We recently surmised which local bands should have made it big. We probably missed dozens -- no, hundreds (including your particular favorite band, of course) -- of acts that deserved a rightful spot on the list, but we're only human. Don't hate just because we judge; that's what we're paid to do.
Anyway, before you start throwing rotten tomatoes at your computer screen, we drafted yet another nifty list that's sure to percolate even more divisiveness throughout Broward and the Palm Beaches. Today's list? Ten current local bands we feel have the goods to strike gold.
Do not be shocked if, after the jump, you'll see bands that haven't been around too long, haven't released much material, or are still in high school even. Our decisions were based on acts that have a certain sound, a major budding talent, or simply emanate that fucking rock and roll star vibe that gravitates people to them. We weighed those sentiments over how many years a band's been together, how amazing their promotional arm is, or how many Facebook fans they have.
Don't egg our cars, please.
1. New Coke
This version of New Coke is far superior to that weird-tasting, oversugared, fizzy corn syrup that Coca-Cola tried to force down our throats a couple of decades ago. The Lake Worth band is a caffeinated, high-octane kind of act that shells out top-shelf, metered grit, tearing a page from the art-damaged punk sounds of Suicide and Television.
Mix in chugging guitar fuzz, a la Dinosaur Jr., and singer/guitarist Danny Morales' understated, could-give-a-fuck cadence and you have an indie-rock gem on your hands. Its three-track seven-inch (recorded with the help of Torche's Johnathan Nuñez), Duct Tape Your Mouth, is goddamned fire too. One of our favorite releases of the year.