2010 Bands That Sound Like Sublime
The best 2010 bands that sound like Sublime are a sort of hybrid of two, distinct factors. Number one, they undoubtedly owe a portion of their sound to Sublime, the 1990's ska punk band out of Long Beach, California. But, two, they also are attempting to carve out their own sound and identity in a plan to set themselves apart from what is clearly their inspiration in Sublime.
- Sublime with Rome. The best 2010 band that sounds like Sublime is Sublime with Rome. How about that? What a coincidence. Well, not really, because this new group actually features two of the surviving members of Sublime. However, this band throws people a distinct curveball by including a fellow by the name of Rome Ramirez. Ramirez is just a 22-year-old man, but he is somewhat of a Sublime super-fan, originally meeting the two remaining Sublime survivors at a jam session and through a YouTube Raw session. They are planning to record an album in 2011.
- 311. 311 is a 2010 band that sounds like Sublime, but, really, they have always sounded like Sublime since 1995, when their debut album hit stores. With their imaginative blend of reggae, rock, and hip-hop, 311 is actually a band that epitomizes what other bands that try to sound like Sublime end up sounding like. As a unit, 311 has been quite successful over the span of their career, netting eight songs on the top five of the Billboard Modern Rock Radio chart, and also succeeding in landing all of their albums in the top fifteen of the Billboard 200 albums chart.
- Pennywise. Pennywise is a rather unique creation because their band name comes from the name of the fictional monster in the Stephen King horror novel called "It." As a band, Pennywise is a punk rock band that hails from Hermosa Beach, California. Clearly, Southern California is an integral location to the Sublime sound as all Sublime-like bands on this countdown list are from the same neighborhood. This band is not one-dimensional since they also feature elements of grunge, metal thrash and alternative rock.