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7 New Bands At Pitchfork – Day Three -- Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water -- Horse Thief At The Bowery Ballroom -- De Lux Rough Up The Hammer Museum -- The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview -- Live Review - 4Knots Music Festival -- An Afternoon Delight: Ryley Walker Live at West Fest -- Interview: MKTO Bring Their Dreams To Life -- Goodnight Tonight Is Ready to Take Over -- An Interview with Oh Honey + Behind the Scenes Photos -- 5 New Bands to See at Pitchfork -- Read Our Interview With Roadkill Ghost Choir --
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Live Review - 4Knots Music Festival -- READ MORE
An Afternoon Delight: Ryley Walker Live at West Fest -- READ MORE
Interview: MKTO Bring Their Dreams To Life -- READ MORE
Goodnight Tonight Is Ready to Take Over -- READ MORE
An Interview with Oh Honey + Behind the Scenes Photos -- READ MORE
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7 New Bands At Pitchfork – Day Three

7 New Bands At Pitchfork – Day Three

21 July 2014

Chicago – The final day of a weekend festival is always bittersweet. Even though you are exhausted, you dance and sing as if there’s...

The Sea Life  - Track Review And Interview

The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview

16 July 2014

Brooklyn – Maryland’s own The Sea Life is a beloved local band well worthy of farther-flung audiences. The group’s work is engineered for lovers...

No Family Is Safe When I Sashay – Perfume Genius

No Family Is Safe When I Sashay – Perfume Genius

22 July 2014

New York - Perfume Genius is the moniker of Seattle’s own singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas. Since his debut, this soloist’s tracks have crashed through playlists...

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No Family Is Safe When I Sashay – Perfume Genius

No Family Is Safe When I Sashay – Perfume Genius

22 July 2014

New York - Perfume Genius is the moniker of Seattle’s own singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas. Since his debut, this soloist’s tracks have crashed through playlists with unforgiving, tidal might. But Hadreas’ power is neither loud nor sonically invasive. Rather, his work carries a message that’s both apt and...

Alvvays’ New Album Is A Dazed Dream

Alvvays’ New Album Is A Dazed Dream

21 July 2014

Los Angeles - What a debut! Alvvays’ self-titled record is a 9-track, lo-fi haze that is perfect for a joyride down the coastline. The strong and sentimental indie-pop has fanciful guitar breakdowns and vocals from lead singer Molly Rankin that are so fluffy they’re almost too good...

The Black Angels Debut New Video, Release 'Clear Lake Forest'

The Black Angels Debut New Video, Release 'Clear Lake Forest'

21 July 2014

New York - The Black Angels are excited to announce that their new offering Clear Lake Forest is out now via Blue Horizon. Clear Lake Forest saw a limited vinyl release on Record Store Day, but the 7-track set sees a much wider release today in a variety...

Album Review: Never Hungover Again By Joyce Manor

Album Review: Never Hungover Again By Joyce Manor

20 July 2014

New York - Never Hungover Again is a punk rock gem and, as most great albums are, perhaps too short for how good it is.  Each song stays under the usual three minute mark, but despite its length, the record doesn’t skimp on narrative or depth. The...

Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water

Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water

18 July 2014

San Francisco - There is something to the age-old saying, “friends become our chosen family;” it has a certain flair that inspires all of us to appreciate and love the people we surround ourselves with.   Friends gained from work can turn out to be some of the...

Clean Bandit - "Rather Be" #32 on Hot100 Announces 1st US Headline Tour

Clean Bandit - "Rather Be" #32 on Hot100 Announces 1st US Headline Tour

17 July 2014

New York - British electronic breakout group Clean Bandit have jumped to #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their international smash single, “Rather Be” ft. Jess Glynne, and announced details of their first-ever North American headline tour. The dates (listed below) – which celebrate the group’s new debut album, New Eyes,...

Chelsea Grin’s New Studio Album Debuts At #27 On The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart

Chelsea Grin’s New Studio Album Debuts At #27 On The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart

17 July 2014

New York – Chelsea Grin’s new studio album Ashes To Ashes (released via Artery Recordings/Razor Tie) charges onto the charts this week debuting at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 10,100 albums sold in its first week of release.  This marks Chelsea Grin’s highest career charting debut and also their biggest U.S. sales week. The album...

Wooden Head by The Proper Ornaments

Wooden Head by The Proper Ornaments

16 July 2014

New York - Wooden Head is an easy album to like; with soft-spoken lyrics and melodic guitar riffs so mellow, the modern listener may go as far as to call it “chill.” However, it’s hard to speak of such an old-timey sounding record in current slang terms....

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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 ...