1. Aesthetic Perfection
Industrial pop from California. For fans of Combichrist, Sköld, Grendel, etc. Aesthetic Perfection just released their most recent EP, Ebb and Flow, in February. Below are the title track and my personal favorite AP song, “A Quiet Anthem” from 2008’s A Violent Emotion.
2. Of Empires
Rock outta the UK. For fans of The Doors, Joy Division, and Queens of the Stone Age. Of Empires is a unique blend of classic, psychedelic, and blues rock. Check out “Susie” on Spotify, then watch the video for “Baby Darlin’ Sugar.”
3. Blue Helix
A rock/grunge band whose members hail from both Washington and Brazil. For fans of Soundgarden, Tool, Fuel, etc. Listen to their latest single, “Antisocial Butterfly.”
4. Death Valley High
Death disco/goth rock from California. For fans of Bauhaus, Samhain, Crosses, etc. Death Valley High incorporates cinematic elements, along with new wave and dance, for music that is both fun and catchy. My favorite song is “Multiply.”
And here’s their most recent video, “Play Dead.”
5. Super bob
A blend of rock, hip-hop, and electronic music from Washington DC. For fans of Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Skrillex, etc. Super bob is one of the most entertaining bands you will ever see live. Their energy is infectious. Here is the title track from their last album, Killer.
And 2017’s “Great Big World.”