October was a big month for local music releases. We’ve compiled some of the best- from Jazz Fusion Hip Hop, to Reggae Rock, to Metalcore, there’s something for everyone! Be sure to check out our new section on this article, “For Fans Of”,  to get an idea of what each artist has in store!

Band: Strong Water

Release: Barefoot

Release Date: October 20, 2017

Genre: Folk, Americana

Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA

FFO: Noah Gundersen, Mumford & Sons, Trampled by Turtles, The Lumineers


Band: King Easy

Release: King Easy EP

Release Date: October 13, 2017

Genre: Reggae, Rock

Hometown: Richmond, VA

FFO: John Brown’s Body, 10 ft. Ganja Plant, Easy Star All Stars, Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth


Band: Red Chief’s Ransom

Release: Storyteller EP

Release Date: October 14, 2017

Genre: Metalcore, Post-Hardcore

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

FFO: Killswitch Engaged, Counterparts


Artist: Liam B. Smith

Release: Feelings

Release Date: October 1, 2017

Genre: Rock

Hometown: Loudoun County, VA

FFO: ONE OK ROCK, Silverchair, Foo Fighters


Band: 8 Vacant Graves

Release: The Grave Tracks

Release Date: October 31, 2017

Genre: Metal

Hometown: Asheville, NC

FFO: Tool, Mastodon, Avatar, Pantera


Band: Deathsinger

Release: Cold Comfort

Release Date: October 21, 2017

Genre: Deathcore

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

FFO: The Acacia Strain, Oceano, Behemoth, I Declare War


Band: Gryzzle

Release: Gryzzle Live at EasyGreasy 4​.​21​.​17

Release Date: October 18, 2017

Genre: Hip Hop, Jazz Fusion

Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA

FFO: Anderson .Paak, Snarky Puppy


Band: Thirst For The Sea

Release: Expire

Release Date: September 30, 2017

Genre: Post-hardcore

Hometown: Culpeper, VA

FFO: Hands Like Houses, Citizen


Band: Tild

Release: 2017 Demos

Release Date: October 8, 2017

Genre: Alternative, Emo, Pop

Hometown: Northern Virginia

FFO: Modern Baseball, Glassjaw, Coheed and Cambria


Band: Jean Serene

Release: Miracle

Release Date: October 6, 2017

Genre: Rock

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

FFO: The Beach Boys, Van Halen, Green Day