Sounds like: Pop rock with a clean sound and catchy lyrics.
Fun fact: The members of Send Request, as a whole, cannot grow adequate facial hair. Andrew is a self-proclaimed “gear junkie.” Aron began playing the bass because of his duties with the band. Derek has an obsession with Katy Perry. Jon loves the Vans Warped Tour, Marvel Comics, and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Find them: facebook.com/sendrequestband, sendrequest.bandcamp.com, Twitter: @sendrequestband, Instagram: @sendrequest
Cleveland, Ohio / Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sounds like: Indie folk — they are a combination of The Front Bottoms and The Avett Brothers' long-lost cousin.
Fun fact: Jake and Max are brothers, and the band will often just be the two of them playing guitar and banjo when the full band can't make gigs. They grew up playing in punk rock bands together.
Find them: facebook.com/meridianohio, meridianohio.bandcamp.com, Twitter: @meridianohio
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sounds like: Crystalyne sound as if Paramore and We Are the In Crowd had a younger sister who plays pop rock.
Fun fact: Crystalyne was thrilled to learn that they were the 2014 winners of Bell Media's Radio Star National Talent Search, a cross-Canada talent competition in association with Canadian Music Week.
Find them: crystalynemusic.com, facebook.com/CrystalyneMusic, crystalyne.bandcamp.com