Locals You Should Know: DMV Music Released in May

Each month we at Aspire try to give you a taste of the talent in the DMV and in the month of May we’ve had some of the coolest sounds bursting from our speakers. We hope that you love this month’s list as much as we have, so take a listen and see if you have found a new local and get ready to rock your ears off.

Released: May 1st
Genre: Punk Rock
Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
FFO: Blink 182 and garage punk/ pop punk fusion.

Released: May 1st
Genre: Noise Pop
Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
FFO: Imaginative collaboration between house music and R&B

Animal Sun
Just For The Night
Released: May 3rd
Genre: Alternative Rock
Hometown: Reston, VA
FFO: All Time Low, Arctic Monkey’s


Skyward Story
Released: May 3rd
Genre: Pop Rock
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
FFO: All Time Low, 5SOS, One Direction


Alex Jonestown Massacre
2017 Demo
Released: May 5th
Genre: Political Punk
Hometown: Richmond, VA
FFO: Anything Punk
*Defintely keep an eye out for this band’s full album in the coming months! This is a demo of their unmixed pieces and too good to not share.


Ignite The Fire
Trial and Triumph EP
Released: May 5th
Genre: Alternative Metal
Hometown: Taneytown, MD
FFO: Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown


Out On The Weekend
Released: May 5th
Genre: Alternative Rock / Indie
Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA / Washington D.C.
FFO: Anything Indie Rock and having a good time


Teen Mortgage
Strange Times
Released: May 12th
Genre: Garage Punk
Hometown: Washington D.C.
FFO: Black Sabbath mixed with The Beatles


God Of Nothing
Silent Silhouette EP
Released: May 12th
Genre: Metal
Hometown: Richmond, VA
FFO: Bodysnatcher, Lorna Shore, Carnifex


Until The Wind Shifts
Imagine / / Impact
Released: May 13th
Genre: Melodic Post-Hardcore
Hometown: Hampton Roads, VA
FFO: Silent Planet, blessthefall, Our Last Night


Large Margin
Smothered and Covered EP
Released: May 25th
Genre: Punk Rock
Hometown: Richmond, VA
FFO: 60’s punk fused with  2000’s pop punk


Soldiers of Suburbia
Thought I Meant More
Released: May 29th
Genre: Punk Rock
Hometown: Haymarket, VA
FFO: Green Day, The Starting Line, Something Corporate

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