If Hayley Williams and Avril Lavigne were to spontaneously have a lovechild, Tess Dunn would definitely be the outcome. From Santa Cruz, Tess has managed to make quite a bit of noise in her area. She’s played the San Fransicco date of the Vans Warped Tour for 4 years, released 2 albums, and was named one of the top Bay Area performers.
This chick is seriously a breath of fresh air. Not only is she a female artist, but she reminds us a lot of both Avril Lavigne and Blink 182. With poppy dark lyrics like Avril, and a pop twist on a garage punk sounds like Blink, Tess Dunn is definitely an artist that should inhabit everyone’s iPod.
Tess’s current release is “Honesty Box,” which can be purchased via iTunes. Our favorite track off it is, “Dormitory.” You can stream it below!