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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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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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New York - Post-SXSW, most of us are either in recovery or sick of hearing about it, but whatever your stance on the validity or value of the festival, you can’t argue that there’s still worthwhile artists at the festival to experience. Yes, it’s a corporate world out there, and for struggling bands that don’t have big brand backing and buzz it m...

Deap Vally

Published in Interviews
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 07:34
Austin – Three years ago I watched Lindsay Troy and Julie Edwards Pirrone take the stage for their first time as Deap Vally.  Both had other projects, for Pirrone the most notable was The Pity Party and for Troy it was her sister act, The Troys.  As They strummed, drummed, and belted the first note, our jaws dropped.  We knew this two-piece was s...

New Bands At SXSW - Saturday

Published in Live Reviews
Sunday, 16 March 2014 07:47
Austin - My feet are swollen, wrists adorned with ten wristbands, body aches, hunger pangs, and I feel like I need about a week’s worth of sleep.  SXSW is one of the best but most draining music festivals.  Every building is turned in to a music venue which means you’re often running across town.  Lines are posted down entire blocks while fans ho...

New Bands At SXSW - Friday

Published in Live Reviews
Friday, 14 March 2014 15:08
Austin - By the time day three hits bands and fans are fighting to keep their energy up.  Opting for less beer and more coffee certainly helps.  Luckily there were plenty of exciting showcases to catch. The Fader Fort always boasts an exciting line up and this year was no exception.  Fans wait in line for hours to catch the most promising new ac...

New Bands At SXSW - Thursday

Published in Live Reviews
Thursday, 13 March 2014 17:42
Austin - Day two of SXSW held two of my favorite showcases: Austin Psych Fest and Frenchie Smith Records.  Unfortunately, both were at the same time on opposite sides of town.  During this festival, you just have to make it work.  Both showcases hand-pick each act so you know you’re walking away having seen something new and incredible.  These tw...

SXSW Send Off at the Hideout

Published in Live Reviews
Monday, 10 March 2014 20:53
Chicago – Did someone say free beer? Ummm, yes! This past Saturday the Hideout was packed with plenty of music and 312 beer lovers. The Goose Island Brewing Company was one of the many sponsors giving out free goodies for the Hideout’s Annual SXSW Send Off Show that helps raise money for local bands’ traveling expenses. Good music and free beer equ...