Fear Called Living
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Fear Called Living

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"Trip-Hop Bands"

Living in New York City, you are almost constantly bombarded by independent musicians just trying to get a break. You see them everywhere. On the street, in the subway, in the parks. Most of the bands are good. Many are very good, yet their sound really is not that much different than what is out there now. It's those rare artists who break away from the mainstream who are able to break out of obscurity. "Fear Called Living" just may be one of those bands.

Fear Called Living (formerly called Arcadia) is a trip hop group formed in the Bronx. (Who ever said nothing good comes out of the Bronx?) Their music is a mix of electronica and hip-hop with a cool, melodic vocal track. The sound is quite indescribable. You must hear it to believe it. The best way to imagine the sound of this band is to imagine Evanescence with a much more cool and hip background.As of now, the band is currently unsigned. The website Unsigned.com has a place for them there.

Unsigned.com bills itself as, "the new voice for independent Artists looking for the chance to be discovered". They boast that over 2000 independent Artists have already signed on. The website is unique in that it allows listeners to interact directly with the artists, thereby building a "grass roots" listenership.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a hip-hop fan. Do not let the use of that term to describe this music steer you away. This entire genre of music is out there, and is not being played outside of big cities. All you have to do is ask. If you like a band that is getting no radio play, call the station and ask for it. Keep calling. Get everyone you know to call. That's what happened to John Mayer.

In the meantime, check out Fear Called Living and the entire trip hop genre at unsigned.com. While you are there, you can look around at some of their other genres...but trip hop is definitely something you may have never heard before. And I guarantee you will like it.

View the page here: Trip-Hop Bands

This post sponsored by UnSigned. - UnSigned.com



Heaven's Rain
Everything You Want
The Cells
Don't Go, Don't Stay
Hearts Become Beasts
Other Days
Things to Come


The Cells- Menyu's Electron
Inky-Menyu's Housewarming
Other Days- J.Kingz Broken



Fear Called Living is an Electronica/Rock group with a very distinctive mixture of electronica, trip hop and and raw storytelling lyrics. The band was formed in 2005 by keyboardist/producer Menyu and singer/songwriter Desiree L'amour, who then recruited producer/multi-instrumentalist J. Kingz. Kingz explores styles that influenced his youth and convey a dark, gritty sound. Menyu's compositions are melodic, deep and affecting. L'amour's storytelling lyrics are philosophical and stir shrewd, thought-provoking images. The combination of elements forms a more unique sound than found in mainstream music today. The band's debut album, "Other Days" was released on May 22nd 2007. Their second album is scheduled for release in the summer of 2010.

Fear Called Living pulls inspiration from various sources: photography, literature, technology, and art. They appreciate interpreting the strange, somber and obscure. A great example of this is the literary elements of Desiree's writing (as featured in her book Skin), Joey's photography (as seen in his photo compilation book titled Lomo Snaps), the alternative atmosphere DJ Menyu provides with eclectic mixes (at Selah Lounge in White Plains, NY) and his unorthodox style of illustration art.

Musical influences range from Radiohead and Bjork to The Killers, Depeche Mode and DJ Shadow.

Fear Called Living's upcoming album features a more mature, universally sophisticated style than previously featured on their freshman album which will undoubtedly appeal and touch mixed audiences upon its debut in the summer of 2010.

For more information, go to fearcalledliving.com