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These 15 Alternative Rock Artists Deserve Your Attention Right Now!

On New Year’s Day Alternative Nation posted an article Make Listening to These Ten Up and Coming Bands Your New Year’s Resolution, and now that we have given you some time to fall in love with those ten bands, here are fifteen more. So before you start raving out (do the kids still do that?) to that new Skrillex record, try listening to these ten bands that may just save rock and roll and make people realize that EDM is pretty much just disco.

Dear Stalker
Lisa Murphwell – Vocals/Guitar
Adam Learner – Bass/Backing Vocals
Alan Murphwell – Drums
A three piece band from Melbourne, Australia which features a talented front woman with a stellar and bold voice accompanied by one of the best rhythm sections in modern rock, Dear Stalker have the pieces in place to break at any moment.


Echo Collider
Members:  Bryan, Matt, Derek, RJ and Matt
Echo Collider is a five piece progressive hard rock band hailing from Kansas City, MO. Dynamically mixing heavy guitars along with moments where the listener can get whisked up in the exploratory song progression, Echo Collider have the music to take you on a trip.


Dear Adamus
Raytheon Dunn: Vocals/Guitar
Chris Wilkins: Bass/ Vocals
Severin Di Croce: Drums
With multiple vocalists that are as smooth and flawless as they come and a sound that rivals some of the best singer/songwriter acts of today, Dear Adamas is just getting started with their latest single “Somber Face”.

Reverb Nation

Helms Alee
Ben Verellen:  Guitar/Vocals
Dana James:  Bass/Vocals
Hozoji Margullis:  Drums/Vocals

A three piece band out of Seattle, WA, Helms Alee are masters of progressive melodies and vocal harmonies; its modern rock that builds and explodes. If you like Tool they are a must listen, though Helms Alee are by no means imitators and often branch out finding unexplored musical territory. And on a side note, their album artwork is breathtaking.


Home Address
Frankie Mattero:  Vocals
Brandon DeAtley:  Drums
Albert Deel:  Bass/Vocals
Christian Deel:  Guitar
Brandon Deel:  Guitar
Home Address is a five piece band from Fredericksburg, Virginia that radiates nothing but feel good alternative rock. It’s one of those rare perfect musical marriages where all the components mesh together to form a unique and refreshing sound all its own, as evident in the track “Supposedly“.


Inner Temple
Dustin Schumacher: Guitar/Vocals
Keeyan Zimmerman: Drums
Dan Dent: Bass
A three piece band from Bloomsburg, PA, Inner Temple quench the thirst for fans of early 90s alternative rock that crave that type of new music from a modern band.  Inner Temple are carrying the torch passed on by Nirvana and The Screaming Trees but with a modern twist.

Messenger Birds
Parker: Vocals/Guitar
Chris: Drums
A two piece band from Detriot, MI, Messenger Birds are a bit grungy and a bit solo Jack White, but their use of space allows them to stand apart from their peers.

Outta The Furnace
Minnesota John: Guitar/vocals
Stevie Steve: Bass Guitar
Matt Albright: Drums
Outta The Furnace are a three piece bluesy modern rock band from Virginia Beach, VA. White Stripes meets Buddy Guy; Outta The Furnace has formed a sound all their own.

Reverb Nation

Sabrosa Purr
Will Love: Vocals/Guitar
Sabrosa Purr is an experimental alternative rock band from Los Angeles, CA. They have taken a wide range of influences while superbly taking advantage of time in their songwriting and created something truly extraordinary.


Tim Branom
Alternative Nation’s very own multi-talented reporter Tim Branom is a rock music veteran from Los Angeles, California. Branom has worked with the likes of Layne Staley and Days of the New. A guru in the studio and a great songwriter, Branom’s music is tailored to perfection. Throw in some great hooks, perfect transitions, and voice that can rattle the soul, Branom’s music is a must listen.  Branom just released a raucous new single entitled “Blind” last month, download it on iTunes.

