Last.fm Launches New Music Discovery Tool

Posted December 14

A couple of weeks after launching its Spotify app for better music discovery, Last.fm is out Wednesday with an HTML5 in-browser app (which works best with Internet Explorer 9) to help users wade through vast quantities of indie music to find their new favorite bands.

Last.fm Discover is a pretty simple little web app — courtesy of Last.fm and Microsoft — rendered as a pleasing countryside (props to design studio Somethin’ Else for that) replete with musical tags. Users can either click around those tags or search for specific genres and bands. Users will be able to listen to tunes with unlimited skips and listens, as well as create mixtapes that they can share with their various social networks.

We have yet to really be able to test out the service — a combination of their growing pains and our very slow Internet connection — but we’ll update this post when we have a chance to dig our talons in.

In the meantime, let us know: Would you use an app like this to find new music?

By Brenna Ehrlich

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