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Hunter Hunted Entrapped Chicago -- Church in Session With Daniel Rossen Hamilton Leithauser At Joe's Pub -- The Horde and the Harem EP Release Party at Tractor -- BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On -- MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success -- The Legend of Mac DeMarco -- Sylvan Esso Releases “Play It Right” Live Video At Sofar London -- Album Preview: The Antlers – Familiars -- Little Daylight Brightens Up the Bottom Lounge -- We Talk With Maya Tuttle Of The Colourist -- London Grammar Make Music A Religious Experience -- Check Out Our Interview With Birdy --
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The Horde and the Harem EP Release Party at Tractor -- READ MORE
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MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success -- READ MORE
The Legend of Mac DeMarco -- READ MORE
Sylvan Esso Releases “Play It Right” Live Video At Sofar London -- READ MORE
Album Preview: The Antlers – Familiars -- READ MORE
Little Daylight Brightens Up the Bottom Lounge -- READ MORE
We Talk With Maya Tuttle Of The Colourist -- READ MORE
London Grammar Make Music A Religious Experience -- READ MORE
Check Out Our Interview With Birdy -- READ MORE
Hunter Hunted Entrapped Chicago

Hunter Hunted Entrapped Chicago

22 April 2014

Chicago – On Friday night, Dan Chang and Michael Garner walked out on stage with their band to a thunderous roar of applause at...

A Q & A With Street Joy

A Q A With Street Joy

21 April 2014

BROOKLYN – LA band Street Joy is steadily churning out full-bodied rock that struts in line with The Strokes’ vibe, yet is infused with...

Matthew And The Atlas – Other Rivers

Matthew And The Atlas – Other Rivers

22 April 2014

Seattle – Four years after signing on to Communion Records, UK artist Matthew and The Atlas (nèe Matthew Hegarty) has released his first full-length...

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Matthew And The Atlas – Other Rivers

Matthew And The Atlas – Other Rivers

22 April 2014

Seattle – Four years after signing on to Communion Records, UK artist Matthew and The Atlas (nèe Matthew Hegarty) has released his first full-length album. Other Rivers, is a vocally and melodically soaring compilation of songs Hegarty’s written over the past six years. After two acclaimed EPs, To...

A Q & A With Street Joy

A Q & A With Street Joy

21 April 2014

BROOKLYN – LA band Street Joy is steadily churning out full-bodied rock that struts in line with The Strokes’ vibe, yet is infused with the youthful cadence of sun-drenched SoCal tendencies. Rapidly garnering attention for their hard-hitting, high-energy soundscapes, their work is guaranteed to hook you from...

Jamestown Revival Announce More Headlining Tour Dates

Jamestown Revival Announce More Headlining Tour Dates

21 April 2014

Los Angeles - Jamestown Revival are excited to announce a run of headlining tour dates beginning in May. The band will be playing in major markets including Los Angeles (May 29 @ The Troubadour), San Francisco (June 01 @ Great American Music Hall), and New York City (June 24 @...

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks’ - Enter the Slasher House

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks’ - Enter the Slasher House

20 April 2014

Austin - Though the band name and cover art might suggest some sort of black metal nightmare, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks’ “Enter the Slasher House” is more like a whimsical fun house.  If anything, this album was created from the trappings of a bad acid trip, though...

Chet Faker’s Debut Album - Built on Glass

Chet Faker’s Debut Album - Built on Glass

18 April 2014

Nashville - Even before listening to the music of the Australian artist Chet Faker, I knew he had to be an interesting guy. His debut album, titled Built on Glass, was released on April 15 on Futuristic Classic/Downtown/Opulent Records. The titles of his songs are…unique, to say...

BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On

BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On

17 April 2014

Chicago – Chances are by now you’ve heard “Bridges,” by New Zealand sibling duo BROODS. Caleb Nott and his younger sister Georgia took a hold of everyone in the music biz and blogosphere with their irresistible electro-pop single before they even released their self-titled EP, which was...

MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success

MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success

15 April 2014

Austin - The duo of Lizzy Palpinger and Max Hershnow, better known as MS MR, has been creating music together since 2012 though both are no strangers to the music industry.  Palpinger as the founder of Neon Gold Records and Hershnow as a producer.  Sharing a love...

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...

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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...