Summer Holds The Earth
Sounds like: Two parts melodic hardcore and one part emo — lyrically tackling difficult subjects through metaphors.
Fun fact: The band has changed its lineup three times but has always maintained their drummer Nate Harbaugh and guitarist/vocalist Derek Jolley.
Find them: facebook.com/SummerHoldsTheEarth, Twitter: @summerholdstheearth, timetablerecords.bandcamp.com, summerholdstheearth.tumblr.com, youtube.com/SummerHoldsTheEarth
Sounds like: Raw, dynamic, and honest punk rock — screaming at you that everything may not be ok, but someone else knows how much life can suck.
Fun fact: Their vocalist and guitartist, Dylan has all 32 adult teeth. Jake, their bassist, has an alter ego named Andrew. Sam, their drummer is a man of mystery and refuses to divulge such information.
Find them: facebook.com/americanverse, americanversema.bandcamp.com, Twitter: @americanverse, americanverse.tumblr.com
New Brunswick, N.J.
Sounds like: Pop punk — their fresh sound is agressive, explosive, and filled with melodic hooks.
Fun fact: Their debut EP, ‘Peru’, named after the small New England town they first rehearsed in.
Find them: americanlionsband.com, facebook.com/americanlionsband, Instagram: @AmericanLions, Twitter: @American_Lions, americanlions.bandcamp.com