Earlier this fall, A Journal of Musical Things partnered with ReverbNation to highlight some of the best bands on the site. Submissions flooded in, reaching a total of nearly 2,200 before the deadline passed. After going through all of them (as you might guess, that took a little time), these four bands have been chosen for a little extra love.
1. The Eiffels (Los Angeles)
2. Inkblot Astronaut (Portland, Oregon)
Inkblot Astronaut is an Oregon based rock band hopping and blending genres to carve their own sound.
3. Vaureen (New York City)
4. Tripzville Gods (Auckland, New Zealand)
5. Alto Key (UK)
Alto Key is a British indie folk artist who works with musicians around the world to blend beautiful orchestral tones with raw, emotional lyrics. Their emphasis on recording with real instruments make for a warm acoustic sound.