Tuba player in need of a guitarist? Violinist in need of a drummer? Soundslates is a new site that helps aspiring musicians collaborate, no matter where they live.
Many, many years ago, back when there was such a thing as a Classifieds page, This American Life’s Starlee Kine wondered if she could bring together musicians advertising their services to form what she called a one-day band. (Spoiler: They put together a kind of awesome rendition of “Rocket Man.”) The Classifieds section may be a relic of the past, but lonely musical hearts are not. That, at least, is the theory behind Soundslates, a website that launched in beta on New Year’s Day. Soundslates is some amalgamation of a social network and jobs board, and it hopes to bring musical soulmates together across the boundaries of space.