Unique Undiscovered tUnes
If you're looking for underground indie artists who sound great and different, you've found your ally!
Saturday, July 31, 2021
This Is How Great Aaron Espe Is
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Christmas Series #6: Jillian Edwards
With the tumultuous beginning to this year, and with my birthday right around the corner...I bring some good cheer. This singer is one of Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter-inlaws and she's just..what we need.
Friday, December 25, 2020
Christmas Series #5: Stephen Day
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Christmas Series #4: Maggie Chapman
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Christmas Series #3: William Fitzsimmons
If that doesn't hype you up to listen to some sad/amazing songs...I'm not sure what will.
Definitely of the mellow genre, Fitzsimmons writes incredibly raw. He's so good I put him in my top three artists of all time. So give him a listen, quick.
His Christmas EP is a mix of covers and originals that you need to put in your earholes. Also quick. My favorite song from the EP is "Will Christmas Come for Me (O Child of God)" and I hope it brings you as much joy as it brings me every year I open it back up.
As a dear friend said, "I love how musically it is with minimal instrumentation..." I'm telling you and so is my friend, listen to him. He won't ever disappoint and his newest album comes out in the new year. 2021 does have a lot of pressure on it, but this will certainly help alleviate the pressure.
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Christmas Series #2: Ivan & Alyosha
Somewhat of a throwback...re-uploading this with fixed links, and of course...it's CHRISTMAS TIME.
|They are just smooth! via|
They are absolute pro's at what they do and I find it unimaginable that they don't have a bigger following.
They have quite a neat sound as noted already and it includes some amazing harmonies to great folk-rock guitars and drum beats. The vocalist is very prominent and can be heard easily over the instruments, but all in a way that smooths over nicely.
I really hope you can go support this great group of indie goodness. They know what they're trying to play and they play it impeccably.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Christmas Series #1: Andrew Belle
It's that "time of year again" and...this year, I wanted to share how much I love Christmas music. Please follow this blog closely as you never know what's gonna' show up on Tuesdays, Sundays, Fridays, Thursdays, Mondays, and other days too. Or don't.
This guy..well, honestly.. I don't wanna' say toomuch about him. Just go check him out.
Very much a singer/songwriter kinda' guy, but...what a voice. What a TALENT(s). He rules. This is the first song I heard from him, "In My Veins," but...it's Christmas. It's time to reveal one of my top FIVE Christmas songs of all time.
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is a song that seems like everybody has done. I have about 14 versions in my library. You know what though? This is the only one you need.
He adds another layer of meaning to this song. He adds melancholy, yes, but..it's deeper. It seems to be riddled with hope, even if this year has been so tough for so many. Notice the slight/massive lyric change towards the end and tell me that doesn't inspire.
UPDATE: He now has three total Christmas songs. Including two originals... "Whatever Happened to Christmas" is brand new, and this one from four years ago, "Back for Christmas..."SO good.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Heard of Brady Alan? Tell Your Friends and Your Mom!
This guy. Oh, what can you say? When you're proud to call him a friend, and he's just dropped a full-length album?
Not convincing yet? Let me try again. This guy. He records, mixes, produces, and writes all of his own material. Sometimes even in that order!! Well, maybe not exactly. But still shreds on multi-different-instrumentations. He just knows how to do shtuff!
Let's see here. Some of his songs might cause you to think of John Mayer (a major influence to Brady), or a different singer-songwriter that's in that vast (confusing) category. While other genius work might encourage you to think of bands like Two Door Cinema Club or Vampire Weekend. And maybe Electropop, and bedroom pop too? Or just simply, "Pop," whatever that is today.
Honestly, if you're trying to categorize this man and put him in a box, pick someone else to hit play on. He's got funny songs, fun songs, cool songs, chill songs, quiet acoustic songs, loud electric songs, happy songs, and (my favorite) sad songs.
Brady Alan you say? Yes, I say. Go give this dude a listen. He lives in Nashville with a host of people, but sure stands out (and shines) among 'em. His newest work is my favorite, and you can hear the effort and passion in it. Have fun, and keep listening!
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Are You Down Like Silver?
Back at it. Please, people, join in me supporting some more tunes that need to be heard by the masses!
Found this duo a long time ago, and... I can't believe I haven't told this blog or hardly anyone about them! Have you heard of Peter Bradley Adams? What about Caitlin Canty? Well, if you have then you'll know you'll like these two. And if you haven't, join me. The water's fine.
This is one of those chill duos, that you can listen to anywhere. Maybe to wind down at the end of the day, or maybe when going on a long night drive.
Maybe a little of that Novel Ideas sound, or Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors (Nashville country?), but his more chilled library. I can't get enough of them and hope you can't either.
Good news? They released a new song earlier this wild year, so give it a listen! "Against the Night" quite honestly nails their sound pretty well, but seek out all their music, it's worth it.
Monday, April 2, 2018
The NOT Fickle Friends
I wish so much right now so I better skip all that let you know, you're missing out if you haven't jammed to this British-pop group yet!
The first song I heard was "Swim" and I was hooked. They're catchy, groovy, and everything you need in a good electronic pop group.
They're new album just dropped and it's all great. Please check this group out, and start swimming or dancing!
Saturday, August 15, 2015
I Nodaway to Music! Chris Jobe
Maybe I'm just in a Summer mood, but it's a good mood, overall. Great music to be had, that is for sure. Especially when it comes to these guys known as Nodaway!
