So, a little about my style of music. I'm into a lot of different stuff, I draw the line at country and rap music (including R&B, hip hop and any other variant of it).
Mainly, I don't consider rap to be music. They don't compose anything. It's just spoken word over a 'beat' that was made on a machine. It's cold, and it's empty, in my opinion. I wouldn't even give it the decency to call it poetry.
Now, the stuff I do like, a lot of people would call it emo I guess, pop punk, I'm into a lot of punk rock too. But a couple of bands that have influenced me in being a musician, would be two bands that are still around, and very under rated.
The first one is "Brand New" and it's probably one of the best bands you've never heard of. Their lyrics are a nice change from what you usually hear, they're witty, and they have a sound all their own. Here is an example:
It's a song I really like a lot, dealing with the feeling of despair. I like my music to have a dark overtone to it, something that actually makes you think. Something you can listen to and paint a picture in your mind of what it could really be about.
They have been a big influence in my own music.
Another band that I believe is under rated, and a big influence on my own music, is the pop-punk band "Saves The Day". They've gotten a lot more time on the airwaves than Brand New. But they too have a sound all their own.
Here's an example of that:
Anyways, thats my music for the day. Hope you enjoyed it, there will be more to come.
Also, someone comment and tell me how to embed these videos, I can't quite figure it out.