It seems like there are way too many talented under the radar bands, sans appreciation. Nowadays, with such an accessible music industry, it can be easy to get lost in the mix.
This could be a bad or a good thing, depending on how you look at it. Bad because of the influx of anyone and everyone who could be in a band these days, no matter the level of talent or originality; it gets overwhelming having to sort through all the shit to get to a gem. Good because the bands that rise usually have to be a serious cut above the massive rest. They're at the top for a reason.
So I present to you five bands that deserve recognition and a positive nod from all you shufflers. And don't forget to do your own digging! The journey is half the experience.