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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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New York - No turkeys here; just a Thanksgiving feast.  For the fourth year, Record Store Day will help the more than 700 independently owned record stores in the U.S. (and thousands more internationally) by kicking off the holiday shopping season with a Black Friday event with 100 exclusive releases aimed to get music fans out of the malls and i...
Caitlin Rose just released an incredible cover of The National's single, "Pink Rabbits." In an exclusive interview with ELLE, Caitlin said "this song creeped up on me in the same way the band did. It was something I'd heard and enjoyed on several occasions. To sort of know something is great before it resonates with you, then all of a sudden it's...

Outside Lands: New Bands We Liked On Sunday

Published in Live Reviews
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:00
Music festivals are the Jackson Pollock paintings of the concert-going experience: both are messy, frustratingly incoherent and unmercifully overwhelming affairs.  Yet, under the right conditions or at a certain angle or with the help of questionable substances/chemicals/beverages flowing through the blood stream, they can turn into beautiful, sp...

Featured Artist: Dawes

Published in Featured Artist
Friday, 26 April 2013 01:42
When a band is labeled as a throwback, it could be a blessing or a curse. On one hand, it means that you understand the history and foundation of where great music is made and are honoring that tradition. Contrarily, it could mean that you haven’t adapted with the times and sound old. Fortunately in the case of laidback Los Angeles based folk roc...

Album Review: Dawes, Stories Don’t End

Published in Album Reviews
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 00:41
It might not have come up in conversation with every person I’ve ever met, but I feel fairly confident when I assume that at least 96% of people I’ve met in my life have at least heard of Bob Dylan, at least. For a new band to be touring with Bob Dylan, then, must be a pretty big testament to that band’s credentials. Dawes, a band who has only be...

SXSW - Early Highlights

Published in Live Reviews
Friday, 15 March 2013 14:00

SXSW is electric – everywhere and we do mean each street, bar, corner, park, coffee shop, parking lot and grocery store is bursting at the seams with people indulging in good music. With the worlds best new bands taking to stages just blocks away from one another, our time in Austin has become a delightful balancing act of tune-age.  Days ...