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20 More Musicians To Follow On Twitter

September 1, 2009  |  11:25am
20 More Musicians To Follow On Twitter
Since last we scanned the Twitterverse for our favorite musicians, Trent Reznor has given up the Twitter ghost, but plenty of other musicians have begun updating in his place. These are just some of my favorites.

1. Camera Obscura - camera_obscura_
This Scottish band has released one of my favorite albums this year.
Best recent tweet:
Just been to collect my bike. Sometimes, cycling in Glasgow is a lot like the escape scene at the start of Raiders of the Lost Ark. K
Runner-up: Amsterdam to glasgow. 90 mins spent in full view of a filthy urchin feasting gleefully on the contents of his own nose. K

2. Ben Folds - benjaminfolds
A prolific photographer, Folds shares his journey mostly through Twitpics.
Best recent tweet:
http://twitpic.com/fybt0 - buddha meditating on setlist for sydney opera house tonight.
Runner-up: thinking of making last sydney show (sept 6) all request... will ponder format. free for all shouting requests? maybe picking out of a hat

3. Ted Leo - tedleo
Saw him live for the first time this year. He rocks like they used to.
Best recent tweet: 
Yes! // RT @katedohe: Let's see if the tweet request works...can you play "Timorous Me" tonight at Street Scene?
Runner-up: Follow Friday: follow @teddleo because whoever it is funny in his/her own right, but understand that it's someone parodying me, not "me."

4. Yo La Tengo - TheRealYLT
The Yo La Twitter went live in July. Baseball fan and former rock journalist, Ira Kaplan keeps it interesting.
Best recent tweet:
ok, try this: Yo La Tengo face the ABC News Inquisition. Dan Harris > Baba Wawa. http://tinyurl.com/nkwppe Makes me wish i was playing music like that again.
Runner-up: No, seriously, it's really us, and it's on.

5. The Low Anthem - thelowanthem
Brand new to Twitter, this Paste-favorite trio has started mostly with informational updates.
Best recent tweet:
heading to Europe for a MONTH on Wednesday! First up: 3 Irish shows - 2 in Dublin w/Ray Lamontagne G aiety Theatre+ Electric Picnic. JOY.

6. Counting Crows - countingcrows
Very personal feed from lead singer Adam Duritz
Best recent tweet:
Gotta be one of the best nights of my life. Back home in New York City with The Traveling Circus playing for all my friends. I live for this
Runner-up: I felt like we absolutely rocked the house but I couldn't get to the high notes on Anna Begins or Why Should You Come. Fuck fuck fuck fuck

7. Coconut Records - CoconutRecords
If you weren't aware, Jason Schwartzman has a music side-project. And it's good.
Best recent tweet:
Davy, Coconut Records RT @PasteMagazine: Vote for your favorite album of the decade. Type "Artist, Album" followed by #pastealbumofthe00s
[How could we not pick that one?]

8. Cary Brothers - carybrothers
If I hadn't followed this Hotel Cafe regular, I would've never heard the Haliburton song.
Best recent tweet:
Before they non-competitively took your tax money, haliburton once had a jingle... surreal... http://bit.ly/uA1T
Runner-up: landed in holland, turned on the tv, saw this guy, and realized that i found my new look for 2010... http://ping.fm/8OnPz

9. Son Volt - sonvoltmusic
Not one to keep things under 140 words, Jay Farrar's Tweets are mostly links to longer blog posts.
Best recent tweet:
New Blog Post: Diego - Despite the weird yacht club vibe, last nights show was pretty fun.  I was all for bringing ... http://ow.ly/15HXeY

10. Billy Corgan - Billy
He's been on Twitter long enough to have the handle "Billy." And his Tweets are almost solely of a spiritual-platitudes nature.
Best recent tweet: 
I always feel closest to God in the early morning light. God/Love in its highest form is still, harmonious + patient.

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