Bleaker

Huntsville, AL
Bleaker is an alternative-grunge pop duo formed in late 2018 in Birmingham,... Alabama. The duo consists of Emily McEvoy (guitar and vocals) and Jake Driver (drums and vocals). Bleaker’s sound is eclectic in that the duo incorporates a variety of differing genres into their music. Heavily influenced by mid 80’s post-punk and the arena-filled riffs of the 90’s, Bleaker creates a sound that is reminiscent of early Nirvana paired with jangle-pop/post-punk groups such as Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Cure. Their transparency in lyricism and thoughtfully written guitar/drum hooks are what have made Bleaker successful in their craft. Read More
Listen: Bleaker - DRAG

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Ciudadanos

Santiago, CHILE
"Ciudadanos" was formed in Santiago, Chile by Javier Correa (lead vocals an...d guitar), Josh Curtis (bass and vocals), Ítalo Orellana (guitar and vocals) and Bastián Rodríguez (drums and vocals). Applying their experiences in other underground bands and eager to make noise, they form this new project in early 2016, where You can see the different life experiences that their members have had. The band has two albums published, EP “Piedra y Cristal" and LP "AMALGAMA" which has been their most recognized work and highlighted by various media including FM radio station Futuro where it was album of the week twice and made it possible for the band to tour different cities like Concepción, Talca, Viña del Mar, Santiago, Quillota and also performing in Lima Peru in October 2019. Read More
Listen: Ciudadanos - Sumergir

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Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims

Guadalajara, MEXICO
Elis Paprika has been forging herself for over a decade as one of the most ...representative independent artists from Mexico. From releasing 8 records, touring internationally through North America, Asia, and Europe, creating her own label, to originating the Now Girls Rule movement to inspire, educate, and promote female artists, Elis Paprika's history is one of uninterrupted creativity and work. Years of touring, music, and self management have positioned Elis Paprika as one of the main exponents of independent art, and with the growth of DIY culture, and the recent resurgence of a purer sound in Rock, Elis has become an example in Mexico's current music, as someone who has enriched the scene, and represents it locally and throughout the world. Elis Paprika's nature has always had a rebellious sensibility that she imprints in her music, and is now reflected entirely in Venganza, her latest record. Elis has toured South Korea, The US, Canada, Japan, Mongolia, Colombia, and Mexico, in the past year alone, and will tour Europe for the first time in the summer of 2020. Released on August 16, 2019, Venganza has a focused and heavy sound, with 6 very personal songs. Read More
Listen: Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims - Free

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Knife Wife

Washington, DC
Minimalist music monkeys churning out disconcerting melodies. A gaggle of g...oofy creatures dancing like heathens to their own yelps for help. The diary of a teeny-bopper translated and recited by freaks. This and more in the foreboding mirthful sounds of Knife Wife Read More

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Pom Pom Squad

Brookyln, NY
Fronted by vocalist and guitarist Mia Berrin, the Brooklyn-based band unite...s punk inclinations with raw, visceral vulnerability. It’s quiet grrrl punk that would rather growl than yell. Alongside Berrin, Pom Pom Squad features bassist Mari Alé Figeman, and drummer Shelby Keller. Hailing from a variety of different backgrounds -- whether Keller’s jazz training or Berrin’s classic hip-hop and new wave upbringing -- the group manages to be serious without taking themselves too seriously. It’s that balance of solemnity and whimsy that allows punk and tenderness to live side by side: chunky, distorted guitar on some tracks, and near-whisper on others; brash yells or tame, wry wit. They first released the EP Hate It Here in 2017 and followed it up their most recent EP, Ow, which earned praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, FADER, Vulture, AV Club, High Snobiety, Paste and more. Berrin’s music reveals internal discord -- she’s intent to cast off the “nice girl” narrative, and that means turning herself inside out to show that the inside isn’t so put-together after all. Read More
Listen: Pom Pom Squad - Heavy Heavy

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PONY

Toronto, CANADA
Take one listen to the grungy power pop of PONY and you’ll immediately re...alize why their music was once included in an episode of Degrassi. Each of their tracks is a mini exploration into some of the most relatable feelings, including the pitfalls of falling hard and fast for someone and the all consuming dread and worry that comes with the decisions of daily life. In 2014 Sam Bielanski gave up her dream of being a Broadway star to write her own songs. Since the bands inception, PONY has released two EPs, including Crushed and Do You, which came out in 2017 on Buzz Records. Inspired by artists including Paramore, That Dog, The Breeders, and Veruca Salt, PONY has already started carving out a name for themselves, sharing the stage with acts including Charly Bliss, Shonen Knife, Bleached and Remember Sports. Although the band may have missed their rightful chance to soundtrack the penultimate dance scene of every 90s teenage romantic comedy, their debut full length — which is due out in 2020 — will be filled with more than enough emotive glitter power pop to accompany our modern-day crush-filled daydreams. Read More
Listen: PONY - I Dont Know

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ShitKid

Stockholm, SWEDEN
When Åsa Söderqvist began making music under the name back in 2015, her a...ppeal lay within her intense punk ethic, which saw her bucking trends at every turn as she slipped seamlessly between genres - there was a sense that the ShitKid sound was defined not by one unifying aesthetic, but rather whatever it was she felt like trying her hand at on any given day. The early results were exhilarating, with praise from across a music press equally confounded and beguiled by her fearlessness. There’s a reason why Bandcamp called her. “the weirdest musician in Sweden”, and it’s probably best explained by what Beat Magazine went on to say about her: “it’s fully possible that no one has ever sounded like they give less fucks than ShitKid”. Read More

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