By Amanda Dittmar - For Weekender

Quick Chord: C h r y s a l i s, Out of Ashes, and Chemtrail

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    C h r y s a l i s

    Mount Pocono, Pa./ Long Island, N.Y.

    Sounds like: Anime & pop influenced post-rock. For fans of: Naruto, You Blew It!, murder-mystery parties.

    Fun fact: C h r y s a l i s member Bae Ayanami’s favorite hobby is building Gunpla (Gundam models.)

    Find them: facebook.com/baeayanami, baeayanami.bandcamp.com,

    Twitter/Instagram: @baexayanami

    Out of Ashes

    Howell, N.J.

    Sounds like: Alternative/ Hard Rock — with vocals reminiscent of Chester Bennington and Amy Lee teaming up for an epic, harmony sound.

    Fun fact: The members refer to each other as Bae but in different spellings: Rob is Bay, Sam is Bæ, Brad is Bhae, May is Bae, and Alex is Allen.

    Find them: facebook.com/OutofAshesnj, outofashesnj.bandcamp.com, soundcloud.com/outofashesnj, Instagram/Twitter: @outofashesnj

    Chemtrail

    Asbury Park, N.J.

    Sounds like: Emotional, heartbreaking, and inspirational instrumental post-rock. For those that like Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky

    Fun fact: The band’s interests include playing music, listening to music, traveling and beer.

    Find them: chemtrailmusic.com, facebook.com/chemtrailmusic, chemtrailmusic.bandcamp.com, Instagram/Twitter: @chemtrailmusic

    By Amanda Dittmar

    For Weekender

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    Bobby Bates Photography photo, courtesy of Chemtrail

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    Bobby Bates Photography photo, courtesy of Chemtrail

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    Knox Bogdan photo, courtesy of Out of Ashes