Reverb Nation

Ultra Major (Formally Concreatures)
Ty Jontz
Nick Tardif
Eric Pearson
From Brooklyn, NY, Ultra Major create nothing but great and heavy melodic tracks. Their sound is a throw back to the 90’s with smooth vocals and loud guitars.; a hint of Screaming Trees mixed with their own brand of alternative rock.


The Vidos
Brett Hornall: Lead Vocals/Bass
Kirk Musfelt: Guitar / Backup Vocals
Nolan Nielsen: Drums / Backup Vocals
The Vidos are a three piece punk band from Vancouver, BC, Canada and fun is the only way to describe them. Their music isn’t overplayed pop/punk nonsense, but is actually reminiscent of the early punk days by perfecting the habitual short punk track with excellent musicianship.


Keith Freund: Vocals/Guitar/Bass
Chris Oquist: Drums
Ribs are a duo from Boston, MA. With heavy guitars layered with a vocalist that has the aura of The Cure’s Robert Smith, Ribs have conjured up a sound like no other. They have opened for the likes of bands like Queens of the Stone Age and in 2016 a much anticipated new album is set to be released.


If you have completely given up on rock or just came back from that much anticipated trip to mars, or any other random place completely void of all things regarding rock music in pop culture, and haven’t heard these two bands that have recently garnered significant fan bases, you should check them out!


Dead Sara

What are some of your favorite up and coming artists?  Feel free to share in the comments section below.

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XL Recordings To Release 25th Anniversary Box Set Featuring Radiohead, The White Stripes, & More

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, XL Recordings of the Beggars Group is releasing a compilation box set entitled Pay Close Attention on August 25. The anniversary collection will be available in 4-LP/DVD and 2-CD formats and will feature songs from The White Stripes, Radiohead, and more in its massive 33 audio track, 10 video track collection.

According to XL’s website for the box set, the first part of the compilation aims to celebrate underground music while part 2 examines the XL artists that have reached critical and commercial success. Their website also chronicles the histories of XL artists in timelines and features exclusive content such as mini-docs about Vampire Weekend and Odd Future. Below, view the tracklist for Pay Close Attention:

Part 1
01. SL2 – DJs Take Control
02. The Prodigy – Out Of Space
03. Awesome 3 – Don’t Go (Kicks Like A Mule Mix)
04. Liquid – Sweet Harmony
05. Jonny L – Piper
06. Roy Davis Jr. Feat. Peven Everett – Gabriel (Live Garage Version)
07. Dem 2 – Destiny
08. Nu-Birth – Anytime
09. Basement Jaxx – Jump N’ Shout
10. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
11. Wiley – Igloo
12. Various Production – Hater
13. Giggs – Talkin The Hardest
14. SBTRKT – Wildfire (ft. Little Dragon)
15. Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving

Part 2
01. Prodigy – Firestarter
02. Peaches – Fuck The Pain Away
03. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
04. Devendra Banhart – I Feel Just Like A Child
05. Badly Drawn Boy- Once Around The Block **
06. Ratatat – Seventeen Years
07. M.I.A. – Paper Planes
08. Thom Yorke – The Eraser
09. Gil Scott-Heron – New York Is Killing Me
10. Radiohead – Weird Fishes/ Arpeggi
11. Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers
12. The Horrors – Sea Within A Sea
13. Jai Paul – BTSTU (EDIT)
14. Bobby Womack – Please Forgive My Heart
15. The xx – Angels
16. Sampha – Too Much
17. Vampire Weekend – Step
18. King Krule – Easy Easy
19. ADELE – Rolling In The Deep

01. Prodigy – Firestarter (Director: Walter Stern)
02. Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At (Director: Traktor)
03. The White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl (Director: Michel Gondry)
04. Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp (Director: Ruben Fleischer)
05. M.I.A – BirdFlu (Director: M.I.A)
06. Vampire Weekend – A-Punk (Director: Hammer and Tongs)
07 Radiohead – Lotus Flower (Director: Garth Jennings)
08. Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here (Director: Jane Pollard)
09. Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers (Director: Tyler, The Creator)
10. ADELE – Someone Like You (Live From The Brits 2011)