The Top 3 New Bands You Need To See At Hangout Fest

Hangout Music Festival is around the corner and has an incredible lineup this year, featuring top acts like Mumford & Sons, Twenty One Pilots, Young The Giant, The Head And The Heart, and Charli XCX. But here at ThisNewBand, we’re most interested in the emerging artists on the other end of the bill. We have put together our top 5 new bands you need to see at Hangout Fest.

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Hangout Music Festival takes place on the beach of Gulf Shores, Alabama from May 19-21. Limited numbers of GA weekend passes are still available for $309 at hangoutmusicfest.com/tickets/

3. 888

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Sometimes it’s hard to reinvent yourself, but the members of 888 have done just that. Frontman Danny Stills, drummer Danny Cooper and keyboardist/programmer Aaron Rothe were formerly members of the metalcore group Drop Dead, Gorgeous, but now their music alt-pop of the variety that would live very comfortably on your local radio station.

Essential Track: “Critical Mistakes”

Critical Mistakes

888

 

2. Mondo Cozmo

Mondo Cozmo, the alias of the Philadelphia-bred singer-songwriter Joshua Ostrander, has only released four singles so far, but is already making some waves with his unique mix of 70s folk with modern alt-rock.

Read our Artist Of The Day feature on him for more.

Essential track: “Shine”

Shine

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1. White Reaper

White Reaper

White Reaper is a punch of rock-n-roll to your face. These guys literally got kicked off a tour for rocking too hard. Expect lots of guitar solos.

Essential track: “Judy French”

Judy French

White Reaper

Hangout Music Festival takes place on the beach of Gulf Shores, Alabama from May 19-21. Limited numbers of GA weekend passes are still available for $309 at hangoutmusicfest.com/tickets/