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10 New Bands to See at Lollapalooza

10 New Bands to See at Lollapalooza

29 July 2014

Chicago – Lollapalooza is finally upon us! You’ve been counting down the days to see your favorite bands, but what about all those new...

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly...

27 July 2014

Chicago – Ready to update your summer playlist? Start with one of the hottest tracks from Joywave: “Tongues.” This New York indie electronic-pop band...

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And...

25 July 2014

New York - On Real Friends' new album, their first full length, the intro/opening track “Maybe This Place Is The Same…” sets the tone....

Features

The Last Internationale Plays Lollapalooza - Debuts On Letterman

The Last Internationale Plays Lollapalooza - Debuts On Letterman

30 July 2014

Los Angeles - Fresh off a European tour that included shows with Kings of Leon and Neil Young and performances at numerous festivals, including British Summer Time in Hyde Park, The Last Internationale will perform at U.S. festivals including Lollapalooza in Chicago (August 2), the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento,...

Acclaimed Seattle Artist Fences Unveils “Arrows” Featuring Macklemore And Produced By Ryan Lewis

Acclaimed Seattle Artist Fences Unveils “Arrows” Featuring Macklemore And Produced By Ryan Lewis

28 July 2014

New York - Elektra Records has announced the label debut from acclaimed singer/songwriter Fences. “LESSER OCEANS” – which includes the new single, “Arrows” featuring Macklemore and produced by Ryan Lewis – arrives everywhere on October 14th.  “LESSER OCEANS” is available for pre-sale beginning today (see below), with all...

Bleachers' Debut Single "I Wanna Get Better" Hits #1 at Alt Radio + Tour Dates

Bleachers' Debut Single "I Wanna Get Better" Hits #1 at Alt Radio + Tour Dates

27 July 2014

New York -  Bleachers' debut hit single "I Wanna Get Better" hits #1* at Alt radio after only 20 weeks on the chart and is the #3 Greatest Gainer. Since its launch in February "I Wanna Get Better" has sold over 200 thousand singles and streamed over 4 million times;...

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

27 July 2014

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...

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

25 July 2014

New York - On Real Friends' new album, their first full length, the intro/opening track “Maybe This Place Is The Same…” sets the tone. Primarily instrumental, with only a line or two of vocals, it introduces the themes of change and interpersonal relationships. The album isn’t simply...

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

24 July 2014

New York - After Franklin, Tennessee's CALEB reinvented, renamed and re-imagined themselves to create Colony House, band members Caleb Chapman (vocals), Scott Mills (guitar) and Will Franklin Chapman (drums) released their debut, When I Was Younger, off of Descendant Records. A lengthy fourteen tracks long, the album...

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

24 July 2014

Los Angeles - Rey Pila has announced they will be supporting Interpol on their upcoming tour, starting September 15 in Vancouver, BC and have been added to this year's incredible Austin City Limits Festival line up. The Mexico City quartet released a new track, "Blast", earlier this month, in conjunction...

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

23 July 2014

Los Angeles - Tame Impala has released Live Versions, an album of songs selected from a 2013 Chicago Tame Impala concert on Interscope Records. Chief songwriter Kevin Parker chose the 9 tracks for the record based on how different the live versions are from the album versions....

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Bear In Heaven Premiere "Sinful Nature" On NPR

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 12:34
Announce SXSW Schedule US Spring Tour Dates With Blouse, Doldrums and Young Magic I LOVE YOU, IT'S COOL Out April 3rd On Dead Oceans / Hometapes Now Available for Pre-Order After playing a secret show in New York last week, Bear in Heaven are officially back in business and ready to hit the road. What better way to celebrate then release anoth...
Bear In Heaven just premiered a brand new video for "The Reflection Of You" on VICE's Music Channel, Noisey. The video was directed by infamous production company / art collective, PFFR, who are best known as the creators of Wonder Showzen, Xavier : Renegade Angel, and The Heart She Holler (Bear In Heaven's own Jon Philpot edited all 3 of these ...

Best Venues of 2010

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 19 December 2010 18:00
Voting for the Best Venues of 2010 has closed, but here’s a look at some of the nominees from the category. El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA Earlier this month, Claire Gallagher caught “adorable” Kina Grannis at the El Rey. Claire wrote, “Kina began her set around 10 to a roar of applause from a very excited and supportive audience.  The...

Bear In Heaven Receive a Hero's Welcome in Brooklyn

Published in Live Reviews
Saturday, 20 November 2010 19:00

Last night Bear In Heaven returned home... To the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The indie sensation played for a sold-out crowd eager to bop and sway to their brand of danceable, experimental funk. The crowd was a varied bunch, from hipsters and audiophiles to the punk-rock sect that usually moshed to Dead Kennedys. The show ...

Q&A: Doris Cellar of Freelance Whales

Published in Interviews
Saturday, 20 November 2010 15:00
When people hear Craigslist experiences, they only think of the gloom and doom that could occur from these chance meetings. But fortunately for Queens, New York-based Freelance Whales, the results couldn’t have gone more swimmingly. The band’s name is derived from lead singer Judah Dadone’s near death experience when he nearly drowned during his ...

Weekend Playlist: November 19, 2010

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 19 November 2010 12:00

photo credit: Liz Livengood Here are some tracks to relive a few of BNB's musical happenings this week.
“Fake Out (Glass Ghost Remix)” - Bear in Heaven
“When We’re Dancing” - Twin Shadow

On Monday, we released our weekly list of concert picks from across the country. Kri...