Tag Archives: alternative

Ellie Goulding Alt-J Cover (Song of the week!)

28 May

This past issue we featured a blogger who talked about her experience taking her young son to an Alt-J show in New York City. Ever since featuring the article, I have been OBSESSED with Alt-J. Literally it’s just been on repeat.

An interesting choice for Ellie Goulding to cover but it is down right sexy. The sax breakdown mid song has landed this our song of the week. Image

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We know you know… where the music is!

14 May

We love stories that start off, “So I found this band…”

We want to know how you discover music! Through a blog? On the radio? Your super hipster musician neighbor you happen to catch in the elevator every so often? 

We love opener bands at shows. They’re similar enough to the band you’re there to see but just different enough to catch your attention. (Plus, they’re usually the life of the party!) One time we found ourselves sitting behind the merch table with a band we didn’t even know. Everybody thought we were the girlfriends. Super entertaining and they were a really awesome band! 

What’s your unusual music discovery story?!

Underground… good? Absolutely!

10 Feb

The other day we saw a retweet of this:

“Underground is underground because it sucks.”iheartindiemusic

Obviously, they are not a subscriber to Unsung Mag. I’m guessing their thinking is that if a band were good then they would be popular. Hmm, seems logical. And very narrow minded.

I think as co-owners and best friends, Kamryn and I have this unbreakable bond with underground music. We say it all the time: it’s intimate and close. The musicians care about the fans and the fans worship the musicians. It’s more of a friendship and its fun, and I think for an underground artist with a large(ish) fan base, it’s rewarding.

Underground is underground because it’s under appreciated, not because it sucks. I think we could shoot off a ton of popular musicians who really don’t have any talent. (cough, Nikki Minaj, cough, cough)

We get it, it’s all about perception, but if you go your whole life thinking that undeground music sucks… Well, then, you are missing out! We love this lifestyle and we wouldn’t ever trade it for Hollywood, over-remixed beats.

Keep Rockin’

Kara- Unsung Mag.