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Scranton, Pa.
Sounds like: Fast, melodic, and honest are just a few words to describe Shorthand's new wave pop punk sound. They have the ability to balance their fast, energetic instrumentals with catchy, storytelling lyrics.
Fun fact: Shorthand practices in their friend's taxidermy studio and draws inspiration from their spirit animals.
Find them:,, Twitter: @shorthandsucks,
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Sounds like: Vocalist Lauren Measure and the cast of rotating members create an honest and raw pop punk sound.
Fun fact: Worriers played a show in Croatia on vocalist/guitarist Lauren's 30th birthday and the only other band was a stoner metal group from California who had mutual friends, Tiny World.
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War On Women
Baltimore, Md.
Sounds like: Hardcore feminist punk. The band's message of equality comes through furious, direct, and intelligent lyrics combined with strong riffs.
Fun fact: Their drummer makes pickles for a living. They call their guitarist Nancy “our own personal ScarJo,” and guitarist Brooks made them listen to Katy Perry on their last tour.
Find them:,, Twitter: @WarOnWomyn, Instagram: @waronwomen,​

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