I'm sure there's been a thread on this before - basically he listens to the songs on the MySpaces of various bands he keeps hearing about. The most recent installment is oddly DiS-friendly, but he doesn't seem to be overly keen on much of it.
Battles - Former members of Helmet and Don Caballero join Anthony Braxton's son to play experimental rock music with guitars, electronics and a vocal effect that makes it sound like their singer is six years old. Some of it is tight, strong stuff with hypnotic guitar interplay and/or gamelan-style electronic tones, but other songs just sound like they're fucking around trying to make each other laugh. Plus, whenever the pitch-manipulated vocals show up, it's impossible to take seriously.
Future Of The Left - Welsh band with a Roland Juno-60 keyboard, distorted bass, heavy chord-focused guitar and singer who seems pretty fond of himself. I'm told two of these people used to be in McLusky, but I don't remember McLusky sucking like this. This is just attitude-driven shit music.
Johnny Foreigner - Imagine a sub-Superchunk '90s indie rock band led by a whiny Robert Smith soundalike and tone-deaf girl. Now imagine the Pixies with more distortion, fewer hooks and even more annoying vocals. The energy is punky, but the distorted guitarwork is too loose and messy to be punk rock. Dump the "Johnny" though and you've got some ASS-KICKIN' GOING ON!!!!
The man's a warped genius.