You love music but you find difficult finding new good artists that meet your taste. You don't want to spend hours looking for new band, you don't have time for that. Let them coming to you then. Band of the Day provides an outstanding UI backed by a powerful app concept: making easier discover new music from your mobile device.
Thus, when you launch the app you find a monthly calendar, with a background photo that shows the band of the selected day. You can select any day to discover a new band and swipe months forward and backward. Bear in mind though that you won't be able to access music and info from those bands that haven't been featured yet.
When you select a band you can play some of their songs while reading basic info about them: origins, influences, band members, videoclips, etc. In addition, if you keep swiping, you'll discover "similar bands you might enjoy" section. An editor's selection of similar bands that boosts the music discovery. Some of those similar bands are locked. You can unlock them with in-app credits. You can get more free credits by sharing bands through the app.
Band of the Day is set in a Flipboard-like interface: it's beautiful and runs smoothly. It turns music discovery into a pleasant experience. Highly recommended app.Developer's original description available here
Developer's original description available hereApp of the Year 2011 Runner Up
Band of the Day unearths the best new music by delivering one new artist a day, every single day. Through expert curation, free music (commercial-free and uninterrupted), a stunning user interface, videos, photographs, biographies, and more, we help you discover your new favorite band.
Not only can you listen to today’s band, with free full-play songs, you can also explore an archive of nearly one thousand previously-featured bands. Or, using the Similar Bands radio function, select a band you like and the app will automatically play a stream of continuous music in that genre when backgrounded.
Band of the Day (App of the Year 2011 Runner Up in the Apple AppStore) is available to download for free, worldwide, on any iOS device. Listen, discover, share.
• Band of the Day is a 100% free service worldwide, no country limitations, no subscription required and no audio ads
• App of the Year (2011) Runner Up, iPhone and iPad App of the Week, iPhone and iPad Hall of Fame, New York Times: Top 10 Apps of 2011, and featured in TechCrunch, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, CNN, Chicago Tribune, Gizmodo, and more
• Access hundreds of previously-featured bands and thousands of songs from all over the world, across genres
• Enjoy over 5 hours of uninterrupted listening with the Mix Tape, which features 100+ of the app’s top-rated songs
• Built-in Airplay support
• Share your new favorites via Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail