The SoundMarket is a creative advisory service and a destination for discovering off-beat often forgotten music. SoundMarket represents a subversive throng of musically inspired nushnicks who's collective raison d'etre (french) is the unearthing of interesting songs.

The aim is to spotlight music that is overlooked or forgotten. The selections are not algorithmic and tastes may vary but be assured that the songs that make this list have something going that sets them apart, and are worthy of any adventurous ear's consideration.
At some point the plan is to categorize the music but currently the songs are strewn "without shore or lighthouse" (Kant). Hope you find something you like, and tell us your own current favorites and we will post your suggestions on the Listener's Post

About SoundMarket, Music Advisory Services

With a focus on the offbeat, The Sound Market is a resource for unearthing overlooked music. The aim is to grab your ear with songs that spark a gut reaction, positively marking the moment, injecting the underlying message with a resonant musical pulse. If you like the music, you will relate to the message. Whether for advertising, television, film, or any creative in need of a insightful musical perspective, the SoundMarket is a smart choice for innovative song ideas. We are available for music research and advisory. Thanks.

The SOMA Search-Party Playlist
Rhiannon Giddens - Pretty Little Girl With a Blue Dress On
Jack White & Chris Thile - Carolina Drama
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street
Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros - Bhindi Bhaggee
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate Lady
Thanks To Gravity - Bobsled
The Delights - Maybe
Mark Knopfler - Romeo & Juliet
The Pogues - Tuesday Morning
Patty Griffin - Heavenly Day
LP - Lost On You
Nanci Griffith - Troubled Fields
Graham Parker - Hotel Chambermaid
Kate Rusby - High On A Hill
Peter Tosh - Mystic Man
Suzanne Vega - Knight Moves
Middle Kids - Your Love
Peter Tosh - Buckinham Palace
Emmylou Harris - Brand New Dance
Hamilton Cast - Room Where It Happens
Punch Brothers - Rye Whiskey
Amy Allison - Her Hair Was Red
Chess -American Cast : Someone Else's Story / Anthem
Paul Simon & Cape Man Cast - Quality
Hair Cast - Flesh Failures / Let the Sunshine In
Elvis Costello - She
Delvis O'Halloran - Courtin in the Kitchen
Los Lobos - High Places
Das Racist - Girl
Alex Newell & DJ Cassidy (feature Nile Rodgers_) - Kill the Lights
Ray LaMontagne - Repo Man
Donavan -Catch The Wind
Kevin Hume - Primrose Hill
Bruce Springsteen / Tom Morello - Ghost of Tom Joad
Stereo MC's - Connected
Arrested Development - U
Talking Heads -The Great Curve
Jerry Harrison - Man With a Gun
Kiran Ahluwalia - Jhanjra
Sun 60 - Water 3x
Sun 60 - Kiss the Train
Arcade Fire - Normal Person
Fishbone - Nasty Man
Brand New Heavies - Boogie
Pigbag - Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag
Buddy Guy - Hard Time Killing Floor
Bonzo Dog Band - The Intro and the Outro
Lindsey Buckingham - Love Runs Deeper
Patti Scialfa - Loves Glory
Fleetwood Mac - Rattlesnake Shake
Fleetwood Mac - Tell Me All The Things You Do
Dan Bern - Tiger Woods
Levon Helm Band - Aint That Good News
Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Complainte Pour Ste Catherine
Patrick William - Threshold
Citizen Cope - Brother Lee
Mark Knopfler - Going Home / Theme From Local Hero
Patty Loveless- Blame it on Your Heart
Herbie Hancock / Innocence Project- Exodus
Herbie Hancock / Innocence Project feat. Juanes - La Tierra
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Noonward Race
Holly Near - Water Come Down (Live Version)
Martin Mull - Eggs
Martin Mull - Miami
Jenny Lewis - Carpet Bagger
The Jayhawks - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Morcheeba - Trigger Hippy
Logistics - Crystal Skies
Logistics - Feels So Good
Mighty Sparrow - Grenada
MC 900 Foot Jesus - Killer Inside Me
MC 900 Foot Jesus - The City Sleeps
Patti Smith - Gloria
Patti Smith - Free Money
Smithereens - Behind the Wall of Sleep
Parsonsfield - The Power of Love
Parsonsfield - Anita, Your Lovin
Rosario - Cuentame
Steve Earle - Galway Girl
Langhorne Slim - The Way We Move
Tina Charles - I Love to Love
Chess Ensemble - Someone Else's Story
Toots & the Maytals - Sweet and Dandy
Richie Havens - Wild Nights
Soul Coughing - The Bug
St. Etienne - Like a Motorway (Dust Brothers Chekov Warp Dub)
Michael Feinstein - Blame It On My Youth
Susannah Hoffs - Different Drum
John Doe - A Matter of Degrees
Cowboy Junkies - Angel Mine
The Pretenders - I'll Stand By You
SideStepper - Maine
Amy Allison - Every Day Is Like Sunday
Sugar - If I Can't Change Your Mind
Inspiral Carpets - Caravan
Bonnie Raitt - Love Has No Pride
Emmylou Harris - Boulder to Birmingham
Dan Hicks and the HotLicks - Evenin Breeze
Gang Starr - Code of the Streets
Victoria Williams - Century Plant
Victoria Williams - Get Away
Gary Clark Jr. - When My Train Pulls In
Punch Brothers - The Auld Triangle
The Mavericks - In My Dreams
Rachel Sweet - Who Does Lisa Like
Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
Stevie Wonder - Super Woman
Bix Beiderbebecke - Blue River
Kevin Hume - Something That was Taught to Me
Steppenwolf - America
Nancy LaMott - You Are Not Alone - Not While I'm Around

About SoundMarket

With a focus on the offbeat, The Sound Market is a resource for unearthing overlooked music. The aim is to grab your ear with songs that spark a gut reaction, positively marking the moment, injecting the underlying message with a resonant musical pulse. If you like the music, you will relate to the message. The aim is to cast a wide net, seeking imaginative, out of the way solutions that work within the parameters of the project. The searches are broad, yet sensitive to the tone and thrust of the project. Whether for advertising, television, film, or any creative endeavor requiring innovative and propulsive musical ideas the SoundMarket is a smart choice for innovative song alternatives. We are available for research and consultation. Thanks.