There is no set path for how rock bands develop over time, and Muuy Biien is a good example of that. The band initially started in Athens, Georgia, as a way for frontman Joshua Evans to explore creative ideas on his own. It morphed into a quintet and the group quickly honed in on post-punk for their first album. Muuy Biien's third record, "Age of Uncertainty," was released last year and with it traded in their hardcore angst for a bit of goth and vintage rock 'n' roll. The group's sound may experiment and evolve, but their sultry stage performance will always remain familiar with high energy and superb instrumentation.
Material Girls is another Atlanta-based band, featuring former and current members of Concord America, Chief Scout, Saint Pé, and Slang. They debuted in 2016 with just 33 copies of a 7-inch record and a slight push from digital on Soundcloud. This stylistic approach leaves us with just the music and swaggering theatrics that tie who they are all together ? saxophones, jangly pianos, moody vocals and all.