Alternative Nation’s Modern Artists Showcase: March 2015

Welcome to the 34th version of Alternative Nation’s Modern Artists Showcase. Last time, we posted the bands: Carthasy, Anakin, December in Red, and Death By Toaster. 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!

Made Violent

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While already securing a release with Columbia Records, Made Violent is destined to make it large. Their style fits perfectly in today’s upbeat garage-rock, blues-tinged, pop-melody cravings. Their debut self-titled EP was released last month as the group tour across the US with Cold Fronts. Watch the video for “Two Tone Hair” below:

The Trillions

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Groovy rockers Charles Glenn, Christopher Smith, Robbie King, and Joe Ferguson make up the infectious, guitar-driven quartet that is The Trillions. Earlier this year, they released their latest album, Superposition, which is full of relentlessly catchy tunes. The group has also recently toured with J Roddy Walston and The Business as well as shared the stage with The Head and The Heart, Girl Talk, Best Coast, Motion City Soundtrack, and more. Check out single “1984” below:

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The Bright Light Social Hour

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The Bright Light Social Hour’s psychedelic approach to indie results in a dreamy, modern soundscape of 70’s rock n’ roll. Just recently, the band’s sophomore studio album, Space Is Still the Place, came out via Frenchkiss Records. The LP continues their smooth flowing jams with light hints of southern blues. Check out the visualizer for “Infinite Cities” below:



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Coarse is a three-piece alt-rock band located in Bedfordshire, UK. They released a EP titled The D.I.Y. Project Vol. 1 last year containing four raw, grunge-laced heavy hitters. Check out tracks “Scarf Knitter,” “Cold,” and more below:

  • bob jones

    That new Trillions record rules. I saw them open up for J Roddy Walston at The Bowery Ballroom in good.

  • Boom

    Boom try to broaden music tastes Nd give modern artists a try. Fuck pure shit to Boom ear. They should do the car wash job. Pure shit Nd no air time given.

  • Derek Beaver

    May the COARSE be with you….Always