1. the pAperchAse: From Denton, TX, there simply is no band like them. Big Black plus Pink Floyd really doesn't even come into the neighborhood, but it's a start, they are truly and completely unique, and ought to be as big as Radiohead.
2. Jucifer: Take the heaviness of The Melvins and add the mood and ambience of Portishead, and you have a start for what this fantastic two piece is all about. They tour pretty much constantly and are a sight to behold live.
3. Big Business: one dude from Karp another from Murder City Devils, more rock then you can shake a stick at. Since they are both IN the Melvins now, their profile has raised considerably. Which is good, they rule. Just As the Day Was Dawning, is an earthshaker BTW.
4. Replicator: Nobody can write better songs about Time Travel and Sex Robots and just absolutely nail you to the wall with their rock. …