The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now — February 8, 2016

I’m super excited for the new list this week because it’s such a great mix of material from newbies and Hit List veterans, underscoring just how massive the growing independent world is. I actually had a chance to go see 3 of these bands play on the same bill two nights ago (check my Twitter feed to see which ones!), and they just killed it on stage. It’s so easy to get sucked into the music that these artists create that sometimes it’s easy to forget just how much stage presence and presentation really add to the overall effect of an artist’s brand. It’s a wide, wide world of expansive music and showmanship, and the artists on this week’s like really highlight that fact! As always, albums are in no particular order, so have a sick Monday trying them all out. ;D It’s gonna be a good week!

1. AlchemyAlchemy — 2013

2. Yellow & Bliss SingleHeel — 2016

3. Imminent for Your InterestsPeople Like Us. — 2015

4. Blue Room RevivalMooseKick — 2014

5. The Steppin StonesThe Steppin Stones — 2015

6. Hardly Loaded EPPhantomHead — 2016

7.Otra Vez I — Sidewatcher — 2016

8. ShadowboxVivienne the Witch — 2016

9. ConsequencesDream State — 2015

10. Welcome to the Whist Coast (EP)Whist — 2015

11. Gone to PerditionHype Lights — 2016

12. Trapped Inside EPFaith in Casinos — 2016

13. Hear You Out EPDifferent Pulse — 2015

14. Get Weird!The Newports — 2016

15. Asleep/Repeat/Awake EPMoira — 2015

16. OriginRille Ataka — 2016

17. The Best Is Yet to ComeFader Hill — 2016

18. Get FünkeDr. Beardface and the Spaceman — 2015

19. Growing Pains EPGoing Nowhere — 2016

20. Marvelous FunkshunMarvelous Funkshun — 2013

Originally published at on February 8, 2016.

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