Who is the “Dead Unicorn” Music Band?
Unicorns are the majestic beast that appears in cultural mythos around the world.
The unicorn remains one of the most discussed and inspired mythical creatures. The combination of a majestic horse and the additional element of a horn combined to bring about beauty and sophistication, all into a single, mythological element. The white horse has long been a symbol of a savior in the battlefield, a king to lead his people. The good always ride on the white and the evil always on the black (which is probably why nobody ever discusses a black horse unicorn). Dead unicorn is the exclamation point of anti fantasy. It represents the death of a dream and the end of fantasy. Dreaming about frolicking is not something that has served the human race, yet it is something that everyone seemingly does when listening to the inferior musical lyrics. Dead Unicorn wants to show listeners that life is not all a dream but it can also just as quickly turn into a nightmare. For anyone who turns on the news, logs online or just talks with friends and family members, often times it is the nightmare that can fully take over. So why doesn’t anyone want to openly discuss it? Dead Unicorn does, and it does so admirably in the group’s music.
Alternative with a Twist
Dead Unicorn is more than just a single genre classification. It is it’s own style.
The band brings an almost alternative rock style to the forefront, although calling it specifically alternative rock doesn’t justify its label, nor does tossing it into the “indie band” label mix either, as that suggests hipsters are coming out of the woodworks to pick up a vinyl album of the latest release. Initially inspired by the Red Dead Redemption unicorn mission, a unicorn also symbolizes redemption and a quest for hope. While some might morn that it is dead, it should be praised for existing. The group should also be praised for existing and for singing about topics that many do not want to listen to.
Although not a more modernized Bob Dylan, the group does want to openly discuss what has made the world and why it is important to look at the real world without shades over the eyes and to look past the dreams, even if it means killing it.