The guys from The Unsung know their music is heavier than what you usually hear on the local bar scene.
But that doesn’t mean they’re adjusting their sound.
“We don’t hold back. I just consider us high voltage rock and roll,” said drummer Toby Rose, 23.
Tonight, members of The Unsung celebrate the release of “The Absence of Light,” the act’s debut album.
The musicians, who hail from Columbus and Phenix City, will perform a free show at The Roadhouse in downtown Columbus.
Rose produced, engineered and recorded the disc — a six-month process that at times tested the hardcore/indie band’s dedication.
“We would get frustrated to the point that we didn’t even want to do this anymore,” Rose said.
The band took a unique approach to the effort, recording the melodies before writing the lyrics.
The lesson that kept them going?
“Take things as they come. Take it little by little,” Rose said.
It was just last year that The Unsung became a prominent force in the Columbus nightclub world, securing a weekly gig at The Roadhouse.
Previously, they played many shows targeted at the under-21 crowd.
Even though the musicians have earned a bar following, Rose said they’ll retain a presence in the under-21 scene.
“We grew up in that scene,” Rose said. “It was actually really kind of inspiring for me.”
Local band Stereomonster will also perform at tonight’s show.