Another batch of mikeshinoda.com Featured Artists! To submit your own, or vote on favorites, go to http://mikeshinoda.uservoice.com/pages/general
There’s something special in the raw sound of The Randals. I hope they don’t lose that. A lot of bands with a cool sound (like theirs) will, given more studio options and a bigger budget, start to make their stuff sound “more polished”–but it can be a detriment to the songs. I think they sound great.
I don’t normally put much stuff up that sounds like Doug Kwartler, but this guy is worth the exception. Check out “Strong” or “Simple Life.” Pretty cool.
OutsideR(RnR) is a rapper (or group?) from Kazakhstan. I don’t know what he’s saying, but there’s something good going on with the vocals and music. Besides, he’s got Jamie Oliver next to Dr. Dre in his MySpace friends list, so you have to love it.