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

Welcome to the 33rd version of Alternative Nation’s Modern Artists Showcase. Last time, we posted the bands: Acid Baby Jesus, Concreatures, Happyness, and Silent Radio. 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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Hailing from Australia, Carthasy is an alternative prog metal group that borders the melodies of conventional rock with experimental time signatures and soundscapes. The Gyre, their debut LP, boasts explosive dynamics and captivating riffs captured by producer Matthew Templeman (Statues) and mixer Aaron Harris (Isis). Watch the video for “Roche” below:


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Formed in 2010, Anakin’s formula is simply genius. Take the synth-y atmospheres of space rock, mix them with pop-punk hooks, add a touch of 90’s alternative to get an overall alluring and unique set of tracks. The SoCal quartet released Celestial Frequency Shifter this month via No Sleep Records. Check out tracks “Satellite” and “Send/Recieve” below:

December in Red

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With influences of early Incubus and Deftones, December in Red appeals to fans of hard, alternative, and mainstream rock as well as those with guilty pleasures of nu-metal. The Seattle-based group will be releasing The Way Out on March 10th via CaviGold Records, which smoothly showcases both soft, atmospheric and moshing metalcore aspects. Watch the video for “Send Me a Postcard” below:

Death By Toaster

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Death by Toaster are a straight-forward punk rock band based on pure engaging harmonies and tunes. The trio have released That’s Life and One Is Two, which are a part of a four EP series. Check out tracks “Eat Your Money” and “That’s Life” below: