The Trabajabas (Ska) - Pittsburgh, PA
The Spanish word “trabajaba” loosely translates to “used to work.” One alternative ska band thought it would be clever to name their band, The Used-to Workers, thus calling themselves, The Trabajabas. The Pittsburgh band really stands out from the small predominantly pop-punk music scene in the area. Their large band and band instruments aren’t hard to spot, and their...
Dreams From Gin (Alternative) - Rochester, NY
With a unique and fitting name, Rochester alternative rock band, Dreams From Gin, has racked up quite the interesting resume. The band opened for Local H, which happened to be guitarist/vocalist Tyson Prince’s childhood rock n’roll band, in Syracuse and opened for Grammy-nominated artist, Chris Trapper in fall 2010. The band was also featured in the PS3 and PC video game, Beat...
We Are Tokyo (Electro-pop) - Bristol, UK
Inspired by the imagery of the late night cityscapes of Tokyo and the way the city just seems to be pushing it’s boundaries, electro-pop duo We Are Tokyo incorporated the city into their name. “(The name) was memorable, flowed well when spoken and looked good written so it was a keeper.” Says the Alex Fox, band vocalist, who also plays numerous instruments for the band,...
The Eversea (Pop-Punk) - Boston, MA
If you sift through the hardcore and pop-punk bands that make up the music in Boston, MA, you’ll find indie rock band, The Eversea. The band came together in October 2010, just over a year ago, and have since released several singles, have been on the radio and are currently working on a 5-song EP which they hope to release in spring. The scene in Boston, again, is filled with all...
A Piece of The Action (Metal) - Los Angeles, CA
In the overwhelming music scene found in the Los Angeles/Hollywood area, you’ll find a band at every corner. A Piece Of The Action is one of those bands. The metal band officially formed in late 2009 after about a year’s worth of jam sessions with different hopefuls. The oversaturated music scene in Los Angeles is where the band spends a lot of their time playing shows and...
Black End Coda (Metalcore) - Downey, CA
The world is a never ending cycle of darkness and death. At least, that’s what Downey, CA metalcore band, Black End Coda believes. This is represented in not only the band’s name, but in the band’s music as well. In Downey, there isn’t much of a metal scene, so the band has taken to playing surrounding areas, such as Southgate, Huntington Park, and Compton. In October...
The Dirty Hearts Club (Indie Rock) - Manchester,...
In January 2011, The Dirty Hearts Club, an indie rock band from Manchester, UK formed from the remains of their previous project, The Dirty Hands. 3 of the remaining members joined up and initially planned to keep the name before they found out it was taken by an already signed band in London. “we stumbled across the idea to call ourselves ‘The Dirty Hearts’ and the...
The Siren's Allure (Trancecore) - Mountain Home,...
In Greek mythology, the sirens were seductresses who lured sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. The Siren’s Allure, a trancecore band from Mountain Home, Arkansas and used these mythical creatures as a metaphor. “It’s mainly about how the world tries to lure all of us in with its deception and deceit.” Says the band....
The Handshake Affair (Rock) - Dessau, DE
German rock band, The Handshake Affair couldn’t be happier with their local music scene. The band came together in early 2007 in Dessau located in eastern Germany. “Dessau is a small city in eastern Germany and we think we’re really lucky to have such an amazing local music scene. There are lots of cool shows taking place all the time.” Says the band. Originally, the...
Life After Liftoff (Pop-Punk) - Dayton, OH
Pop-punk band, Life After Liftoff’s name came to vocalist/guitarist, Lee Weiss in the form of a dream. “I usually keep a notepad by my bed for lyrics and one night the name came to me. I spent the next day figuring out what “Life After Liftoff” was going to be.” Says Weiss. Band bassist and back-up vocalist, Jason Sigritz adds,”Even though Lee originally...
A Tragedy At Hand (Hardcore) - Irving, TX
Hardcore band, A Tragedy At Hand, comes from the small town of Irving, Texas, just outside of Dallas. The band’s name embodies an interesting, yet dark view of life and how many people are forced to live a life of mediocrity. According to the band, the tragedy at hand is the average person being convinced that a normal 9-to-5 job is the best they can do. “People get lost and...
