Tweeple Magazine Top 15 Underground/Indie/ Unsigned Songs of the Week

July 17, 2009 at 6:57 pm (Tweeple Magazine articles by Jason Chu)

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Here’s a quick review of my criteria when creating this Top songs list:

  • This top 15 list isn’t gonna be based on album sales, itune buys, magazine covers, T.V. shows that you’ve heard their music in, so it’s just gonna be about the music.
  • I’m going to put down unknown, or somewhat known artists whom I think have a killer track and that I think other people should take a listen to. I have very diverse tastes in music, and do music reviews on my own blog site, so I’m only going to pick what I think is great!
  • What I plan to do is put together either myspace/homepage links of the musician/band, so that you can hear the track on the list. If the musician/band has a music video of that song that I can link, even better for you.
  • So, now comes the hardest part. Choosing the artists/songs of the week.

The Process:

So, this article took me parts of two days, to listen to hundreds of songs, evaluate them, narrow down my list, and finalize my picks. Once finalized I had the agonizing task of ranking them from #1 – #15. My final list I’m pretty happy about, however, in the next few weeks I will be scouring Myspace, Youtube, and anywhere else I might mind find more cool and new Underground/Indie/Unsigned musicians and bands.

Enjoy the Tweeple Top 15 Underground/Indie/Unsigned Songs of the Week, be sure to click on the links to hear the songs/tracks! The video links may not be of the song I, but it’s just to give you a visual of the artist/musician. All the tracks listed here in the countdown are found in their Myspace links, which I have provided.

P.S. Next week, I will put up a whole fresh set of songs!

~ Jason

Jason’s Top 15 Underground/Indie/Unsigned Songs of the Week

1. “Nightlife” – An-Ya (Hip Hop/Pop/Dance/Club) ~ Moscow, Russia; Los Angeles, California, U.S.

http://www.myspace.com/anyaofficial

an-ya
An-Ya

2. “I Won’t Let It Die” – Ugly Duckling (Hip Hop) ~ Long Beach, California, U.S.

http://www.myspace.com/uglyduckling

Ugly Duckling
Ugly Duckling

3. “All I See” – Inger Hansen @Ingerhansen (Acoustic/Rock/Pop) ~ Northern Germany/New York, New York, U.S.

http://www.myspace.com/ingerhansen

Inger Hansen
Inger Hansen

4. “Techno Kiss” – Go Control (Pop/Electronica/Indie) ~ Aberdeen/Glenrothes/Brighton, United Kingdom

http://www.myspace.com/gocontrol

Go Control
Go Control
No video that I could find, go to the Myspace link above, and listen to the track.

5. “Big Poppa Club Mix” – Tara Ellis  (Club/Rock/Pop) ~ Los Angeles, California, U.S.

http://www.myspace.com/taraellis

Tara Ellis
Tara Ellis

6. “I’ve Got Some Friends” – Turned Up Missing (Pop/Rock/Retro) ~ Ashland, Oregon, U.S.

http://www.myspace.com/turnedupmissing

Turned Up Missing
Turned Up Missing

7. “Revolution” – Rubberheadbanditz @rhbanditz (Electro/Punk/Pop Funk) ~ Hovedstaden, Denmark

http://www.myspace.com/rubberheadbanditz

Rubberheadbanditz
Rubberheadbanditz

8. “Damage” – Roxy Batz (Hip Hop/Visual/Soul) ~ Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

http://www.myspace.com/roxybatz

Roxy Batz
Roxy Batz

No video that I could find, go to the Myspace link above and listen to her track. P.S. I messaged Roxy, and she replied that she is in the process of getting signed to a record deal. Congratulations Roxy!!

9. “Sunshine” – Mac Charles (Folk Rock/Acoustic/Electroacoustic) ~ Portland, Oregon, U.S.

http://www.myspace.com/macsurl

Mac Charles
Mac Charles

No video that I could find, go to the Myspace link above to hear the track.

10. “COWBOY” – Nikki Britt (Country/Pop/Indie) ~ Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S.

http://www.myspace.com/nikkibrittrri

Nikki Britt
Nikki Britt

11. “Catch Me If You Can” – Matt Pokora @mattpokora (R&B/Pop) ~ Paris/NYC/L.A., France

http://www.myspace.com/mpofficial

Matt Pokora
Matt Pokora

12. “Divinations” – Mastodon (Progressive Metal/Sludge Metal) ~ Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

http://www.myspace.com/mastodon

Mastodon
Mastodon

13. “Change is Coming” – Heiruspecs @heiruspecs (Hip Hop) ~ St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.

http://www.myspace.com/heiruspecs

Heiruspecs
Heiruspecs

14. “Double Standard Man” – Tawny Heath @TawnyHeath (Country/Pop)~ San Diego, California, U.S.

http://www.myspace.com/tawnyheath

Tawny Heath
Tawny Heath

15. “In Your Face” – Henning My Friend (Electro/Thrash/Club) ~ Västra Götalands län, Sweden

http://www.myspace.com/henningmyfriend

Henning My Friend
Henning My Friend

No video that I could find, go to the Myspace link above to hear the track.

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*Final Note: This took me a really long time to do, however, I am happy with the choices and the result. It is a joy to discover new artists that the mainstream may not have heard of, and give them publicity and encouragement.

Sincerely,

Jason Chu

Tweeple Magazine

Celeb/Music Writer

http://www.twitter.com/Chodidees

http://www.myspace.com/chodidee

http://www.youtube.com/Chodidee

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