Three Facebook indie suggestions worth checking out

Recently on Facebook, there have been several recommended posts from new bands trying to get their content noticed. The posts seem to pop up depending on whether or not you’ve “liked” certain bands/artists on Facebook, which is a pretty ingenious idea. Each post gives you a small snippet of one of their songs to entice you to check out their Facebook pages or immediately buy their albums on iTunes or Amazon Music.

The tactic is very useful in that it allows starting bands to get some decent exposure from people who constantly browse social media and enjoy music. Below are a few bands who used the Facebook strategy and succeeded in getting me to buy their albums.

No Resolve is a band with sounds almost like Papa Roach with lyrics that bring the band a sort of Coheed & Cambria twist. After their very successful EP in 2012 (“A New Beginning”), Oscar James Pegorraro (vocalist) knew exactly how to manipulate his voice to shock and awe the audience for their debut. Not to be brought to shame, the rest of the band also brought the heat, making their debut album, “Unity,” something to enjoy to the fullest. Recommended song: “Love Me To Death.”

“Devil in Disguise” is an EP by Laingsburg, Mich., band State of Mine. This band is heavier than No Resolve, as it takes inspiration from such bands as Five Finger Death Punch, Mudvayne and Gemini Syndrome. Though it’s only an EP, it is definitely a step in the right direction to getting more attention from the metal fans on Facebook. Recommended song: “Waste My Time.”

Three years ago, Detroit post-hardcore band I Prevail released an EP called “Heart vs. Mind,” which turned out to be a great success for them. Two years later, the band released its first full-length album, “Lifelines.” I Prevail uses the power of dual vocalists (one for softer singing and the other for throaty vocals) to rock the recording booth and the stage. One of their singles, not included on either album, is a cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” with a metal twist to it. Recommended song: “Rise.”

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