So-Cal rockers Elk Grove have truly been one of my favorite finds of late. Their melodic post-hardcore sound draws inspiration from Underoath (although with less screaming), as well as other bands such as Emarosa and Hands Like Houses. The guitar work is absolutely superb, creating an atmosphere that captivates the listener immediately and creates the perfect backdrop for co-vocalists Cody Ford and Matt Riebe to flex their beautiful and uplifting vocals. Lyrically, Christian themes are prominent, carrying inspiring and powerful messages throughout. This is one of the most talented new groups I’ve discovered in a long time, and I sincerely can’t wait to watch them grow.