Alphabetically Ordered Watch List
Usually I put lists in order by preference- the band I’m most enjoying goes first. This month, I wanted to put them all first, so I put them in alphabetical order. Check them all out- you probably won’t like every single one (the genres range from Bryan Kitchen’s mellow ambient to Remainder 3’s heavy post-grunge), but you’re bound to like two or three.
Band: The Alpha and the Omega
Bottom Line: Dense rock sound that combines Pink Floyd-esque psychedelia with modern rock ideas to create a very ethereal mood.
Band: Designated Johnny
Album: Back Down EP
Website: www.purevolume.com/designatedjohnny + www.purevolume.com/backdownep
Bottom Line: Gleeful, swaggering, attitude-filled ska that is conducive to dancing, yelling along, and generally going nuts.
Band: Bryan Kitchens
Bottom Line: Kitchens is armed with highly absorbing ambient guitar epics that unfold elegantly. His songs get better each time you hear them.
Album: Southern Glitch EP
Website: www.purevolume.com/remainder3 + www.remainder3.co.uk
Bottom Line: Smashing Pumpkins-esque slabs of grunge chased by moody, melodic, temperamental sections in a great example of true post-grunge.
Band: Ringer T
Genre: Mellow indie / folk
Album: This Place
Bottom Line: Caught between folk and pop-rock, this band makes some seriously beautiful and lightly rocking music that’s perfect to chill to. It’s your call on which side (folksy or poppy) is better.
Band: This is Rocket Science
Bottom Line: Whirling, dreamy, passionate songs that are propelled by equal parts fuzzed-out guitar, distant vocals, and galloping drums.