>18 years old
>new to college
>meet dude on facebook
>meet with him first day at dorms
>new best friend
>we get fucked up and make music together
>practically live together
>tight as fuck
>we both end up dropping out
>move back to our respective cities
>play a gig together once, other than that distant in communication
>decide we're both gonna try to get our music careers off the ground
>4 years later
>nobody knows who i am or what my music is
>my friend is in a band now
>that band is Perfect Pussy
>constantly touring, pitchfork sucking him off
>too busy and famous to talk to me anymore
>im still in my attic making music alone like a dipshit
>lucky if i get one download every 2 weeks
man i dont even know why im posting this but im and disheartened and miserable and jealous as shit
i'm happy for him but what's a nigga got to do to make it big these days
i used to spend a lot of time posting it in bandcamp/soundcloud threads on here, it mostly got drowned out and i gave up
i guess i'll post it here if anyone cares to listen https://arvidthemusic.bandcamp.com/album/old-factory-living
we didn't really have a choice man, he dropped out a few months before i did
we tried our best to stay tight, we just sorta naturally drifted apart getting caught up in our own lives
Ehh, I know it seems like cliche but try to keep on making music. Also Perfect Pussy shounds like the edgy screaming ramblings of a feminist with an alright band backing her up, so try not to be too down on yourself. I'll check out your music when I get off work.
it seems like the hivemind agrees that I should have a gimmick. all i can think of is biting the head off of some sort of animal and ozzy already did that a bunch
thanks man, i try to keep on going as much as i can but sometimes it wears you out. i'd really appreciate you listening
hell no man. it's their guitarist. he's a fuckin chilldawg. i don't know their feedbackist or any of the other band members very well
thanks anon, it's right here >>53117429
wow nice disguised viral marketing thread. your trying to get people to pity you so theyll listen to your music. well guess what your music is generic as shit. try doing something creative. i ve heard thousands of lo-fi four chord strummed 4/4 shit fag songs. kill yourself. perfect pussy is shit but at least they arent shitty feelfag lofi bandcamp core.
jesus anon i wasn't even planning on posting a link in here when i made this thread. it's just easy to feel discouraged as a musician especially when people close to you are making it and you're still stuck
i don't really have anyone else to talk to about this shit except for you fucks anyway
yeah, i understand. i guess i just need to try new things or something, i don't really know. hard trying to figure out where you fit among all of this weird obscure indie shit popping out of every direction and you're just trying to write songs
that's a really sweet sound man. i've been working on another album for a while and for this i'm definitely trying new things. trying to draw from different influences like shoegaze and noise, and using lots of reverb in the process obviously
i mean ill admit trial blinds is a pretty basic songs, i feel like a lot of the songs on there have way more than 4 chords though
but thats what i try to do, just hoping it's shit people like to hear without taking it too far to the point where it doesnt feel genuine to me. even if a few people are listening i should be happy, i just get discouraged
also, tbh I think you're music is better than PP. Sure, it's pretty generic sounding, but if you had something original it would be great. meanwhile PP are just a sub-par punk band with a cray-cray bitch mumbling random shit.
well thanks anon, i guess it all just comes down to taste. im just trying to think of what i can do to make music that isnt generic, which i havent really questioned too much before, and i guess i have absolutely no idea what im doing wrong or how to be more original without doing some pretentious bullshit
idunno, i'm gonna just have to keep trying to pump out music and see what happens i guess
Keep your head up br'er. I'm not a fan of your stuff but I can tell you for a fact my opinion doesn't matter. Can't stand Perfect Pussy either but they made it, right?
Spam the shit outta wherever you gotta spam to get your name out there. Winners have 0 shame.
thanks guys. yeah, Ween is my biggest influence by far, as well as stuff like Sparklehorse and Ariel Pink and R. Stevie Moore
i definitely have to branch out, this was just my attempt at making one solid cohesive album
jesus, who else paid for my album?? you guys are too fucking kind. i cant even begin to tell you how good that feels or how much that means to me
if you happen to be reading this, thank you so much
I'm a drummer and the weird mish-mash of lo-fi drum noises is actually pretty sweet. Just my opinion.
Only listened to Trial Blinds but this is nice OP. Kind of music I could just put on while biking around town.
Working class musicians gotta stick together man. It's important to support things that you like.
We're all gonna make it. At the very least, we won't be in shitty bands like Perfect Pussy. You dodged a bullet there, be glad.
yeah man it's tough. i'd love to be in a band and be gigging. unfortunately the city i'm in absolutely sucks fuckin balls and my friends who make music are interested in making different shit than what i want to make
i kinda hope to meet up with some likeminded musicians in the future, right now i'm just focused on writing material