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Pure Bathing Culture At Mississippi Studios

Pure Bathing Culture At Mississippi Studios

29 July 2014

Portland - Anyone who knows me at all knows that I am a hopeless sucker for bands with a lead female vocalist. Paramore, Beach...

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

Acclaimed Seattle Artist Fences Unveils “Arrows” Featuring Macklemore And Produced By Ryan Lewis

Acclaimed Seattle Artist Fences Unveils “Arrows” Featuring Macklemore And Produced By Ryan Lewis

28 July 2014

New York - Elektra Records has announced the label debut from acclaimed singer/songwriter Fences. “LESSER OCEANS” – which includes the new single, “Arrows” featuring Macklemore and produced by Ryan Lewis – arrives everywhere on October 14th.  “LESSER OCEANS” is available for pre-sale beginning today (see below), with all...

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...

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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...