Meet Me @ The Altar, a rising pop punk trio who formed online in 2015 with members based in Florida, New Jersey, and Georgia, have signed to Fueled By Ramen, the label that helped break mid 2000s pop punk giants like Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and Panic! at the Disco, and which more recently put out music by cool newer bands like The Front Bottoms and Basement. FBR is a great fit, as MM@TA say classic FBR bands like Paramore (who they've covered) were formative influences. "For Hayley [Williams], it was like, 'There's a woman, and she's doing what I want to do," guitarist/bassist Téa Campbell tells Billboard. "I can do that [too]."
"Them coming together through YouTube Fueled By Ramen covers felt very serendipitous," Elektra Music Group vp of A&R Johnny Minardi added. "Every time I would have a conversation with them, they would tell me a tidbit about their biggest inspirations or doing drum covers of Paramore. I kept being like, 'This is the most obvious thing in the world in the best way possible: To connect and go and try to take on the world together.'"