F*ck yeah, it’s New Music Monday.
Inspired by School of Rock, Cole Becker, Max Becker, Joey Armstrong and Seb Mueller are SWMRS. From Oakland, CA have three studio albums and *fun fact* worked alongside Billie Joe Armstrong to release their first album, Don’t be a Dick. The four create a California kind of colorful angst that reminds me of Smashing Pumpkins-meets-Beach Boys-meets-Nirvana.
This all female trio have a very ’90’s, Joan Jett-y sound, with powerful lyrics and visuals. Yet, their personal and musical style ranges from light jams to heavy guitar solos. Perfect for driving down PCH or your next house party.
My personal favorite. Self described as “bi bilingual political dance sax punk party from Providence.” If I am The Walrus and American Idiot were to have a baby, it would be this band. Fueled with political rage, raw vocals and gritty instrumentals, no wonder Rolling Stones coin them as America’s Most Exciting Punk Band.