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Showcase: Stand Atlantic

Stand Atlantic has the bright and infectious kind of pop punk that makes me remember why I really started to love listening to this genre in the first place. Front woman Bonnie’s voice is rich and soulful, yet…

Showcase: Franchise

Franchise brings a refined yet aggressive urgency to their music, starting right out of the gate with “Figure A,” the opening track on their latest release Santa Muerte. This raw emotion consistently radiates throughout the next…

Showcase: Veteran

While their decision to follow Warped is a ballsy one, I can’t deny that I thoroughly enjoyed my first listen to VTRN’s EP The Things that Keep Us Here and could easily see it appealing…

Showcase: I Was Afraid

I Was Afraid is dark, brooding, and everything a shoegaze band should be. Oozing guitars, spacey vocals, and an overarching sense of despair bring everything together for this alt/emo outfit from Little Rock. Stream the…

Showcase: Fresh

Fresh are a brand new duo from the UK, straightforwardly approaching the obstacles of being a young adult all wrapped up with London-accented vocals and perfectly utilized harmonies. “I guess the songs deal with all…

Showcase: Whale Bones

Whale Bones is a duo based out of Indiana, although the sound feels bigger than just two people. The vocals are rich & soulful, and when placed against atmospheric instrumentals, the entire vibe becomes larger…

Showcase: Broken Field Runner

“I’d love a punk and hardcore scene that were as inclusive and progressive as they think they are,” says Tony Bucci, better known as Broken Field Runner. This upstate NY native is using his upbeat…

Showcase: The Obsessives

The Obsessives’ music is simple in the way that chicken soup is simple; there may only be a few ingredients, but they are of such quality and so perfectly executed that when combined, the final…

Showcase: Two Cheers

By the time this gets posted, most American readers will likely be making one last social media check before heading to a celebratory backyard BBQ. Whether you’re partying for Independence Day or just basking in…