Sounds like: Fast-pace garage punk with raw vocals and sprinkled with bits of Dinosaur Jr and Minor Threat.
Fun fact: Karate Camp often is considered a metal, because they always play at metal shows. They also cannot go a single practice without taking a trip to Guitar Center or a cheap fast-food joint.
Find them: facebook.com/KarateCamp, soundcloud.com/karate-camp/tracks, karatecamp.bandcamp.com
Rockaway, N. J.
Sounds like: Catchy pop-punk stuffed with personl lyrics, melodic guitar riffs, and strong influences from 'Into it. Over it' and 'The Story So Far.'
Fun fact: Luke, their vocalist and guitar player, used his absurdly fat cat Gizmo to model their most recent run of t-shirts. The cat wore an adult small.
Find them: facebook.com/harvardonthehillnj, harvardonthehill.bandcamp.com/ soundcloud.com/harvard-on-the-hill, loftmanrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-certain-point-of-view, harvardonthehill.tumblr.com, Twitter: @hothnj
Sounds like: Post-hardcore/alternative rock filled with big and energentic moments, as well as soft and melodic pieces.
Fun fact: The original version of 'Honest Prayers,' the first single off of their EP, was written in five minutes.
Find them: facebook.com/allapartus, allapartus.bandcamp.com, allapartus.tumblr.com, allapartus.com, youtube.com/channel/UC-8c69yX4kpIfsgYM8Bub0Q