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The Legend of Mac DeMarco

The Legend of Mac DeMarco

15 April 2014

Austin – I'm standing on the top floor of the three-tiered Mohawk. From my vantage point, you can see straight down Red River, past...

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...

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...

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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...

Record Store Day - Special Releases By New Bands

Record Store Day - Special Releases By New Bands

11 April 2014

New York - Record Store Day is just a week away! Marked as a day of record store culture celebration, and when hundreds of artists release special vinyls, CDs, and cassettes, rarities and splits, to remind us why physical stores need to exist. Every year there is...

Kyle Wilson Tells Us About His Brooklyn-Bred Band Milagres

Kyle Wilson Tells Us About His Brooklyn-Bred Band Milagres

10 April 2014

Brooklyn - Milagres front man Kyle Wilson is not just a fantastic music writer; he is a talented conversationalist to boot. Wilson spoke with Bestnewbands.com about his Brooklyn-bred band Milagres, and delved into the deeper meaning behind their latest album, Violent Light. The takeaway from this interview is...

Interview – Birdy

Interview – Birdy

09 April 2014

Brooklyn - UK-darling Jasmine Van Den Bogaerde, better known as Birdy, is a 17-year-old prodigy whose work floats in the realm of emotive, expressive and accessible pop. After earning an international following with the release of her first album in 2011, the young musician has reached record...

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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...