If you like Walk the Moon (WtM), you've found the band that needs to tour with them....a few months ago. When I read that it was for "fans of WtM" I was extremely skeptical, trust me. I enjoy WtM and think they can't be copied in the least, but Nodaway has hunted that unique sound and made it GREAT, again.
Just listen to "Lonely" and tell me it's not got that fun sound that is toomuch happy, in the best way. Please go 'LIKE' these folks called Nodaway and pay attention! They're liable to release some new amazingness that you may miss!
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Feeling Fialta & It's Good!
|Chill and poppy, these guys know how to!|
I think, this band is so great it'd be neat if you could go support their debut album on Bandcamp! Pay close attention to "Fiesta, My Love" as it has that summer catchiness and the sweet melodies that will be sure to make you sway.
So, go get your suit on, don't forget sunscreen, and support this talented Fialta group! I'm stoked because they're recording new music, and it'll be out "soon!"
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Great Scott (Harter)
|New Nashville Sound and great at it!|
Scott Harter has that sound if you're looking for catchiness and alternative poppiness. But it's not the same ol' same ol' lyrics either. They're simple, and sometimes that makes an artist stand out..especially if they're honest and real.
There might be just a li'l of some Nashville "twang," so it might appear like country at times..but not to worry if you're not into that genre! His musical influences include Garth Brooks, so it does make some sense! Haha.. Just go and support OK? Solid stuff..!
Sunday, May 17, 2015
With Wind in Sails You'll Go Far
|It's that softer sound, with a folk-acoustic touch|
He is all about being genuine and real in his lyrics, and of course.. I love that. It's a softer folk-acoustic-rock sound that is just hit perfectly.
Look for the song "Heart to Focus" as the lyrics make quite a lot of sense and speak such wisdom, particularly in today's messed up society. Please go and 'Like' his facebook page and I'm sure he'll appreciate it.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
It's Just About a Young Summer
And so, it was time for more. More classiness. More beauty on the inside and out. More fantastic earcandy! So yes, Young Summer is sweet.
While named Bobbie Allen, Young Summer is quite the moniker for this kind of pure magic. If you're looking for that indie/pop/electronic sound, but are tired of hearing guys work at it..you have found the perfect woman. (Yes, women win, often. This one is no exception. Appropriate that i'm posting on Mother's Day? More of a fact that women just keep winning? My mom wins all the time.)
Singing with that real and raw emotion that i can't seem to get enough of, one can certainly feel it in every word sung. Something about the, realness, just resonates and hits me right in the heart. i Hope it does the same for you.
In talking about how she's on the rise and building a stronger fan base, Coachella in California certainly helped! Nono, she should have been on the lineup for Coachella, but she did support Odesza in a few songs! and that was a flawless performance that maybe (hopefully) made Zyra a little concerned?... Anyway, please, go to Young Summer's page and he'p her out! She's close to 10,000, but that's not near enough. Being on the radio more is a necessity and so many people are missing out!
Saturday, May 2, 2015
i Wouldn't Mind Having These (The) Inlaws!
|Lookin' all right!!|
If not, there's a young lady named Jillian Edwards. WHo married one of those sons (Will)! And, Caleb and Will and Jillian are in a band!! Yes, indeed. The news is that good.
Well, i thought it was time for a nice chill duo sound again, so there you have it. The Inlaws have quite the chill, folksy, and perfect sound. Please check 'em out and enjoy.
Personally, i like their song "Future" the best, but maybe that's because that's the first one i heard? They're all great though, please the support EP! And let's keep hoping for more tunes from such a great li'l group!
Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Blue of Colors (is the Best Color)
|Pensive rocking out is what he do's! via|
While using some sort of auto-tune, and slamming guitars and drums, it is the fantastic combination of it all that makes it work so flawlessly. i Get into fun lyrics like his because, it simply makes me smile. Just check out his song "Jenn's Song" and you'll see what i mean..(and maybe i relate to it too, soo, who cares!?)
Head over to the Blue of Colors facebook page and be sure and click that 'LIKE' button. Quite sure it is appreciated, and check out this guy's stellar project!
Monday, April 20, 2015
Sun Rai Requires Sunglasses, in a Good Way
|Jazzy Talent via|
Some jazz, some pop, some indie.. = All great! And did i mention he's from Australia? Pretty nifty, indeed.
i'm trying to get more international music in my library, so if you know of somebody, please submit away here! And Sun Rai? Yes, go follow and support away! He's got quite the deal on his new EP "April Skies."
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Silver Trees in a Perfect Forest
|Acoustic folk pop = straight killing it via|
He's definitely got some pop/folk-ish sounds, but they're flawless. It frustrates me that i've taken this long to post him on here, but now that Silver Trees has a place on this here li'l blog, i'm glad.
As you probably can see from the facebook page, he needs some serious 'LIKES!!' Please, please help and support such talent. Here's to hoping for that full-length album sometime "soon!"
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Hubbub of Rocketboys!
|Rock on with some Rocketboys! via|
This band live sounds a whole lot like their recorded selves, and that is something to be treasured today. While it may be a little harder than some of the bands that i've posted on here, give these guys a listen too!
The Rocketboys' (formerly known as Homer Hiccolm & the Rocketboys) Facebook profile deserves some attention for sure, so please go help 'em out! i Know they'd appreciate it. And, rock a little with some good music!