The college radio stations, NeoGAF's album of the year thread, music blogs. I used to just hear the stuff on the radio and.go with that stuff until all the radio stations turned into all pop and top hits stations. Even our alternative rock station is playing lorde 24/7 now. Also in late high school and then early college, I would JUAT ait around with friends and listen to mistakes, demos and etc with friends at their places or just chill in the car after work. About 6 or 7 years ago is where I heard the arctic.mokeys first album just hanging out with my friends.listening to their new music with them.
Now a bunch of my old friends have moved, i am busy with full time job as well as the new music I do go and seek out tends to be way off the radar of my current group of friends