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.