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Whiskey Shivers Know How to Entertain

Whiskey Shivers Know How to Entertain

17 April 2014

I’m just going to lay it out there: roots/bluegrass/folk music is not my thing. If I had to pick one genre to avoid, this...

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...

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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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...

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...

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The 5 Must-See Aftershows At Lollapalooza

Published in Festivals
Monday, 30 July 2012 14:07
One of the treats of Lollapalooza are the after-hours shows that scattered throughout the Windy City. This year is no different. Some of the biggest names that’ve graced the stage in Grant Park earlier in the day will be playing at some of the most intimate venues in the city. While most of the bigger names have sold out their respective shows, t...

Album Review: Real Estate - Days

Published in Album Reviews
Friday, 18 November 2011 18:07
It’s fall—the leaves are changing, the weather is sucking, and Real Estate’s latest LP, Days, is in your car’s CD player, or at least it should be. The five-piece hailing from New Jersey made a name for itself in 2009, when it released its self-titled debut, coining itself in the surf rock genre with track titles like, “Beach Comber,” “Pool Swi...

Gardens & Villas Deliver A Solid, Uneven Debut

Published in Album Reviews
Monday, 04 July 2011 13:25
Gardens & Villa is the project of five college friends from Santa Barbara, formed following the collapse of a noisier post-punk band and a hitchhiking journey up the west coast. Members Chris Lynch, Adam Rasmussen, Levi Hayden, Shane McKillop began playing in earnest as Gardens & Villa in 2008. The band recently recorded their 10-song, se...

Music Fest NW Lineup!

Published in Festivals
Saturday, 04 June 2011 13:00
Portlanders (and anyone who wants to come to Portland), clear your calendars! September 7-11 is Music Fest NorthWest, and it looks incredible this year. Aside from the amazing headliners like Band of Horses and Iron and Wine, MFNW has something for everyone from Portland's diverse assortment of amazing music. Read on to check out the lineup, with p...
Tonight at 9pm, the Music Hall of Williamsburg as a great lineup: Kurt Vile and The Violators, followed by J Mascis. Unfortunately but not surprisingly, this show sold out a few days ago, but if you managed to grab tickets, good work. I first heard about Kurt Vile a couple years ago, but it was one of those things that I mean to keep in mind but...

BestNewBands.com's Holiday Playlist 2010

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 12 December 2010 16:00
Holiday season is in full swing, and we at BestNewBands.com invite you to grab your hot cocoa and get into the Christmas spirit with this alternative holiday playlist. “Got Something For You” - Best Coast & Wavves Best Coast is a nominee for Best Artist of 2010 (vote for them here). Claire Gallagher reviewed the band’s show at UCLA...