Keep an eye out for the surfacing of these underground bands
September 25, 2014
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Logging on to Spotify or SoundCloud after a long day at school is one of the most relaxing acts anyone can experience. However, how many times can someone listen to his or her favorite song or band without getting bored? Discovering new music is a task that no one wants to take on because it can be very lengthy and discouraging. Fortunately, there are three musically gifted underground bands that can lighten anyone’s mood.
So Many Wizards is a band from Echo Park, Calif. The band of four consists of four gentlemen who are incredibly gifted with their alternative sound. If you like Foxygen, Mac Demarco, and Fidlar, this band is for you. Their pop-rock vibe can make anybody feel as if they are in a dream-like state. Some of their biggest hits include; “Lose Your Mind,” “Inner City” and “Never Wake Up.” So Many Wizards has performed many times this Sept. and will have more live performances later in the year as they are always booking gigs in L.A.
Another great underground band is the Drowners from New York City. The post-punk band consisting of Matt Hitt, Jack Ridley, and Erik Snyder, sound is comparable to Haim, Phoenix, Fitz and the Tantrums, Jake Bugg and the Arctic Monkeys. Must-listen-to songs by this indie band include “Long Hair,” “Luv Hold Me Down,” and “Let Me Finish.” The Drowners will be performing live at The Echo in L.A. on Oct. 7.
The most feel-good band around is the Jungle Giants, originating from Brisbane, Australia. Their music is put to life through lead singer and guitarist Sam Hales, lead guitarist Cesira Aitken, bass guitarist and backing vocalist Andrew Dooris and drummer Keelan Bijker. Similar groups include Two Door Cinema Club and Bombay Bicycle Club. Their most popular songs are “Mr. Polite,” and “She’s a Riot.” Listening to their music will instantly put you in a good mood. Unfortunately, they have not ventured overseas yet for live performances, however, their music is available on Spotify, Facebook and their website.
The new school year is here, so start it off right. Delete the “Summer” playlist you have been listening to on repeat since the final bell rang last year and create a new one as good as you want your grades to be. New year, new you, new music.