Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Band Spotlight: The Undeserving

The Undeserving is the kind of band that gives you butterflies.

This four-piece rock band out of Ohio makes your stomach flutter with their piercing lyrics, dreamy guitar melodies and mesmerizing vocals. They sing of love, self-discovery, friendship, purpose and hope. There's a graceful innocence and depth to their sound that nourishes your spirit like only good music can.

The one shocker is that they're unsigned. But I'm sure that won't last for long. With exceptional tracks like "Almost Alive", "There for You" and "Something to Hope For" I can easily imagine their music being played in an indie film or finding its way on a soundtrack for music-friendly shows like Grey's Anatomy or One Tree Hill.

I was able to catch up with the lead singer Clay Kirchenbauer and ask him a few questions.

1. What's your songwriting process like?

Well. It's pretty simple. Brennan or I will get an idea and we'll develop until it's time to go to the studio.

2. What's "your something to hope for"? Your source of hope in hard times?
Really, I don't listen to my own music much. I wrote that song for other people to get hope from.

3. What does the phrase "human condition" mean to you?

To me it's the state of mind of a human being

4. What epitomizes a great live performance? And what’s your approach to performing on stage?
To me a great performance starts with great songs. If the artist can convey those songs in a raw emotional way, thats great. As far as for us we just try to be as real as possible on stage.

5. What do you think about the current state of the music industry?

I think that the reason sales are down is not only because of piracy, but because there's a ton of bad music out there. We just try to do our best to write songs people can relate to.

6. What are you looking for in a record label?
Well that's a good question. We just tried to find people we could relate to, and who shared our vision for our songs. More news regarding this soon.

7. Upon success, what core beliefs have you promised your bandmates that you would stay true to?

I think it's most important to not get caught up in all the glitz and glamor of the industry. There's a lot less than you think. We just try to keep our heads on straight and make the best music we can.

8. Lastly, anything else you would like to share?

Sure, I'd like to thank everyone for their support, and stay in touch! Thanks.

10 comments:

reub said...

Wow! That's pretty cool how you got an interview from one of the singers.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Fantastic interview!! I'm sure they won't be unsigned for long! :-)

SolShine7 said...

Thanks.

nuzor said...

Yo. Thanks for linking to them. I've been franctically searching for some music from them now. :)

Cinder-Single said...

I went by their myspace and listened to some of their music.. I am really into I'll be there for you!!

You did a great Interview on them!!

Shalom

SolShine7 said...

Cinder, isn't "There for You" amazing?!?! The more I listen to it the more I like it. I'm pleased that you enjoy it too.

You're welcome Ndidi! I'm glad I could help you in your search.

jamey johnson said...

Nice job!

SolShine7 said...

Thanks Jamey.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little late making a comment--have just heard of this new band. But does anyone else have a problem with the lead singer in a "christian" band not being willing to say that his "something to hope for"? . . . source of hope in hard times?" has at least something to do with Jesus Christ?

Sarah said...

LISTEN HERE

CLAY IS MY COUSIN HE IS NOT JUST THE LEAD SINGER

CLAY LOVES THE LORD MORE THAN ANYTHING MY DAD IS A PASTOR AND CLAY HAS BEEN TO OUR CHURCH AND HE ATTENDS CHURCH AND GLORIFIES THE LORD.

ALOT OF CLAY"S SONGS HAVE A STORY BEHIND THEM SO DOES THERE FOR YOU THERE IS A REASON IM SURE HE DID NOT SAY MUCH ON THAT SUBJECT
SO NEXT TIME YOU DECIDE TO BASH A SINGER THINK OF THEIR SIDE FIRST!!

I love you clay and kyle

jimmie brennan you guys are the best

God bless and take your music far!