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Static Summer

Rocks Like: Papa Roach, Kill Hannah, the Used

Check Out: “Rollercoaster”/”Heartback” digital single

The men of New York City’s Static Summer can turn up and throw down the rock, no prob. But what they really want is to hear you hum their songs, post-gig. “We’re not scared to write a melodic chorus that will get stuck in your head,” beams frontman Rene Mata. “We were definitely inspired by ’90s alt-rock bands. We grew up listening to Pixies, Weezer, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters. But coming from the NYC area, we couldn't help having bands like Quicksand, Helmet and Texas Is The Reason sonically rub off on us.” The quintet—who have opened for everyone from the Used to Papa Roach—are halfway through recording and mixing their debut record. When they’re not doing that, Mata says they’re “touring our asses off and continue doing what we love—making music and sharing it with everyone who stands behind it.”