Welcome to the 32nd version of Alternative Nation’s Modern Artists Showcase. Last time, we posted the bands: Cobalt Cranes, Soul Inclination, The Division Men, and Plantation. Click here to check out the previous feature. If you are interested in being in future installments of the feature, please email email@example.com to be considered. For now, here’s some bands that peaked our interest. Let us know in the comments section what you think!
Acid Baby Jesus
Hailing all the way over from Greece, this rock quartet is bringing back the sweet sounds of 60’s psychedelic mashed up with an eerie, goth vibe. Acid Baby Jesus formed in 2009 and have continued to churn out eccentric and energetic batches of songs via Slovenly Recordings. Their most recent release, Selected Recordings, furthers the group’s experimentation both sonically and stylistically all while delivering a surrealistic audio trip. Watch the video for “Vegetable” below:
If Smashing Pumpkins Gish era caught a case of the post-punk/rock flu, the result would be the London-based trio, Happyness. It is undeniably difficult to not press play again after listening to these guys. They have mastered the ability to evoke emotions with either their raw, alternative jams or their melancholic, textural hymns. Check out the visualizer for “Montreal Rock Band Somewhere” below:
Concreatures have the quintessential blend of fuzzy reverb, dynamic tension, and distorted bliss that would inevitably give a hard-on to any grungehead. Last month, the group released their debut LP, Pretending to Swim, a collection of eight addicting tracks that pride themselves on fusing the layers of space-y shoegaze with sassy, yet loud indie rock. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the likes of Steve Albini or Butch Vig working with this group in the future. Watch the video for “White Noise” below:
Two musicians in a studio for two days can end in a million different directions. In Tim Fullerton and Nick Schleitwiler’s case, this formula created an entire album and thus Silent Radio was born. Simply titled Weekend Sessions, this LP strives with the straight-forward rock drive of the Foo Fighters and the groovy vocals resembling The Gutter Twins. Check out tracks “Pointed Elsewhere” and “Big Dog” below: