Chicago’s Meat Wave formed in late 2011 and last fall released their debut, self-titled album. The band’s lineup is comprised of singer/guitarist Chris Sutter, bassist Joe Gac and drummer Ryan Wizniak. In addition to Meat Wave, its members also play in bands like Wide Angles, Elephant Gun and Truman & His Trophy. By combining contemporary influences with traditional punk tendencies, Meat Wave has created a sound that’s urgent, unique and deserving of attention.
Fusing elements of surf, garage rock, punk, and a dash of indie pop, Vancouver’s Tough Age describe their music as “culmination-rock,” with four veterans of the Canadian underground rock scene pooling their ideas, influences, and experience for this new project. Tough Age were formed in 2012 by vocalist and songwriter Jarrett K., who previously worked with the bands Apollo Ghosts and Role Mach. Respected indie label Mint Records signed the band, and their new album “I Feel Inessential” arrives this Summer on June 23rd.