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.