unsets and Hearts, is the project of Mexican American Artist, Car González. He got his early start in Corpus Christi, Tx when he formed the band Vattica with his close friends in 2002. They toured primarily in South Texas and went through a few different name changes and band lineups, first going by the name Vattica, then Stereo Box Studio, and finally landing on Zebras and Firecrackers. The band never released an album. It wasn't until 2009 when a friend left his entire recording equipment in González apartment for a week. It couldn't have came at a better time, as which González has described in interviews was at the lowest point in his life and had a suffering need to release music at any cost.

He recorded a set of demo's and released the dancey, drug pop single "Designer Drugs" which grew popular among friends and music blogs alike, later that year he released the "Despair & Desperation EP (Dec 2009)." Five months later he followed up with the highly obscure garage experimental, "Vive Tu Muerte EP (May 2010)," released the journal focused album "Music Sketchbook Series I," and the bedroom recorded, "Winter Wierdness EP."

By late 2011 he had relocated his music project to Austin, Tx and released the highly anticipated first full length album, "Altered Faze (Dec 2011)" which received much critical praise from music blogs for its interspersion with pop beats, soft melodies and synthesized compositions. The soulful single "Samantha Gamma" showed a softer side to González and became the heartfelt single that grew popular in early 2012.

In the winter months of 2012 he had detached himself from the then-current chillwave music scene and recruited the help of producer Cedar Apffel (Natureboy) and followed up with the avant garde, "Variant EP (Nov 2012)." Where he incorporated changeable influences seeking out post-punk, electronic drone, minimalist ambience and intimate acoustics. The composition, "Aloysia Aeterna / David Lynch" displayed this unique evolved sound to travel on opposite sides of the experimental music spectrum. From 2012 to 2015 he released the post punk influenced, "Bleed Over Ep" the second journal focused album, "Music Sketchbook Series II" and lastly his story crafted compositions album, "Songs for a Non Existent Film."

In early 2016 he released his second full length album "Unknown Futures (Jan 2016)," a complex instrumental electronic punk album with syncopated beats and dazzling synths screaming urgency. The repetitive lyrical single "Inertia LSP (Debt Slavery)" focused more on the redundancy of our lives and how we grow numb with life on a day to day basis when dealing with the blatant injustices being done to our society and future. In May he collaborated with McNeil Joseph and released the single "Suddenly Cataclysms," to benefit Border Angels an all volunteer, non profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to the US-Mexican border.

He is currently working on releasing a Summer album Fuck Trump EP before years end 2017.

Music Connect or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud

When it comes to posting music for my band these days I feel like I struggle with everything. Should I use Bandcamp, my Website, Soundcloud, Facebook ugh I hate Facebook, Youtube or should I use everything. Its a mess.

Once I finally do decide I have to figure how the hell do I get people to Listen. Should I use Twitter, my Website, or Facebook ugh. HELP!

...Introducing Music

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First off I want it to be clear I think Music is a Godsend it is everything I want in a Listener of music and a Creator of music. Beats1 reminds me so much of MTV when it was breaking emerging artists in the early 90's. The interface is slick and really pops everything is set in its place for a reason. I'm really loving the For You tab. A lot of my new additions to my music library have come from there. But my favorite feature is Connect.

They Fucking Nailed It!

Trent Reznor was really thinking about both the fan and artist. He gets a lot of credit for making this all sing in harmony. 

Not only can I follow my favorite artists and listen to alternative versions of unreleased songs and instrumentals. I get behind the scenes photos and videos. It is a total experience with the artists/music we love that has never been created before Music. 

Fast forward to why were here today...

So there has been a lot of bad press from everybody regarding the upload features of Music Connect. Just last week a band named AIRPLANE MODE ripped apart Connect and published some pretty hard criticism about the uploading features regarding Connect which I feel were just not true and plain wrong in every sense of the word.

The truth is it is very simple and elegant to upload music through Connect I find it way better & easier uploading to this than any other music service (i.e. Soundcloud) I have ever used on my iPhone. 

I will describe the method I use and the one I think a lot of artists are not thinking about trying or maybe it just didn't dawn on them.

For the record this was the first method I had tried and immediately thought about the moment I had access to my artist page on Connect. Hope this helps people that are struggling.

I also would like to add that I am very much a tinkerer. I love to bounce wav files and aac files from Logic Pro into my Microsoft OneDrive account. I listen to them on various speakers then go back & fix some things just to bounce them back out immediately afterwards.

OneDrive created a folder for this on my iMac that syncs everything to the cloud all of my demo's and unreleased songs end up on here. If you haven't done this I recommend embracing Cloud Storage. (I use OneDrive because I find it to be way more stable with large Music Files)

Step 1. Find the folder where you keep your music and choose the song you want to upload from your Cloud Storage App. (i.e. OneDrive, Dropbox, Box)

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Step 2. Tap the Share/Export Icon. Tap Open in Another App.

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Step 3. Choose the Music Icon.

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Step 4. Enter all your info for your song and don't forget cover art.

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Step 5. Add some quick commentary on the track and tap Post. After tapping Post you will be brought back to your Cloud Storage App.

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Step 6. Tap the Home Button and Tap on the Music App. You will see a Upload Remaining Bar tap that and you will see your progress on your song being uploaded to Connect.

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Step 7. You will receive a Notification once your song is uploaded to Connect.

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Step 8. Now you can see the song you uploaded on your Connect Tab.

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It is that easy. Everything just works!

Apple has made everything really easy for me when it comes to creating music and uploading songs to Connect. I am very grateful to be living in a time when an artist such as myself can create music and post to the world from my iPhone. I am so excited of the possibilities with Connect and Music.

I would also like to point out that I honestly think this is the way Apple intended musicians to upload songs. Why else would everything work so seamless. I don't know anyone that wants to upload music through iTunes anymore learn to love the cloud baby.