in the middle of the magazine. But now you can save your eyes and perform searches via their on-line catalog. Check it out.

All radio doesn't suck
There are lots of underground, independent, non-commercial, community, pirate, public radio stations all over the US.

Some favorites among the crew are

WFMU - New York City/New Jersey
KALX - Berkeley/San Francisco/Oakland/North Bay Area
KFJC - San Jose/Los Altos/Palo Alto/South Bay Area
KZSU - Palo Alto/South Bay Area
KUSF - San Francisco
KPFA - Northern California
WMBR - Boston/Cambridge
WZBC - Boston/Brookline

The folks at MIT maintain an extensive listing of all radio stations (FM, AM, Internet) that is quite impressive and easy to use.

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