I'm always trying to combine genres and concepts from music theory to see if they exist anywhere, usually you can go down a rabbit hole this way on bandcamp, or someone has made an obscure playlist on youtube. But my favorite is when I find someone I wasn't even looking for that is way out there yet just does it for me.
How do you find new music?
Reply by melomemo
Reply by Relish Ubiquitous
I still recommend that in the record stores that still exist. That used to be where you found out about certain kinds of music just by hanging out and chatting with people.
Reply by rain
i use this youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/Youveprobablyneverheardofit/videos
Reply by Shadow Bliss
If its not recommended, if its not a friend's band or one I'm already pretty familiar with, I usually try to find something I like on bandcamp.
I remember I found 3 bands in 2020 - Fresh, Bad Pollyanna and Night Flowers. All three were completely random bands that I just thought sounded okay. I ended up loving all three.