Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Unsigned Bands – Odd Socks / Solice

By Chris McGinty (According To Whim.com)

I’d like to step away from the mainstream for a bit today. When I decided to start devoting Tuesday on the blog to music, my intention was to make the content as unique as possible. There are plenty of people out there with plenty of opinions about music. The best way I could figure to have unique content was to seek out mostly unheard music and discuss it. I will soon start contacting my friends who local bands, but I have started by looking around on the internet.

I wish I had some information about Odd Socks. I’ll have to try to get an interview. What I know is that I found him on Sound Cloud, and really enjoy his work. At the time of this writing, there are eight tracks available for download. Also note that there seem to be other bands out there with the same name. This seems to happen a lot in an era where everyone has home recording capability.

Odd Socks Sound Cloud Page

You can also listen to his music on You Tube

Odd Socks – Fights

Odd Socks – The Opposites

Odd Socks – State of Mind

Odd Socks – Holce Street

This next group, Solice, I just found today while looking through the Kickstarter website. They’re running a project to get their album recorded. They’re only 19% funded with 11 days to go, but here’s a little secret if you promise not to tell anyone. Most Kickstarter projects are doing worse than that. You only hear about the lottery winners.

Anyway, I was interested to see if they were any good. I liked what I heard, so I decided to write about them. They are from Arlington, Texas, so it counts as me supporting the local scene too.

Solice Kickstarter Page

The only music I could find of theirs is live videos, so the sound isn’t the greatest. It’ll give you an idea of what they sound like though. What I’ll say is that I wish I had the money to pledge, because I think their music will sound great when recorded in studio.

Solice – Do You See It Now?

Solice – Sweet Escape

Solice – Break Free

Solice - Paralyzed

Solice – The Mask

That’s it for today. I’ll keep looking around for more good bands that are in the unsigned phase of their journey. Meanwhile, Nathan and I are still running our board game project on Kickstarter (funny how that didn’t change since yesterday), so if you haven’t looked at it yet, take a look at it. Rise of the Rockstar.

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