Welcome to the 36th version of Alternative Nation’s Modern Artists Showcase. Last time, we posted the bands: Honeyblood, Slutever, Mirror Illusion, and Desgraciadas. Click here to check out the previous feature. If you are interested in being in future installments of the feature, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered. For now, here’s some bands that peaked our interest. Let us know in the comments section what you think!
One could assume that a jam rock approach to a Pearl Jam song format would be far from conventional aesthetics, but to my dismay, Dry Can pull it off with exceedingly impressive ease. This French four-piece group define originality with the release of last year’s LP, Meanwhile. Three tracks in, guitarist Anne Lupieri takes the mic to expose her sultry vocals. As a whole, the album is fourteen remarkable songs that explore the realms and far corners of alternative. Watch the video for “Path” below:
Lightbulb is an alternative rock group with eccentrically progressive tendencies. Frontman Ville Puurtinen, bassist Niko Salmela, and drummer Teemu Huuki formed together to construct, Bulb Fiction, a diverse full-length album laced with pop melodies that was released this year. Watch the video for “Broken Bones” below:
Cincinnati-based noise-punk rock band, Gazer, formed only but a couple years back, yet have already revealed a meaty chunk of gut-wrenching material. Their most recent release, Fake Bulbs, came out last year via Phratry Records. The tweaky experimentation of Tom Morello clashing with the aneurysm-inducing rawness similar to Swans or Big Black allow for a unique and memorable listen. Check out tracks “A Nurse For a Human” and “Defex” below: