Alternative Nation’s Modern Artists Showcase: January 2015 (#2)

Welcome to the 30th version of Alternative Nation’s Modern Artists Showcase. Last time, we posted the bands: Artemixia Cor, Sisters Of…, Ink, and Milk White Throat. Click here to check out the previous feature. If you are interested in being in future installments of the feature, please email to be considered. For now, here’s some bands that peaked our interest. Let us know in the comments section what you think!

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Sandrider is a sludgy rock trio consisting of frontman Jon Weisnewski, bassist Jesse Roberts, and drummer Nat Damm. The Seattle-based group released Godhead in 2013 via Good to Die Records, which boasts a heavy, stomping Red Fang vibe. You can expect more beer-can-exploding, mosh-inducing, ass-kickery on their split 12″ LP with Kinski set for next month including a cover of Jane’s Addiction’s “Mountain Song.” Watch the video for “Gorgon” below:

Mad Seed
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Keeping grunge alive in Argentina, Mad Seed is a rock quartet blasting fuzzy guitars and smooth vocal hooks. The band released their debut self-titled album last year, which you can hear in its entirety by clicking here. While key elements of the Seattle sound is still prominent in Mad Seed’s material, these guys keep the down-tuned strings and angst-driven verses fresh. Check out tracks “Hypocrite’s Day” and “Mrs. Bitch” below:


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Slick, smooth, and well… stunning is the alliteration I would use to define this dynamic alternative group. Stun, located in Germany, tease noise rock tendencies with a hypnotizing Afghan Whigs-like vocal delivery. The band’s most recent release, Ok Hunter, came out in 2012. Watch the video for “Paris Vegas” below:

Winter of None
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Winter of None has a sleek hard rock tone similar to the likes of Alter Bridge or Velvet Revolver. Vocalist Geoff Piper paves the way for soaring choruses as guitarist Vitor Pereira shreds all the back to 1989. Their self-titled EP was released last year. Check out tracks “Faded Sun” and “Hard to Find” and more below: