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Live Review - 4Knots Music Festival -- READ MORE
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An Interview with Oh Honey + Behind the Scenes Photos -- READ MORE
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Capitol Hill Block Party - Sunday

Capitol Hill Block Party - Sunday

28 July 2014

Seattle – It’s been a long, hot weekend, but Capitol Hill Block Party goers were eager for more music starting under the sun, and...

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly...

27 July 2014

Chicago – Ready to update your summer playlist? Start with one of the hottest tracks from Joywave: “Tongues.” This New York indie electronic-pop band...

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And...

25 July 2014

New York - On Real Friends' new album, their first full length, the intro/opening track “Maybe This Place Is The Same…” sets the tone....

Features

Bleachers' Debut Single "I Wanna Get Better" Hits #1 at Alt Radio + Tour Dates

Bleachers' Debut Single "I Wanna Get Better" Hits #1 at Alt Radio + Tour Dates

27 July 2014

New York -  Bleachers' debut hit single "I Wanna Get Better" hits #1* at Alt radio after only 20 weeks on the chart and is the #3 Greatest Gainer. Since its launch in February "I Wanna Get Better" has sold over 200 thousand singles and streamed over 4 million times;...

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

27 July 2014

Chicago – Ready to update your summer playlist? Start with one of the hottest tracks from Joywave: “Tongues.” This New York indie electronic-pop band melds punk, funk, house, and hip-hop on the irresistible How Do You Feel? EP.  Back in 2011, the band sprung onto the scene...

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

25 July 2014

New York - On Real Friends' new album, their first full length, the intro/opening track “Maybe This Place Is The Same…” sets the tone. Primarily instrumental, with only a line or two of vocals, it introduces the themes of change and interpersonal relationships. The album isn’t simply...

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

24 July 2014

New York - After Franklin, Tennessee's CALEB reinvented, renamed and re-imagined themselves to create Colony House, band members Caleb Chapman (vocals), Scott Mills (guitar) and Will Franklin Chapman (drums) released their debut, When I Was Younger, off of Descendant Records. A lengthy fourteen tracks long, the album...

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

24 July 2014

Los Angeles - Rey Pila has announced they will be supporting Interpol on their upcoming tour, starting September 15 in Vancouver, BC and have been added to this year's incredible Austin City Limits Festival line up. The Mexico City quartet released a new track, "Blast", earlier this month, in conjunction...

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

23 July 2014

Los Angeles - Tame Impala has released Live Versions, an album of songs selected from a 2013 Chicago Tame Impala concert on Interscope Records. Chief songwriter Kevin Parker chose the 9 tracks for the record based on how different the live versions are from the album versions....

Tiny Ruins Announces Fall Tour With Sharon Van Etten – Premieres Video

Tiny Ruins Announces Fall Tour With Sharon Van Etten – Premieres Video

23 July 2014

Los Angeles - New Zealand singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook is currently on tour in North America, playing songs from her new album Brightly Painted One, out now on Flying Nun Records. NPR premiered the video which was shot, directed and even edited by Neil Finn while the two were touring together...

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...

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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+ ...