Sounds like: Progressive instrumental rock with echoing riffs and melodies that you get lost in and find yourself all at once.
Fun fact: Each member of the band started off playing on a different instrument. Also, their guitarist Joe Wilga hasn't washed his hair in 2 years, and drummer Bill Gerrity studies at Berklee College of Music.
Find them: lostcontinentsband.bandcamp.com, facebook.com/lostcontinentsmusic, soundcloud.com/lost-continents
Morristown, N. J.
Sounds like: Psychedelic rock with an ambient lo-fi sound. It's as if Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen made a Sonic Youth album.
Fun fact: Members Andrew Merclean, their lead guitarist and Chris Gennone, the lead vocalist and guitarist went to preschool together. The band is currently recording their second, full-length album.
Find them: tribaldays.bandcamp.com, facebook.com/tribaldays, Instagram: @tribaldays, Twitter: @tribaldaysband
Cape May, N.J.
Sounds like: Emo — with noodly guitar riffs and raw vocals that create a sound that nods to their hardcore upbringing.
Fun fact: The band has just returned from a year-long hiatus, due to the members getting into a bloody Anchorman-style street brawl over the outro to some song they've all forgotten how to play. The band's scars have faded, and their powerful and sometimes disturbingly lustful friendship is back in place!
Find them: nicknames.bandcamp.com, facebook.com/NICKNAMESNJ