Project T.A.Y.F.A.M.B. (Tell All Your Friends...
joeeffingmayosupersecretblog: Project T.A.Y.F.A.M.B. (Tell All Your Friends About My Blog) This is my music blog, Uncharted Music News. (Link: http://unchartedmusicnews.blogspot.com/) If you’re in an unsigned band, like unsigned/undiscovered talent, or a music blog please read on! If not, don’t. If you are, but don’t like reading so much, just reblog to help me do what I Love to do. Read...
Streets Ahead (Alternative/Indie) - Bedford, NH
In Bedford, NH, you’ll find optimistic alternative indie rock band, Streets Ahead, which came together in October 2010. The band decided on their name because it implies looking forward towards the future and the band likes to keep an optimistic view. Each of the members have different influences from Paramore to Radiohead and Muse to Johnny Foreinger. With such broad influences, the...
Perils Rise (Metalcore) - Dover Plains, NY
Perils Rise is a metalcore band out of the small town of Dover Plains, NY. The band formed in August 2010 and took their name from a Devils Wear Prada song lyric. “We chose the name because it reflected what we were going through with the band at the time. By standard definition, peril is a danger spawned by a specific action. We’ve all taken risks an encountered problems by...
Curses (Post-Hardcore) - Coachella Valley, CA
After several false starts and blunders, post-hardcore band, Curses were fed up and decided their musical ventures were cursed, hence the name. The band feels the name is also fitting because they believe that everyone has a curse. “Everyone has their cross to carry, their struggles, and things holding them back but, like us, you’ve gotta overcome it.” Says the band....
Undercurrent (Rock) - Sheffield, UK
Although the band came together in November of 2009, it wasn’t until early 2010 when the band started recording their songs that they finally decided on a band name. The band jotted down a few name ideas, but after the process of elimination, they were left with the name, Undercurrent. “We stuck with this name based on two of its meanings being ‘an underlying feeling’...
The Vanity Project (Folk-Pop) - Rossendale Valley,...
In the great underground music scene of Rossendale Valley, you’ll find folk-pop band, The Vanity Project playing shows dressed in dresses and cravats. “The Vanity Project is a bit tongue in cheek really, but it was decided from the start that we wouldn’t hold back with any of our music.” Says the band. Apart from dressing up, the band also makes sure that the drummer, Ste, is...
Uncharted Around The World 2011
For the last two weeks, I’ve allowed bands from all around the globe to submit their bands for a write up! The response was overwhelming, but only a select few bands actually completed the process (Damn you lazy bands!). I’m thinking of making this and annual event, maybe even something I do a couple times a year. Who knows?
Toronto Metal band, The Worshyp formed when the lead singer couldn’t find music for his morning jog. Unlike most people, who would have settled for lesser music, he decided to go ahead and just make the music. After positive reviews of his songs, he decided to get a band together and the band was born. The band is influenced by a large range of music, from Rush to Pantera and Black Sabbath...
Through The Static
This all-girl Pop-Punk band from Long Island originally started as a cover band, eventually transitioning into an original band that can’t seem to keep it’s members. With only one original member and a fill-in drummer, the band is playing shows all around Long Island and it’s surrounding areas! The band released a short 3-song EP that served as sort of sampler of what the band...
The Jealous Sea
Since their formation in April 2011, Boston rock band The Jealous Sea has racked up quite the stats card. With only 11 shows, the band has been featured in the June issue of Alternative Press, been featured on several radi shows including the iDobi Radio’s The Gunz Show, DJ RossStar’s Punk Rock Show, and AOL Music’s Featured Artist. The EP was produced by John Naclerio who has...
My Oh My
Taking their name from the famous Disney song,”Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”, post-hardcore band, MyOhMy has been playing shows across The Midwest. This Midwest 5-piece enjoys the camaraderie of their small local scene, but also enjoy getting out of safe waters when they can. The band has played with several national touring acts such as Ice Nine Kills, Corpus Christy, The Plot in You, Where...
