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A Psychedelic Trip with Temples at Neumos

A Psychedelic Trip with Temples at Neumos

16 April 2014

Seattle – Wednesday night at Seattle’s Neumos, the audience was treated to vibrant, energetic sounds of psychedelic pop rock and post-punk, thanks to Temples...

MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success

MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success

15 April 2014

Austin - The duo of Lizzy Palpinger and Max Hershnow, better known as MS MR, has been creating music together since 2012 though both...

Scavenger Hunt’s Self-titled EP is Ethereal

Scavenger Hunt’s Self-titled EP is Ethereal

14 April 2014

Nashville - What do you get when you get when you combine a pop vocalist and an 80’s musicality? Out of the musical depths...

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MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success

MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success

15 April 2014

Austin - The duo of Lizzy Palpinger and Max Hershnow, better known as MS MR, has been creating music together since 2012 though both are no strangers to the music industry.  Palpinger as the founder of Neon Gold Records and Hershnow as a producer.  Sharing a love...

Sylvan Esso Releases “Play It Right” Live Video At Sofar London

Sylvan Esso Releases “Play It Right” Live Video At Sofar London

15 April 2014

New York - Sylvan Esso was not meant to be a band.  Rather, Amelia Meath had written a song called “Play It Right” and sung it with her trio Mountain Man.  She’d met Nick Sanborn, an electronic producer working under the name Made of Oak, in passing...

Scavenger Hunt’s Self-titled EP is Ethereal

Scavenger Hunt’s Self-titled EP is Ethereal

14 April 2014

Nashville - What do you get when you get when you combine a pop vocalist and an 80’s musicality? Out of the musical depths of Los Angeles emerges Jill Lamoureaux and Dan Mufson of Scavenger Hunt, a musical duo that has recently released their debut self-titled EP...

Album Preview: The Antlers – Familiars

Album Preview: The Antlers – Familiars

14 April 2014

Brooklyn – For a band that built its brand on evocative and sentimental lyrical narratives, we would expect nothing less than for The Antlers to bowl us over once more. The group has been busily curating their next stack of tracks and, as usual, the first cut...

Showcase: Wednesday At Bar Matchless In Brooklyn

Showcase: Wednesday At Bar Matchless In Brooklyn

14 April 2014

New York - The first real signs of Spring are finally beginning to emerge for us here in the city that never sleeps, but just because the nights are getting shorter and the sun’s rays are getting longer doesn’t mean we’re easing up on our monthly showcase....

We Talk With Maya Tuttle Of The Colourist

We Talk With Maya Tuttle Of The Colourist

13 April 2014

Seattle -- Since the release of their debut full-length album last month, Orange County-based The Colourist has been making a splash with their, as BestNewBands.com's writer Beth McAllister put it in her review, “relatable front with an eccentric twist.” While selling out shows on their first-ever headlining tour...

Record Store Day - Special Releases By New Bands

Record Store Day - Special Releases By New Bands

11 April 2014

New York - Record Store Day is just a week away! Marked as a day of record store culture celebration, and when hundreds of artists release special vinyls, CDs, and cassettes, rarities and splits, to remind us why physical stores need to exist. Every year there is...

Kyle Wilson Tells Us About His Brooklyn-Bred Band Milagres

Kyle Wilson Tells Us About His Brooklyn-Bred Band Milagres

10 April 2014

Brooklyn - Milagres front man Kyle Wilson is not just a fantastic music writer; he is a talented conversationalist to boot. Wilson spoke with Bestnewbands.com about his Brooklyn-bred band Milagres, and delved into the deeper meaning behind their latest album, Violent Light. The takeaway from this interview is...

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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...