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Silhouette Lies
Scranton, Pa.
Sounds like: A melting pot of post-hardcore, hard rock, and metal creates a cohesive and balanced sound, with influences that include AFI, Thrice, and Deftones.
Fun fact: Silhouette Lies' self-titled EP was recorded as well as engineered by the members of the band, in the comfort of their bass player Nick's apartment.
Find them:,, EP is streaming on Spotify for free
Family Animals
Scranton, Pa.
Sounds like: Family Animals don't have a specific genre, switching genres from song to song without hesitation. They refer to themselves as “eccentric basement rock.”
Fun fact: 90 percent of their instruments and amps have been the same since they started playing 14 years ago, now consisting mostly of glue and tape.
Find them:,,
Rusty Cage
Gainesville, Fla.
Sounds like: A dark twist of folk, blues, and hip-hop with flair that shows deep Southern roots.
Fun fact: Rusty Cage writes songs with lyrical content purposely tailored to cause the listener to feel depressed and hopeless. The singer/songwriter also had a song that went viral on YouTube called “The Knife Game Song.”
Find them:,, ​

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