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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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This past Saturday night, May 7th, I headed down to the House of Blues in Anaheim to check out Portugal. The Man in concert for the second time.  The first time I saw this strangely wonderful band play was last October at the El Rey, and I was relatively unfamiliar with their stuff.  Now wholly enamored with 2009’s Satanic Satanist, an owner of t...

Weekend Playlist - May 6, 2011

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 06 May 2011 10:00
Start your weekend off right with music from artist featured this week on BestNewBands.com
“You Oughta Know” - Das Racist “Coming or Going” - White Arrows Lauren Novik highlighted the upcoming tenth anniversary of Sasquatch! Music Festival, which is held annually at The Gorge in WA. ...

An Interview with Toronto's The Apollo Effect

Published in Interviews
Friday, 06 May 2011 13:00
The Apollo Effect came on to my radar when they uploaded their video for "The Honeymoon is Over" (posted below) to BNBTV.  Their sound is a little bit of 80s glam, a little 90s-Brit angst, and maybe a little 2000s era post-grunge/pop-punk.  Basically, the band sounds a bit like if The Killers' Hot Fuss-era Brandon Flowers, Oasis' Liam Gallagher, ...
If you're in the Jersey area, you are in luck.  This Saturday, May 7th, our former Artist in Residence Verity in Stereo will be taking the stage at Asbury Park! Details are after the jump... ...

Concert Review: The Ladies Love Lady Danville

Published in Live Reviews
Monday, 28 March 2011 13:00
Another night, another amazing concert. Let me just start by saying, I never cease to be blown away by the amount of talent abounding in the fine city of Los Angeles.  That said, I found myself once again at the always cozy Troubadour this past Saturday night to see Voxhaul Broadcast, Family of the Year, and Lady Danville. I arrived just in time t...

Weekend Playlist - March 25, 2011

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 25 March 2011 10:00
Start your weekend off with a selection of music by artists featured this week on BestNewBands.com.
“Outside the City” - Young Galaxy Kelly Knapp caught this stellar act at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn last weekend.

Kelly wrote, “Young Galaxy’s set was pretty entrancing in a danceable way. This was a band with origi...