Happy Friday, everyone! Welcome to a special edition of The Fredhead Weekend 10. I actually like to think that *every* edition of my Weekend 10 is special, but this one is extra extra special because I’ve handpicked 10 of my favorite unsigned artists and chosen an amazing song from each one.
I make no secret about my passion for helping to expose the talent of all artists, but I have a specific soft spot for those bands and artists that are creating their beautiful art without the aid of a label of any sort. These men and women are the *true* artists out there; mostly likely working in a day job that they probably hate, while putting a good portion of the money they make back into creating beautiful music for the rest of us to enjoy.
Since beginning Fred Hystere, I’ve had the opportunity to meet several of the artists I write about and, what strikes me the most, is how appreciative they are of the time and effort that I put in to writing about each and every one of them. And, while I’m always extremely thankful for the wonderful compliments they all give me, I have to say that what I do on this site doesn’t begin to hold a candle to the creativity that these bands and artists put into their music every day.
That said, I *do* put a fuckload of effort into every word that’s written on this site and I’m glad to hear that my passion for the music I write about is as evident as it seems to be. I’m truly having a blast with the journey that Fred Hystere (.com) is taking me on, and I owe much of that to unsigned artists such as these 10, who continue to inspire the words I write about them and continue to inspire me on a daily basis.
To my knowledge, all of the artists below are currently not being supported by a record label. Many of these songs are available as a free download, but I urge you to purchase the ones that aren’t and then put all 10 songs on while you entertain friends, clean your house, workout, fuck, etc..
Ok, enough from me…on to the music!
Without further ado, I give you 10 of my favorite unsigned bands and artists (in no particular order) including:
Mean Lady: http://meanlady.bandcamp.com/
Ernest Blackwell: http://ernestblackwell.bandcamp.com/
Villa Cola: http://villacola.bandcamp.com/
Let Em Riot: http://letemriot.com/
Frédérick Riche: http://frederickriche.bandcamp.com/
I am Harlequin: http://www.iamharlequin.com/
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you all next week!