Alternative Nation’s Modern Artists Showcase: October 2013

Welcome to the second edition of our newest addition to the website, the New Artists Showcase. Last time, we posted the bands: Soi Distant, Dave Show, Blind Thieves, and Senium. Click here to check out the previous feature. If you are interested in being in future installments of the feature, please email altnationbands@gmail.com to be considered. For now, here’s some of our favorites from the initial submissions. Let us know in the comments what you think and who your favorite of the four is!

Today Riley Rowe handpicked the submissions for this edition:

Hight/Low

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Official Facebook, Official Soundcloud

High/Low’s lo-fi alternative sound would’ve fit perfectly in the 90’s.  The 2-piece rock band is currently working on their debut LP, as this will be their 4th release amongst their EPs and other mini albums.  A Kickstarter is currently funding their upcoming album as they plan for a release soon.

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Tan Sister Radio

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Official Facebook, Official Bandcamp

When asked for a bio, the band delivered us this:
“We’ve been recording our album since April, but really we’ve been working on it for the better part of five years: locking ourselves in hot rehearsal rooms, headlining garages for the neighborhood girls, touring dirty floors and shifty stages up and down the west, and wasting hours of digital tape on songs that never saw the light of day, because they just weren’t good enough. We were weaned on Westerburg, we danced with Dylan and spent the sleepless teen years staring at our eyelids, Al Green singing us sweetly in love. And every note that has fallen on our ears has contaminated us, to be consciously or subconsciously regurgitated, the silly trill of a Dirty Projectors guitar line or the stacatto attack of a Converge drum fill. But we’ve always looked to the Song to be our giving mother and guiding father, our toy and our gun. The Song, a chord and a lyric, is the soul of a track, and even with a heartbeat and flesh and blood, a soulless track is still soulless. So we make sure the soul of a song is solid, honest, and meaningful, and then we build around it just enough to give it a shape, a form. But at its center is still the soul: thoughts and emotions set to song.”

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Spitehouse

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Official Facebook, Official Soundcloud

This rock trio, located in London, is as raw as it gets.  Reminiscent to the melodic progressions and distorted riffs that would pour from Kurt Cobain’s guitar, Spitehouse is a good combination of grunge, garage, and acoustic MTV Unplugged-esque rock.

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Satellite Hearts

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Official Facebook, Official Bandcamp

Satellite Hearts has that classic, yet funky vibe that begs both the dancers and headbangers to keep on listening.  With a foot-tappin’ groove, the band from Philadelphia reminds one of the Black Keys, except with a harder punch.  Their most recent EP, “Four to the Floor,” takes a modern twist to rock n’ roll and makes it fresh again.

  • Fernando Sjc Heesendower

    Me and the other band members in my band have talking, and we were originally thinking about ripping-off Puddle of Mudd. We now have been thinking about completely stealing the song structures from these bands’ classic hits.

    You see, we want to be that band saves rock ‘n’ roll. We want to bring the genre out of its grave. We want to be the next Beatles, Led Zeppelin, or Nirvana. And to do that, we gotta be BIG. But to do that, we got to go HUGE.

    We feel if we steal these song structures, completely change the lyrics, and release and promote the hell out of them as singles, make big videos, we could be the biggest band in the world.

    Here are the songs we want to rip-off:

    1. With Or Without You – U2
    2. Even Flow – Pearl Jam
    3. All Star – Smash Mouth
    4. Cherub Rock – The Smashing Pumpkins
    5. Blurry – Nirvana
    6. On a Plain – Nirvana

  • Boom

    Tell Boom genius. What record is Blurry by Nirvana from?

    You fucking trolling fuck. Get a life, 3rd time Boom seen this same list at the place.

    Booms band should do this. Rock the fuck out and fuck groupies in the ass. Rock n roll. Boom get shit ready and email. Prepare for Boom you fucks.
    Boom out!!

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