Random bands have started to follow me on twitter and tumblr, and it does amazing things for my ego. In this segment, we talk about the bands that have followed me this week.
The Variance are a pop punk band from North Carolina that has a mainstream rock appeal that will take them far in the charts. The combination of emo-genre lyrics, rock guitars, and post punk arrangements make their music both alt-radio friendly and alt-scene accessible. There are songs that Alt Nation will pick up immediately, but ones that won't become homogeneous fogs of familiar sounds and worn out ideas. There's enough variation in sound between songs to keep listeners excited from track to track.
The Sharp Things
The Sharp Things are a New York pop collective that sound like an airy Christmas soundtrack for the whole year.