By Michelle Embleton | July 13th, 2011
After a week hiatus and a few technical glitches, Fresh Meat is back in business. For a while now, I have been wanting to dedicate an entire round-up to a few wonderful international artists. It’s truly amazing how many talented submissions we receive from places near and far, and though I’ve featured international artists previously, I thought it would be fun to devote an entire playlist to these particular bands.
Make sure to pay close attention to the various techniques, vocals, and instruments heard in all of the songs featured this week. Whenever I hear an artist that is not from the U.S., I like to figure out what the key differences are that distinguish them. Whether it is the way a particular note sounds when it’s being sung, an instrument used that may not be commonly heard, or simply the genre frequently heard from one particular geographic location, there are both subtle and evident differences.
Enjoy these awesome tunes from all over the world, and if you’re reading this from somewhere overseas, be sure to check out additional information on the featured artists to see if they’re playing near you!