One of the most intriguing music discovery tools on the web “We Are Hunted,” just came out with a new iPad app for uncovering music.
The site allows you to surf through online, listenable music charts of up-and-coming acts to build your own charts that you can share with friends and other music lovers.
According to a Mashable report, the site also has a “Discover” tool that helps you find new music based on what you like and dislike on the site. (We Are Hunted also recently released an iPhone app called Pocket Hipster, which uses The Echo Nest’s API to comb through your musical library and suggest new tunes.)
The iPad app [iTunes link] is much simpler than We Are Hunted’s other iterations, and less up and coming in its offerings. “It is a universal music discovery app for all types of music, not just the indie stuff wearehunted.com covers,” says founder Stephen Phillips. “The app is not the official We Are Hunted app, but rather an attempt to take the slick visual grid feel of We Are Hunted to a more mainstream audience.”
Once firing up the app, you can browse music via two sliding scales: one that allows you choose what genre you want, and one that lets you pick style (high energy, ’90s music, slow tempo, etc.). You can also search for specific artists.
Once you select your genre/style, you’ll be presented with a grid of album covers that allow you to listen to 30- or 60-second samples of songs (thanks to a partnership with 7Digital) and from there get more info about the band, “play more like this” (thanks to The Echo Nest‘s API), buy the song, favorite it and share it on Facebook and Twitter.
“We think the app is useful as a discovery tool even with samples,” Phillips says of the time constraints on songs. “It was designed to be something you could dive into quickly when you need inspiration, rather than act as your principal music player.”
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