Every week I get to hear song submissions from many artists, many more than I will ever have time to write about. I always feel bad when I can't get any artist a little bit of exposure through my writing because I know very well how important it is for them to get their music in front of the public.
After all, no matter what I think of their songs personally, the ultimate judge and critic is going to be you, the listener. You cast your "vote" for a band every time you buy, download or stream one of their songs. With that in mind I decided to do a little roundup of some of the new albums, songs, and videos from indie bands that I get to see and/or hear every week.
I am not going to pass any judgement on them here, just make you aware of them so you can listen to them or watch them if you wish and make the whole "trash or treasure" judgement for yourself. If this seems to go over well I think I will try to make it a weekly feature here.
The first song this week is from a band called Black Wire. The band has a definite punk sound and is froom Leeds in Yorkshire, UK. They formed in 2006 and have had quite a bit of success in a short amount of time, having played with other acts like The Kaiser Chiefs. They have a new song on their Myspace player called "See the Blood". If you like their sound you can also download another of their songs titled "Brain Dead".
Lovedrug is a band that I have reveiwed previously and I still like their material a lot. They come from Ohio and have their new song "Casino Clouds" on their Myspace page player for you to hear. The song is from their new EP, Everything Starts. The band is going on tour beginning October 24, so watch for them in your area. Another song that I would reccomend that you listen to while you are on their page is "Blackout". That one is from their first album Pretend You're Alive, which was released in 2004.