Farewell, My Love
Farewell, My Love is an interesting Pheonix area band that uses theatrics in their music. The band’s blend of theatrical rock is a sort of Pop-Punk/Post-Hardcore fusion. The band does not scream and is very melodic. The band enjoys making the music they love, but thay also have another motivator. “We started this band to give our fans hope & inspire them to always chase their...
Experiments in Low Fidelity
Every once in awhile, I come across a band that is truly original, at least for the most part. This band is not trying to be another band and it’s honest music like this that I truly enjoy. Experiments in Low Fidelity is a band from Rockford that is unlike many of the current bands who all want to be their favorite band. EiLF is an interesting style of alternative rock that revolves their...
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Influenced by bands like Within Temptation, Nightwish, and Epica, the Vancouver-based symphonic metal band, Celestial Ruin hoped to bring a different kind of sound to the local scene. “We all have individual influences, but as a band and the sound we are going for is in close relation to these originators of the genre.” “Our sound can vary from soft and haunting to heavy and...
TheLastAutumn! The Fancy Pantaloons! EP Interview
I recently had a chance to catch up with Uncharted Alumni, Tristen Stafford of TheLastAutumn! as he talked about the new EP. Read the full interview on the Papa Blog!
Hey everybody! I was going to do something special next week and allow unsigned UK bands to be featured on the blog. So if you’re an unsigned band in the UK or know a band, contact me!
Chasing Morgan, the pop-punk band out of Bel Air, Maryland formed in the summer of 2010 under a different name. They changed it after figuring out Breaking The Silence wasn’t very original. “We decided on Chasing Morgan because it was original and unique and also because it has some meaning to us – a meaning that we keep a secret between the band.” Says the band. The band has...
Unsigned Artist of The Week: Scars Heal in Time
joeeffingmayosupersecretblog: Check out my UATW Feature on The Comedy Point Website. http://thecomedypoint.com/2011/09/30/scars/ Reblog to share my success! :p Or just read the feature :]
Unsigned Bands! I want to feature you!
So, there has been a slight drought in bands willing to work with me here. They send back the basic info forms, but never return the interview questions. Are they too hard to answer? Are they just lazy? Anywho, I need bands that don’t mind typing a little so I can feature them on the blog! All bands, any bands, naked bands. Send me a message and we’ll work something out! Reblog so...
The Scars Heal in Time
Typically, I wouldn’t recommend checking out young girls, but once you check out this band, you’ll have no choice but to be impressed. Teenagers Kayla(16) and Tayler(13) Smith are rock stars. These girls have played over a hundred shows since forming, have opened for Bad Company in front of over 10,000 people, and have released an album titled Twisted Truth. Some musicians twice...
These guys REALLY hate genre labeling, so I’m going to do them a favor and avid using any typical labeling. This Michigan band came together as a collective group of musicians that hated school and “The Man” (sound familiar?). They formed in while still in high school about a year ago and are influenced by bands like Alkaline Trio, Bayside, The Police, Thrice, and Jimmy Eat...
Dangerous. Gritty. Herbal. All these things describe Rockford’s own IDGAF band, Sleeze. It’s hard to pinpoint the sound of a band that does whatever it feels like doing. The band is self-proclaimed as “disgusting, careless and violent.” The kind of music you might play when bashing in the heads of your victims, That’s really all I dare say about the band, check them...
Update: Unsigned Artist of the Week
Hey everyone! Me again. I’ve got some pretty awesome news for you guys! I, joeEFFINGmayo, am now running the Unsigned Artist of the Week over at The Comedy Point website! Recently, Soul Joel contacted me about taking over the feature and naturally, I accepted. So I will now be selecting the radio show’s Unsigned Artist of the Week which will be featured on the website in a blog...
Update: The Return
Two weeks. Two long weeks. It’s been too long. Where did Joe go? Why has he left us? Don’t think I didn’t imagine what the underground world might have said in my absense. I’m glad to inform you that I have not left you, my dears. I am still here. We hit 10,000 views and all of a sudden I went missing. I’m sorry everyone, but I took a vacation, and then some. ...
