Here are five queer bands that deserve more recognition:
They’re an indie-rock trio combined with gay and trans members. The band is based out of St. Paul, Minnesota and their songs are about deeply honest issues and themes such as disability, gayness, transness, and mental illness. Formed in October of 2015, the band describes themselves as crippled pop, which is similar to cripple punk- but with piano. They could be compared to early Marina and the Diamonds and “better written Disney Channel music”. For Fans Of The Unicorns and Guided By Voices. Listen Here:https://4thcurtis.bandcamp.com/ or 4th Curtis- Spotify
Started in December of 2012 in Purchase, NY. They write queer-indie/bittersweet/romantic pop music. The band is currently signed to Tiny Engines Records. Their latest album, “Soft Spots,” was released in May of 2017 and gives listeners reminders of lost, but valuable moments. For Fans Of: Diet Cig, whatever, dad, and Pinegrove Listen Here: https://adultmom.bandcamp.com/ or Adult Mom- Spotify
Jetty Bones is the stage name and brain baby of Kelc Galluzzo, who is an emerging indie/pop singer out of Ohio. Jetty Bones started in 2016 with a series of friends who play as backing musicians, like Katie Cole on the drums, and Dylan Mattheisen of Tiny Moving Parts on guitar. The band writes songs about progress, growth, and the development of human connection. For Fans Of: McCafferty, Everyone Leaves, Ratboys, Slingshot Dakota Listen Here:https://takethistoheartrecords.bandcamp.com/album/old-women or Jetty Bones- Spotify
A two-member pop band with 90’s punk undertones based out of LA, California. This band is unique because they are a drummerless, electric guitar and bass duo. Their empowering attitude and lyrics give ambition and motivation to all feminists around the world. They just started a US tour in promotion of their latest album, “ Power Plant”, which runs from October 31st to November 16th. For Fans Of: Liz Phair, Shampoo, and Juliana Hatfield.
Listen Here: https://girlpoool.bandcamp.com/ or Girlpool- Spotify
They’re an indie/rock/pop-punk trio that formed in 2011 in Philadelphia, PA. They channeled the attitudes of Sleater-Kinney and Bikini Kill. The band played as many shows possible before getting signed to the independent label, Tiny Engines- the same one that Adult Mom is signed to. Their first album, “Nervous Like Me” was released in mid-2014 and just released their second full-length album, “New Kind of Normal”, this past year under their own record label entitled, Plum Records. For Fans Of: Sinai Vessel, Beach Slang, Lemuria, and Spraynard. Listen Here:https://cayetana.bandcamp.com/ or Cayetana- Spotify