After four weeks and nearly 500 submissions, Salon.com’s Song Search
contest has uncovered the ten best songs you’ve never heard!
Spanning everything from high-energy punk rockers and psychedelic
ballads to electronica-tinged pop and vintage-sounding soul, a panel
of the internet’s most influential and insightful music bloggers —
Simon Reynolds, Brooklyn Vegan, Blair from Music for Robots,
ultragrrrl, Largehearted Boy and Tofu Hut — have selected ten tracks
from unsigned, unsung bands as deserving of the chance to battle for
the right to move on to the second round and compete for the grand
prize of $5000.
We’ll be announcing two new songs each Monday: The voting starts
today with Colorform’s lovely and ethereal “Green and White Stripes”
squaring off against the hazy melodic splendor of “Motorbike” by the
Caterpillars. Let’s see pop democracy in action — download, listen,
and vote for your next favorite song!
To vote, go to:
No time soon will I be taking seriously the writing or seeking the opinons of people that decide to present themselves as “Brooklyn Vegan,” “Largehearted Boy,” or “Tofu Hut.” I know they’ve been around for a while. I know they’re “influential” and the hot wet targets of the publicity puppets. It’s the principle of presentation that I’m concerned with, not research.