I discovered a new genre of music: anti-folk (Wikipedia article).  My friend was playing some music from Juno which I’ve seen before.  The movie is decent, but the music is great.  

I looked up music related to Juno.  I first came across The Moldy Peaches (their page on Last FM), and I really enjoyed the music.  From there, I discovered Kimya Dawson (her page on Last FM) who was a member of that group.  I like her voice and playful style.  

I haven’t yet listened to much else from the Anti-folk genre, but I plan on it.  Here is the page from Last FM:  



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The music sub-genre known as anti-folk (or antifolk) takes the earnestness of politically charged 1960s music and subverts it into something else. It is still highly debated what exactly the defining characteristics of this sub-genre are, as they vary from one artist to the next. Nonetheless, it is fairly accepted that the music tends to sound raw or experimental; it also generally mocks the seriousness and pretension of the established mainstream music scene in addition to mocking itself.


Nicole : wakingdreamer

about 17 hours later

Nicole said

Fun! 🙂 

Marmalade : Gaia Child

about 22 hours later

Marmalade said

As you may have noticed, this Anti-folk has some similarity to the Postmodern Pop I posted about earlier. Both are aboutplayfully mocking those inthe music industrywho takes themselves too seriously. 

Another related genre I just now noticed is Folktronica. The Wikipedia article said that the ”postmodern pop artist Momus released an album titled Folktronic deliberately exploring (and satirizing) the fusion.” Postmodern pop is all about fusion and so would make use of any other fusion genre. 

Alt-punk and Alt-country (and probably Alt anything) seem to be likewise related. 

Nicole : wakingdreamer

1 day later

Nicole said

yes 🙂 


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