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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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De Lux Rough Up The Hammer Museum -- READ MORE
The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview -- READ MORE
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
5 New Bands to See at Pitchfork -- READ MORE
Read Our Interview With Roadkill Ghost Choir -- READ MORE
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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New Bands To See At Coachella: Grouplove

Published in Festivals
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 10:44
It’s amazing how bands can be playing to crowds of 100 people (if they’re lucky) one month and massive theaters the next. This is exactly what happened with our best new band of 2011: Grouplove. I remember writing a show preview in January for the band’s free, month-long residency at Bootleg Theater. I had never even heard the music, so I listene...
Over the past year, Young The Giant has been one of the fast rising new bands in alt-rock. With songs like “My Body” and “Cough Syrup” becoming national and international staples, they have grown from a regional phenomenon to stars. With a three-month North American tour commencing next week, we caught up with Francois Comtois and Sameer Gadhia t...

4 Picks For The Austin City Limits Festival is this weekend!!!

Published in Festivals
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 21:24
So why is a picture of Stevie Wonder on a site called BestNewBands.com? Because he's Steve F-ing Wonder that's why and because he, along with some notable BestNewBands.com alumna, is playing the Austin City Limits festival this weekend. If you're any where near the festival, stop what you're doing and get the best possible vantage point for his s...

Sasquatch! Watch: Young the Giant

Published in Festivals
Friday, 27 May 2011 16:00
Young the Giant is no stranger to BestNewBands.com: both Claire Gallagher and Lauren Novik interviewed the band last fall (check out Claire’s post here and Lauren’s post here). They are, however, newcomers to the Sasquatch! Music Festival at The Gorge this weekend, but with their unending energy and rockin' rhythms, I'm sure they'll fit right i...
Young the Giant Genre: Alt-rock If you’re looking for something to do on this potentially stormy Saturday night, head on down to The Roxy on Sunset to check out Young the Giant with We Barbarians and Kitten for an awesome night of in-your-face alt-rock.  I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Young the Giant play an exhilarating set at UCLA (read abo...
Picked By: Kelly Knapp Who: Air Waves album release w/ Amy (Titus Andronicus), Soft Landing, Inoculist Where: Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY When: Tuesday, February 22nd at 8pm Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door Age Restrictions: 21+ ...