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How the Hell? is Unca John’s Single Out Now

Good Day Noir Family,
welcome to Edgar Allan Poets indie music corner. A space dedicated to the best new artists and bands we find around the web. Today’s feature artist is Unca John and his single How the Hell?

How the Hell? is Unca John’s Single Out Now

I liked this artist’s style because it is sincere and direct.

In particular, the voice is able to speak directly to the listener’s soul.

This is the real music. This artist plays and composes songs for the pleasure of expressing the art that he has within himself.

The production is simple and effective.

The chord progression is interesting with those nostalgic vibes. A compositional approach that looks to the past but manages to be modern at the same time. The launch of the chorus is fantastic, a flourishing of successful counterpoints.

I’m always fascinated by people who decide to embark on new adventures by revealing kaleidoscopic personalities. Many times we are the first to label ourselves but if we let ourselves go there are no barriers.

I’ve never attended an economics lesson by John Shea, I’ve only known his rock side called Unca John and I must say I like it a lot.

Keep rocking man!

How the Hell? is Unca John’s Single Out Now!

Pure and Free!

How the Hell? is Unca John’s Single Out Now

I’m a middle-aged economics professor living in the Baltimore suburbs, with all the fashion sense and charisma you would expect from an economics professor.  I’m an average singer at best.  I can’t even play guitar or piano.  So what am I doing here?  

The answer is in the songs. I write in the classic style—get ready for catchy riffs, hooks, harmonies and acid-tongued wordplay.   You’ll hear all that and more in my debut single, “How the Hell?”, and later this summer in my upcoming single “Your Opinion” and my debut album “Midlife Crisis Vanity Project.” 

My influences include the Beatles, Who, Stones, Velvets, Steely Dan, Costello, Buzzcocks, XTC, REM, Nirvana and Pavement.  These are the bands that formed my musical sensibility, so naturally my sound tends towards retro.  Nevertheless, I am inspired by the recent resurgence of great rock songwriting by Car Seat Headrest, Alvvays, Brittany Howard, Mitski, Big Thief, Snail Mail. Soccer Mommy and many others. 

I’m a card-carrying band nerd (sax and clarinet), and I’ve been writing and playing jazz and choral music most of my life.  I started recording rock songs a couple of years ago, once I realized that I can generate any guitar or keyboard sound I want using a laptop, Audacity, music notation and Guitar Pro 7.5 (the best $70 I’ve ever spent).   I bought an AKG mike to record myself on vocals, sax and drums.  So my music isn’t exactly garage rock or bedroom pop; more like kitchen table rock.   

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