Though the band has recently gone missing, be sure to check out the short and sweet article on Cincinnati hardcore band, Pushed Aside. The band has been pushed aside by everyone in society and they don’t give a damn. The band is influenced by bands like No Warning and Terror. “We basically just play hard music. We mostly just talk about our personal feelings which are usually about...
The Sweet Nothings
The Sweet Nothings hail from La Crosse, WI where the music is fast and the breakdowns are excessive. The band stick out from the hardcore music scene because well, they aren’t hardcore. The band draws influence from 90’s pop-punk like Green Day and Blink 182. Forming in 1999, the band has gone from Green Day wannabes to mature “Party Punk” band. The band no longer aims to...
Top Band of August 2011
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According to the deathcore band from the Twin Cities, Asmodeia refers to some demon in the circle of hell who blah, blah, blah. To us normal folk, that means that this band is brutal. The band gives everyone of their performance lots of energy and try to make it a very intense experience for the people in the crowd. With influence from bands like Despised Icon, Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth, the...
Slowly (Yeah, just like that)
This is Tumblr, so i’ve decided to loosen up a bit and be less formal and more, um… informal. Since Tumblr is like the kid version of adult blogging, I feel I am allowed to be less “straight to business” and more natural and “comedic.” (I use the quotations for a reason.) So, I’m just letting you know in case people start to notice a downward spiral in my...
I Solemnly Swear
Yes. The band’s name WAS in fact inspired by the Marauder’s Map in the wonderfully enchanting Harry Potter series. This group of Potter nerds joined forces earlier this year to form their Hardcore band. With all the different influences flying around, the band found a place between the hardcore genre and metal. “We incorporate thick heavy breakdowns with fast paced metal-style...
Featured Bands (Aug 11 - Aug 26) - List Version
Check out some of the bands that have been featured on the blog! Support unsigned music! ————— This Obsession | Chicago Punk Band | Article S.Y.F.T. | Seattle Hard Rock | Article Case In Point | Rockford Hard Rock | Article Canon City | Milwaukee Punk-Rock | Article A Sound Heart | Johnsburg Hardcore | Article Barrier | Buffalo Grove Hardcore | Article Up In...
Featured Bands (Aug 11 - Aug 26)
Check out some of the bands that have been featured on the blog! Support unsigned music! ————— This Obsession | Chicago Punk Band | Article ————— S.Y.F.T. | Seattle Hard Rock | Article ————— Case In Point | Rockford Hard Rock | Article ————— Canon City | Milwaukee...
2 words. Viking Metal. Anthony Riddle (no relation to Tom Riddle) started this epic metal project after his last band just wasn’t cutting it. “If you want something done right, you do it yourself.” says the young man from Texas. The band’s sound can be described as folky and adventurous at times. Other times, you could describe the music as angry and depressing. “It...
Check out the metal band from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Desolatevoid has been rocking out since 2002 and is influenced by bands like Black Sabbath, Black Flag, and Early Metallica. Desolatevoid on Uncharted Music News ————— Like Uncharted on Facebook
Up In Arms
Today on the blog, check out New Hampshire’s own Pop-Punk band, Up in Arms. The band comes from many backgrounds and has many influences including, but not limited to punk bands and pop-punk bands like Saves The Day, New Found Glory, Kid Dynamite and NOFX. “We try to offer something a little unique in terms of our overall style. We stay away from that cookie-cutter, breakdown-packed...
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Check out the brand new hardcore band from Illinois, Barrier. The band is influenced by bands like The Contortionist, Legion and other metal/hardcore bands. They describe their sound as heavy, a bit melodic, and “bouncy”. Barrier on Uncharted Music News ————— Like Uncharted on Facebook
Check out Milwaukee Punk Rock band, Canon City, on the blog today. The band will be recording their first full-length album this fall. Fans of The Riot Before, Against Me! and Lawrence Arms will enjoy this group of misfits who have labeled themselves as “Alcoholic Kool and the Gang.” Canon City on Uncharted Music News ————— Like Uncharted on Facebook!