||Being an unsigned band isn't a situation—it’s a mental illness. Few people realize they're suffering from this affliction. But Russell Groom knows, and he wants to change things fast. Efficient and diligent, Russell doesn't fit the traditional rock–star mold, and his deeply unsigned and woefully unexceptional band are headed nowhere. To make matters worse, Russell is "alcohol intolerant"—he prefers a good strong double espresso—says no to drugs, and is starting to have murderous thoughts towards Jake, his clanging, vacuous, and perpetually at–odds–with–reality front man. Enter Josh, the enigmatic and blithely arrogant son of a successful record producer, with an offer it’s impossible to refuse. Death of an Unsigned Band is a story of friendships unstitched and distorting ambitions, and with a lesson: unsigned bands never become signed bands. They have to die first.