So here we are: After a contentious polling process and thousands of votes cast, the results are in! And your song of the summer is … Yes, it’s
The last month of March we saw the small band from Maryland, Future Islands having a big moment on the David Letterman show. Internet nowadays is putting the small bands in a very good position, the video of that performance had 1.8 million views and 7653 shares just on Youtube. This impact was significant because appeared on television offcourse, but after that moment on the Letterman show the internet made it’s magic. They weren’t a band with a big following, but now they have more 60 shows scheduled for US, Europe and Australia.
The small bands that we look up on the internet, are not a secret anymore, they are acessible to everyone. Problably the moment when you are discovering a new band in the Soundcloud, thousands of people are listening that music also. The moment when you read about one band in Pitchfork, they are already a recognised band. It doesn’t mean that these bands sell a lot of records and have stadium tours, It means that the internet made them big. Some of these bands are not big sellers, but they are definitely internet sensations.