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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

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCiNJXrNh3H/?taken-by=swmrs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arG2PSaR6e4

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"

Anna Kopsky

2. PHOX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcnQ9-qWSfc
https://www.instagram.com/p/BACydmtNGw_/

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

https://www.facebook.com/PVRISBandMa/photos/pb.144922842254138.-2207520000.1457550170./813480058731743/?type=3&theater
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aQz-aKvyQU

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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4. Candy Hearts

Violently Happy Records
https://www.instagram.com/p/BCBCN6PTD1Z/?taken-by=candyheartsband&hl=en

Who they are: A pop-punk band from New York and New Jersey.

Why you should listen to them: Hayley Williams of Paramore loves them, and they've recorded a record with Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory.

Give this song a try: "I Miss You"

Caitylyn09

5. Real Friends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erwryLrNHpI
https://www.instagram.com/p/_aIZe6ACRS/?taken-by=realfriendsband

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUmWr32PO2w
https://www.instagram.com/p/2EQyzyAkPc/?taken-by=webetaplay

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

7. State Champs

https://www.instagram.com/p/9g4hhrCyRy/?taken-by=statechampsny&hl=en
Pure Noise

Who they are: A pop-punk band from New York.

Why you should listen to them: They consistently do well on the Billboard charts and have gone on tour with some of your faves, like A Day to Remember and Motion City Soundtrack.

Give this song a try: "Elevated"

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8. Jukebox the Ghost

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCGnvhLL2FK/?taken-by=jukeboxtheghost
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL0KFczy2Rw

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

9. The Story So Far

https://www.instagram.com/p/6nukdiLm-k/?taken-by=thestorysofarca
https://www.facebook.com/thestorysofarca/photos/pb.262887965942.-2207520000.1457554858./10152264585850943/?type=3&theater

Who they are: A pop-punk band from Walnut Creek, California.

Why you should listen to them: Alternative Press has named them on their list of the "Top 100 Bands You Need to Know," and they've been a favorite at Warped Tour.

Give this song a try: "Roam"

samuroh

10. FIDLAR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYbJmQj5VkE
https://www.instagram.com/p/6VjYWsNMu_/?taken-by=fidlar_la&hl=en

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

Run For Cover Records
https://www.facebook.com/ModernBaseball/photos/a.220257974662544.54844.220257697995905/1061148243906842/?type=3&theater

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"

maggiehicks1999

12. Twin Peaks

https://www.instagram.com/p/7BePZWynjR/?taken-by=twinpeaksdudes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93nfCInMCxM

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/9LarjIHLSP/ / https://www.instagram.com/jimtobias_photography/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GjMW2n4v9s

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

14. Joyce Manor

https://www.instagram.com/p/sbm9e0JaCC/?taken-by=joycemanorofficial&hl=en
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkP7LEnI3B0

Who they are: A punk band from Torrance, California.

Why you should listen to them: They've been featured in Alternative Press and were heavily inspired by Weezer.

Give this song a try: "Constant Headache"

Charlemagne

15. Knuckle Puck

https://www.instagram.com/p/BClia1xu_x7/?taken-by=knucklepuckil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-PdZo_Xy4Q

Who they are: An old-school punk rock and emo band from Chicago.

Why you should listen to them: Alternative Press has named them one of their "Top 12 Bands You Need to Know," and they're inspired by Jimmy Eat World and Motion City Soundtrack.

Give this song a try: "No Good"

gabbyceleste97

16. Black Kids

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Kids#/media/File:Black_Kids.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOV6I4fYnvQ

Who they are: An indie rock band from Jacksonville, Florida.

Why you should listen to them: NME loves them. The New York Times loves them. You should love them.

Give this song a try: "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You"

—Roxanne Marie, Facebook

17. Wet

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAS4b2WuDAn/?taken-by=wet&hl=en
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dbPQP38Twk

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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