The world of Twitter can be hard to navigate. We know that you’re already following us @flavorpill, but we decided it would be fun (and possibly helpful) if we rounded up some of our other Twitter favorites in a series we call “The Followables.” In this installment, inspired by The Mountain Goats’ recent appearance on Twitter, we clue you in on 10 indie rockers — the ones whose feeds aren’t obviously controlled by a publicity monkey — whose tweets are music to our ears. Add your suggestions in the comments.
Who: The Mountain Goats
Why: Since the official Mountain Goats roster only consists of one guy, you know you’re getting quality John Darnielle tweets. A published author, prolific blogger, and perhaps the best lyricist in the business, Darnielle certainly has a way with words.
Who: Owen Pallett, the artist formerly known as Final Fantasy
Why: He’s funny, and he has opinions. In the past few months, he’s taken on critic Chris Weingarten (@1000TimesYes) about chillwave and witch house and created our favorite hashtag of all time: #gayinstrumentalpostrock. (The best entry? Explosions in This Guy.)
Who: Amy Klein from Titus Andronicus
Why: Always thoughtful, often funny musings on music, the touring life, gender, and food. What more could you ask for? Amy’s Twitter feed also reminds you to read her Tumblr blog, which is fantastic.
Who: Carl Newman of The New Pornographers, who records solo as A.C. Newman
Why: He’s pithy and smart, writing about everything from culture to politics to hashtag games.
Who: Colin Meloy of The Decemberists
Why: First of all, if you want to follow Decemberists news, it often shows up on Meloy’s feed first. He’s also got a lot to say about music, politics, and bros.
Who: Kristin Hersh
Why: If you’ve read Hersh’s new memoir, Rat Girl — and if you haven’t you, should — then you know her voice: gentle, intelligent, self-deprecating. Her Twitter feed is full of amusing slices of this artist’s life.
Who: Hunx, formerly of Gravy Train!!!!, currently fronting Hunx and His Punx
Why: If you enjoy raunchy, gay-themed humor… well, who doesn’t?
Who: Andrew W.K.
Why: You’re probably already following him, but if you’re not, you’re really missing out on some excellent party tips.
Who: The Vaselines
Why: Their observations from life on the road as adorable as their songs.
Who: Dave Allen, Gang of Four
Why: The Gang of Four bassist is also a music writer with strong opinions, and he’s full of great links.