I have been super busy lately and I wanted to get you all my favorite songs from the SXSW 2011 torrent before the music part of SXSW starts tomorrow. So here’s L-N artists to check out at SXSW 2011 and later today I will bring you P-R artists.
First we got League510 who have an electronic pop hop sound that’s more on the pop/R&B side of things. The song is pretty good, the rapping is solid, the female vocals are alright, overall everything added up makes this a good song. If it’s any consolation, I love the diversity in the artists they like on facebook with Oatkast, Passion Pit and Ghostland Observatory.
League510 – Last Shot
The Limousines are electro-pop from the Bay area like League510 (woops forgot to mention that above). However their sound is interesting and I only see this group getting better since their release of their debut album last Summer.
The Limousines – Internet Killed The Video Star
UK indie rock quartet Little Comets are so catchy in “Joanna”. It reminds me of alternative rock Maroon 5 with Kings of Leon vocals.
Little Comets – Joanna
Makeshift Prodigy is kind of emo rock and remind me of Dashboard Confessional, Motion City Soundtrack and Third Eye Blind.
Makeshift Prodigy – Alive
Matt Shadetek is like futuristic reggae with club hip-hop mixed together. Hard to explain the diversity that evolves through the song but I like it and want more.
Matt Shadetek – Dem Nuh Like It
Mean Jeans sound so F’ing similar to The Ramones and I love it because The Ramones were the most awesome anti-conformist rebels out there in my opinion. “Steve Don’t Party No More” is less than 2 minutes, perfect length to not find anything I dislike about the band.
Mean Jeans – Steve Don’t Party No More
Mega Ran and K-Murdock have chill hip-hop over some old school video game sounding beats. However, unlike a ton of hip-hop instrumentals with video-game beat influences, this song has a dreamy, kick it with your friends feel.
Mega Ran and K-Murdock – Dream Master
With the drum-kit beat and overall catchy instrumentals combined with awesome flow from Moe Green, makes “Search Party” pretty darn close to a 5-star on my iTunes. Moe Green is a must watch artist!
Moe Green – Search Party
More Or Les is a Canadian rapper who reminds me of Del Tha Funky Homosapian and Jurassic 5. He’s a underground rapper to watch out for as I love the rapping he does over his song “Nice Guys Are Coming To Get You”.
More Or Les – Nice Guys Are Coming To Get You
Award for most interesting “how does he do that” vocals goes to front man, Tiger, from Kentucky alternative rock band Morning Teleportation. Love the instrumentals, intrigued by the unusual vocals, and really like how the song builds up.
Morning Teleportation – Expanding Anyway
Lastly here’s a song from a band we blogged about last year, The Niceguys, a rap/rock band from Houston. Even though I love hip-hop bands, I haven’t enjoyed all Niceguys songs but “Die Later” is really interesting.
The Niceguys – Die Later