Public (Cincinnati)
Indie Dance Pop/Rock

With its instantly memorable melodies and danceable grooves, Cincy trio Public caught on immediately in its local scene when it emerged just a couple of short years ago. After scoring invites to the big local fests of note (including MidPoint), Public began to garner some well-deserved national attention, leading to appearances at New York’s CMJ festival and Louisville’s huge Forecastle fest. The band followed up 2012’s debut EP Red this year with a quartet of fantastic singles and has been in the studio of late working on a new project. If you’re the gambling type, Public getting a record deal and moving on to bigger things is one of the safer bets you could make.

YDIIYD: Walk the Moon, Young the Giant, Youngblood Hawke. (MB)