Sugar Notch, Pa.
Sounds like: Indie pop with influences ranging from The Whispers to Graham Nash to Marc Ribot.
Fun fact: Their song “I'm Not Afraid” was featured in the independent movie “Forev” starring NoŽl Wells (now a featured performer on “SNL”). Also, the band has been recording at home for about four years now.
Find them: facebook.com/pages/Eww-Yaboo/127512393950666, ewwyaboo.bandcamp.com, soundcloud.com/ewwyaboo, Twitter: @ewwyaboo
Sounds like: Indie pop — their orchestral pop sound is hypnotic with a balanced blend of entrancing synths and vocals.
Fun fact: Everyone in the band is an educated jazz musician from music academies in Norway. ōystein Skar and Trond Bersu come from the same tiny valley in Middle Norway.
Find them: highasakite.no, facebook.com/highasakitemusic, youtube.com/highasakiteband, Twitter/Instagram: @highasakiteband
Sounds like: Poetic noise rock — they are Pavement and Liz Phair's “new '90s” child. A combination of distorted guitars, catchy riffs, and honest lyrics create Speedy Ortiz's “signature abrasive clarity.”
Fun fact: It's highly likely that at least one member of Speedy Ortiz will make soup at each gas station stop on tour
Find them: facebook.com/speedyortiz, speedyortiz.livejournal.com, speedyortiz.bandcamp.com