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The Horde and the Harem EP Release Party at Tractor -- BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On -- MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success -- The Legend of Mac DeMarco -- Sylvan Esso Releases “Play It Right” Live Video At Sofar London -- Album Preview: The Antlers – Familiars -- Little Daylight Brightens Up the Bottom Lounge -- We Talk With Maya Tuttle Of The Colourist -- London Grammar Make Music A Religious Experience -- Check Out Our Interview With Birdy -- Church in Session With Daniel Rossen 5 New Bands To See At Coachella --
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Album Preview: The Antlers – Familiars -- READ MORE
Little Daylight Brightens Up the Bottom Lounge -- READ MORE
We Talk With Maya Tuttle Of The Colourist -- READ MORE
London Grammar Make Music A Religious Experience -- READ MORE
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The Horde and the Harem EP Release Party at Tractor

The Horde and the Harem EP Release Party at Tractor

18 April 2014

Seattle – Many turned out to Tractor Tavern on Saturday night to celebrate the release of local favorite The Horde and the Harem’s new...

BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On

BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On

17 April 2014

Chicago – Chances are by now you’ve heard “Bridges,” by New Zealand sibling duo BROODS. Caleb Nott and his younger sister Georgia took a...

Chet Faker’s Debut Album - Built on Glass

Chet Faker’s Debut Album - Built on Glass

18 April 2014

Nashville - Even before listening to the music of the Australian artist Chet Faker, I knew he had to be an interesting guy. His...

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Chet Faker’s Debut Album - Built on Glass

Chet Faker’s Debut Album - Built on Glass

18 April 2014

Nashville - Even before listening to the music of the Australian artist Chet Faker, I knew he had to be an interesting guy. His debut album, titled Built on Glass, was released on April 15 on Futuristic Classic/Downtown/Opulent Records. The titles of his songs are…unique, to say...

BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On

BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On

17 April 2014

Chicago – Chances are by now you’ve heard “Bridges,” by New Zealand sibling duo BROODS. Caleb Nott and his younger sister Georgia took a hold of everyone in the music biz and blogosphere with their irresistible electro-pop single before they even released their self-titled EP, which was...

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...

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Album Review: Gold Motel

Published in Album Reviews
Monday, 09 July 2012 13:16
As we previewed in our Artist of the Week and subsequent interview, we’re pretty excited about the new Gold Motel record. The Chicago-natives took singer’s Greta Morgan’s experiences in Southern California and made a pretty successful record despite the recording process being a bit disjointed. This time, on their self-titled sophomore effort, th...
Having profiled Chicago’s Gold Motel as our Artist of the Week, it’s safe to say this is one of our favorite new bands out there. Though their album isn’t as poppy as their debut, that doesn’t mean it isn’t good. We caught up with singer Greta Morgan and guitarist Eric Hehr who answered a smorgasbord of questions ranging from the genesis of the a...

Artist of the Week: Gold Motel

Published in Featured Artist
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 03:25
Sometimes when you’re a new band, having a sunny, poppy first album is just the tip of the iceberg. It can give the false impression to fans and critics alike that you’re all fuzzy and happy inside without showing what’s truly who you really are. For Chicago’s Gold Motel, the described situation is their story. Though she lived in California for...

GOLD MOTEL Album Release

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 13 April 2012 13:38
GOLD MOTEL has announced the release date of new self-titled release.  The band's second album will be out July 3rd on their Good As Gold imprint with the band's new partner, Thirty Tigers.  

The press announcement was made today, but the band leaked a teaser video of the new material last night so their fans had the scoop.  You can ...

3 Concert Picks For The Week of December 19th

Published in Previews
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 17:57

Monday, December 19th, Woods at Glasslands - 8:30pm - Cost: $10 Age Restriction: 21+ Tuesday, December 21st,  Yukon Blonde and The Fling at Brick and Mortar in San Francisco,  8pm - $8/$10, 18+   Friday December 23rd: Gold Motel at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, 7:00 PM All Ages 12.00...
SXSW is getting closer! As their web site says: 'The list of invited acts is growing by each day'. The list is already huge and they're still adding bands. There's a lot of new faces (Bruce Springsteen notwithstanding - but Yay Bruce). They already booked BestNewBands.com favorites Grace  Potter + The Nocturnals (shown above), Letting Up Despite ...