Lewis Del Mar: After the Hype

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New York - Max Hardwood and Danny Miller make up the experimental indie group Lewis Del Mar. A little over a year ago, the duo recorded and self-released its first single, “Loud(y),” from a two-room bungalow in Rockaway Beach, New York. While the “overnight success” story has commonly been debunked – there tends be a lot

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Getting to Know GROVES

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Chicago – Best New Bands recently discovered L.A. band Groves aka the band that will soon be your latest obsession. The three-piece creates Americana-infused indie rock, inspired by performers such as Elvis Costello, Phoenix, Blink-182, and The Beatles, making for a truly unique and infectious sound, highlighted by melodic guitar and dark synths and underpinned with passionate vocals. Groves

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DREAMERS Dishes on Living the Dream

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Berlin – DREAMERS is a new band that is clearly on the rise, with a touring schedule that would make even the most seasoned groups blush. With the recent release of the trio’s first full-length album, This Album Does Not Exist (Fairfax Records), the writing is on the wall and the guys are inviting everyone to read the fine print:

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A Little Q&A with Hockey Dad

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Chicago - Australian band Hockey Dad recently released its debut album Boronia (Kanine Records), and to celebrate, the duo, comprised of singer and guitarist Zach Stephenson and drummer William Fleming, took off on its first proper North American tour. The two best friends, who grew up in the Wollongong suburb of Windang, met at the age of five and became instant

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Mother Feather Talks Pop Cock Rock and NYC

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Chicago – Recently, Best New Bands caught New York City pop cock rock band Mother Feather on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, where the five-piece – but particularly frontwomen  Ann Courtney  (lead vocals) and Elizabeth “Lizzy” Carena (keyboards, vocals) - blew us away with a phenomenal performance. BNB was not alone; Mother Feather has begun gaining the attention of plenty of music lovers

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Arc Iris’ Jocie Adams Orchestrates Her Dream Life

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London – Arc Iris, the new band formed by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams after her departure from The Low Anthem, presents an escapist vision in a world heading, however reluctantly, towards serial uniformity. Currently operating as a trio, complete with keyboardist Zachary Tenorio-Miller and percussionist Ray Belli joining Adams, the Providence, Rhode Island band straddles musical genres with

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A Chat with Parks of All Them Witches

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Chicago - The men of All Them Witches – Charles Michael Parks, Jr. (vocals, bass), Ben McLeod (guitar), Allan Van Cleave (keys), and Robby Staebler (drums) – moved to Nashville for the purpose of making music with people who loved music as much as them. The guys were raised throughout the South and Midwest (Charles Michael

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HOMME is at Home in Chicago

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Chicago – Have you ever encountered someone and instantly knew they were something special? That’s precisely what happened when Sima Cunningham heard Macie Stewart sing at a high school play. Cunningham immediately told her brother Liam, who was at the time forming a band, that he needed to make music with Stewart. And he did.

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