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17 Underrated Bands You Need To Listen To ASAP

Here's your chance to say, "I heard them first."

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community for the pop-punk and alternative bands that deserve more love. Here are the results you can rock out to.

1. SWMRS

Who they are: A punk rock band from Oakland, California.

Why you should listen to them: If you love a mix of the Beach Boys and the Ramones, this band is for you. iHeartRadio recently featured them as an artist to watch, and Rolling Stone is amped about their new album. Oh, and the drummer is Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day's son, which is pretty damn cool.

Give this song a try: "Figuring It Out"

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2. PHOX

Who they are: An alt-rock/folksy band from Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Why you should listen to them: Lead singer Monica Martin's voice is insanely addicting to listen to, and they've played at South by Southwest and Lollapalooza.

Give this song a try: "Slow Motion"

—Daniel Richard, Facebook

3. PVRIS

Who they are: A rock band from Lowell, Massachusetts.

Why you should listen to them: They write songs about topics close to the heart, like staying true to yourself even when people are trying to take you down, and are currently supporting Awolnation and Fall Out Boy on tour.

Give this song a try: "My House"

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5. Real Friends

Who they are: A pop-punk band from Tinley Park, Illinois.

Why you should listen to them: They've been inspired by Taking Back Sunday and the Starting Line, and they're exactly the kind of band you'd see at Warped Tour.

Give this song a try: "I Don't Love You Anymore"

—Ben Vlam, Facebook

6. Beta Play

Who they are: An indie rock band from Santa Barbara, California.

Why you should listen to them: They've toured with Plain White T's and Gin Blossoms, and the lead singer has a seriously beautiful voice. It'll reel you in.

Give this song a try: "Heaven Is Under the Sun"

—Jordan Kopsky, Facebook

8. Jukebox the Ghost

Who they are: An alternative/pop-rock band from Washington, D.C.

Why you should listen to them: They've appeared on Letterman and Conan, performed at Lollapalooza, and had pretty awesome success with their single "Somebody" on alt-rock stations in the U.S.

Give this song a try: "Somebody"

—Betty Jane, Facebook

10. FIDLAR

Who they are: A garage-punk rock band from Los Angeles.

Why you should listen to them: Rolling Stone has called them a band you should be paying attention to, and they've toured with the Black Lips and the Hives.

Give this song a try: "No Waves"

—Michaela Chakos, Facebook

11. Modern Baseball

Who they are: An indie rock band from Philadelphia.

Why you should listen them: Alternative Press has featured their music multiple times on its website, the band's opened for Say Anything, and they are the epitome of pop-punk.

Give this song a try: "Rock Bottom"

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12. Twin Peaks

Who they are: A garage rock band from Chicago.

Why you should listen to them: Their songs have some insane power chords, and they said they've been inspired by the Replacements, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.

Give this song a try: "Making Breakfast"

—Michaela Chakos, Facebook

13. Palma Violets

Who they are: A garage-indie rock band from Lambeth, London.

Why you should listen to them: NME has listed them on their list of artists of the year, and BBC has recognized them for their work numerous times as well.

Give this song a try: "English Tongue"

—Leah Plante-Wiener, Facebook

17. Wet

Who they are: A Brooklyn-based alternative-pop band.

Why you should listen to them: They stole your hearts on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and lead singer Kelly Zutrau's voice is heartbreaking and perfect.

Give this song a try: "Deadwater"

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