New Music Genres (Or music genres you only have heard of today)

@inkyuboz (1288)
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
May 22, 2011 4:22pm CST
Right now, I'm listening to two particular genres of music: Math Rock and Shoegaze. Math Rock is, simply put, rock music with dissonant chords/melodies. The key signatures math rock bands use for their songs are usually played on weird key signatures or played loudly and softly alternately. Sad to say, not many people would love math rock bands because they would shrug it off as rock music for "math geeks" which is simply not the case. Shoegaze on the other hand derives its name from the fact that the band members "gaze" on their shoes as they play their instruments. I am not kidding! The music can be described as loud instrumentation coupled with soft vocals. I don't know if it's a popular music genre or not though. Maybe everyone else heard of it and I've been living under a rock all this time. Care to share music genres that you've only heard of recently?
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• Calgary, Alberta
24 May 11
Symphonic Metal, Its metal with orchestral and gothic properties, This genre uses theathrical vocals and its really awesome. I discovered it last year, I think Within temptations is my best example for this genre. There is also electro acoustic, Its acoustic music using electric guitar (yes the guitar known for rock music) Vocal techno-Its techno using real vocals instead of stupid auto tune.
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• United States
23 May 11
I've never heard of math rock before. I was going to say dubstep, which is just kinda like techno with a heavy bass.
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