We here at Zumic are always excited to find up-and-coming acts of all genres. We are holding a contest with ReverbNation to showcase fantastic new bands that deserve exposure. Today, we are featuring Little Ugly, a folky quartet from Hartford, Connecticut. They released an EP entitled Where the River's Born last summer. Listen to "Named After Saints" above.
Instrumentally the song is tight, with the acoustic guitar and violin working together brilliantly, and solid percussion throughout. There's a steady build up of energy, leading up to the catchy singalong chorus. The lyrics allude to feelings of isolation and emptiness. Vocalist Michael Day sings, "As players they were near perfect, never breaking from character, as people they were broken, individual and alone," showing no matter how together someone might seem on the outside, they still have issues that they have to fight. "Named After Saints" is a great folk-rock ballad that shows that Little Ugly have a bright future ahead of them.
We are still accepting submissions through ReverbNation to be featured on Zumic. For more information on Little Ugly, check out their ReverbNation profile. You can also download Where The River's Born on their Bandcamp.
Source: Little Ugly ReverbNation