17 Underrated Bands You Need To Listen To ASAP
Here's your chance to say, "I heard them first."
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"
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"
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
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
13. Palma Violets
15. Knuckle Puck
16. Black Kids
Who they are: An indie rock band from Jacksonville, Florida.
Give this song a try: "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You"
—Roxanne Marie, Facebook