Interviews

Chicago – Ready to update your summer playlist? Start with one of the hottest tracks from Joywave: “Tongues.” This New York indie electronic-pop band melds punk, funk, house, and hip-hop on the irresistible How Do You Feel? EP. Back in 2011, the band sprung onto the scene with “Traveling at the Speed of Light,” before the mix tape “88888” allowed Joywave to establish Cultco Music, their Hollywood Records imprint, in 2013. Aside from teaming up with KOPPS for the killer…

The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview

Written by Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:22
Brooklyn – Maryland’s own The Sea Life is a beloved local band well worthy of farther-flung audiences. The group’s work is engineered for lovers of long-game bedroom rock, steeped in sonic dissonance and stewed in lyrical conjecturing. Armed with just enough of a catalog to appeal to an increasing number of fans, The Sea Life has now surfaced with a new single, “Prozac & Merlot.” Lead singer Jon Weiss spoke to BestNewBands.com about the group’s trajectory, their latest release and…

MKTO Bring Their Dreams To Life

Written by Sunday, 13 July 2014 21:36
Chicago – Perhaps it was fate that brought Tony Oller and Malcom Kelley together because although their Nickelodeon show was short lived, MKTO was born. In 2010 the two actors met on the set of Gigantic and instantly connected over a mutual love of music. Inspired from a variety of genres, from hip-hop and Motown to pop and classic rock, the best friends formed MKTO. (Yes, those are their initials, but hold on, Tony and Malcom are way too clever…

Interview - Roadkill Ghost Choir

Written by Friday, 11 July 2014 07:00
Nashville - Roadkill Ghost Choir, a six piece indie alt rock band, has so much going for it that the band was invited to Bonnaroo with only one, awesome EP on the books. Andrew, Zach, and Maxx Shepard (a trio of brothers) and three other band members cozied up on the stage at the New Music On Tap Lounge to play a set that included songs off their EP and new ones off an impending album. Andrew and Zach met…

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