SquintGoodnight, Bad IntentionsBy Kate Gamble
These guys exert alternative rock in the purest sense: hard and energetic sound; amusing and, sometimes, sarcastic lyrics; more impressively, good production. Each instrument and the vocals are all there in front and center. Influences most likely include Jane's Addiction, Foo Fighters and Blink 182. Props to lyrics in "To my protagonists," which any musician will probably be able to relate to, well.