Material Girls (Atlanta, GA)
MATERIAL GIRLS owe nothing in the way of explanation. This is realized as soon as the first of six pairs of heels hits whatever stage you are lucky to be standing in front of. Boasting tenebrous basslines, libidinous horns, snarling guitars, and perpetually rotating vocalists, this sextet has proven that the "rock n roll band" has become a tired algorithm in a world where the populus is scrolling and swiping their lives away. After performing their first show in November of 2016, it only took a matter of weeks before word of their lipstick-stained, wine-drunk calamity of a live show spread up and down the east coast as the band played to enthusiastic crowds in New York, Philadelphia, DC, Nashville, and their native Atlanta. From streets paved in chicken bones and swisher guts, the eighth circle of Hell, East Atlanta trash babies in dollar store eyeliner, MATERIAL GIRLS have a heel on the throat of modern entertainment.
RIYL: Talking Heads, Nick Cave, The Velvet Underground
Femignome (Atlanta, GA)
"There is a laid-back ease to Femignome’s lo-fi punk that could easily be misconstrued as nod-and-wink slacker rock. The music is loose and — on the surface, at least — blissful in a manner that goes down easy. Tracks like the infectious opener “Teenage Monster” and “I Hate High School” are coated in caustic humor, taking swipes at societal norms while navigating the emotional land mines of youthful unease and despair with songwriting that is both clever and catchy. But, to put it simply, guitarist/vocalist Anna Jacobson is far too earnest to associate with a genre built on enshrouding irony and detachment in music that is breezy and relaxed. At times it feels like she can’t quite contain her enthusiasm and all that excess energy spills over into her vocals resulting in an assortment of yelps, squeals, and screams that puncture her hooks and lend the album an air of unpredictability. And it’s that tension — the one between Jacobson’s zealous entreaties and Femignome’s casual, swinging grooves — that makes Anxt so compelling. At their core, these are simple songs rooted in ’60s pop and early ’90s alt-punk that feel warmly familiar, and it only takes a few listens before the urge to sing along sets in. Currently, Femignome’s trajectory is pointing towards a steep incline and Anxt‘s infectious melodies and effortless cool will only accelerate the group’s ascent. There are only a handful of moments over the course of a year where you can hear and feel a band begin to separate themselves from the rest of the scene, and this is undoubtedly one of them. Anxt is snappy, smart, and exceedingly entertaining." -Immersive Atlanta
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DiCaprio (Atlanta, GA)
"Atlanta post-punk trio DiCaprio called their debut album I Went to the Mall Yesterday and I Got Sick. Released earlier this year, it contained the kind of moody tension and loquaciousness that some compared to the music of Parquet Courts. They were the kind of deadpan songs about living in a society where the people who make your coffee know your first name but your neighbours are suspicious of you. They are set to release a new 7" on Chunklet Industries and Third Uncle Records that continue their foray into taut and troubled noise." -Noisey
RIYL: Flipper, Protomartyr, No Trend, Sonic Youth