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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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Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water -- READ MORE
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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 York - On Manhattan, the debut full length from Skaters, the band has honed a city into an album. Singer Michael Ian Cummings, drummer Noah Rubin, guitarist Joshua Hubbard, and bassist Dan Burke embody the kind of motion and energy that only in NYC can it make sense the way it does. These punks are hustlers, and they’re good at it. Influenced...

Graveface Roadshow at Shea Stadium

Published in Live Reviews
Friday, 21 February 2014 10:39
New York - Savannah, GA based independent label Graveface Records has embarked on a Roadshow tour, featuring a handful of represented artists. All heavily on the shoegaze side, Monday night Shea Stadium hosted the lineup of The Casket Girls, The Stargazer Lilies, Creepoid, and Dreamend, featuring founder Ryan Graveface himself in more than one of...
New York – New Music Seminar today announced this year’s Artist on the Verge “Class of 2014” – a list of 100 trailblazing acts, with the opportunity to perform as part of this year’s event, June 8-10 in New York City.  The organizers call AOV the place to experience tomorrow’s superstars before they break.  (See the special BestNewBands.com regis...

Total Slacker’s Record Release Show Was a Total Party

Published in Live Reviews
Saturday, 15 February 2014 07:25
New York - Total Slacker’s Record Release show at Baby’s All Right Wednesday was a total sold out success. The band took the stage with big grins, and played like it was a party. Their second full length Slip Away just came out the day before, but everyone knew the songs anyway. Total Slacker ripped through their set, with Tucker noting early on ...

Interview – Blue & Gold

Published in Interviews
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 21:18
Brooklyn – Hiding out in the eye of NYC’s polar vortex early Saturday night, I phoned fellow Brooklyn-dwellers Blue & Gold for an interview. In the conversation that followed, band mates Chloe Raynes (guitar, vocals), Alex Kapelman (guitar, vocals), GG Gonzalez (drums) and Derek Cabrera (bass) spoke graciously with me about their foray into N...

BestNewBands.com February Showcase at Bar Matchless

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 08:00
New York - It’s about that time for our Matchless Showcase! On Wednesday, February 19,  we are proud to present another batch of great bands to tune your ears to. For everyone in NYC, don’t let the winter freeze your insides and come out and rock to this desirable lineup:  Set times: 10:45pm Old Monk 10pm Dead Waves 9:15pm The Meaning of Li...