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Blinded Passenger
Scranton, Pa.
Sounds like: Alternative rock with an upbeat Americana sound with hints of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty's influence.
Fun fact: The band is currently working on recording their first full-length album, “The Electric,” due out this summer. It is a brand new sound for the band, as opposed to their previous to EPs, which featured more of an Americana/folk rock sound. These songs will have a grittier alternative vibe.
Find them: facebook.com/blindedpassenger, reverbnation.com/blindedpassenger
Tir Asleen
Calhoun, Ga.
Sounds like: Post hardcore — if you put Botch and mewithoutYou in a blender, you'd create Tir Asleen's sound, filled with heavy riffs and strong vocals.
Fun fact: The band has a vocabulary of terms that they use while on tour centered around the word “van.” (ex: Vandorum – Hysteria acquired from being in the van for way too long.)
Find them: facebook.com/tirasleen, tirasleen.tumblr.com, tirasleen.bandcamp.com, Instagram: @tirasleenband
Carousel Kings
Lancaster, Pa.
Sounds like: Fast, catchy punk rock — it's the kind of music that makes you want to jump around and start a circle pit, with fast-paced drums, pop hooks, and catchy lyrics.
Fun fact: Their drummer's birthday is every day of the year. Also, every member writes guitar for Carousel Kings.
Find them: facebook.com/carouselkings, last.fm/music/Carousel+Kings, reverbnation.com/carouselkings, Twitter: @crslkngs​

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