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Sharon Van Etten Peels Away The Layers For “New Stage” Series At The Chapel

Sharon Van Etten Peels Away The Layers For “New Stage”...

30 July 2014

San Francisco - Hearing a favorite artist or band perform a stripped-down or acoustic set is a rare thrill.  When it does happen, it...

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

The Last Internationale Plays Lollapalooza - Debuts On Letterman

The Last Internationale Plays Lollapalooza - Debuts On Letterman

30 July 2014

Los Angeles - Fresh off a European tour that included shows with Kings of Leon and Neil Young and performances at numerous festivals, including British Summer Time in Hyde Park, The Last Internationale will perform at U.S. festivals including Lollapalooza in Chicago (August 2), the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento,...

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....

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BNBTV Spotlight: Phantom Tails, "All Good Things"

Published in Breaking News
Thursday, 06 January 2011 12:00

BestNewBands.com   I have a really big crush on Minneapolis right now.  I get butterflies in my stomach thinking of Twin Cities acts such as Atmosphere, The Goondas (check them out on bestnewbands.com), Zoo Animal, and, now, up-and-comers Phantom Tails.  Phantom Tails’ influences cover basically the entire spectrum of music a...

BNBTV Spotlight: thatwasthen, "Storymaker"

Published in Breaking News
Thursday, 30 December 2010 12:00

BestNewBands.com In my opinion, it is a pretty unanimous sentiment that every audiophile's favorite pastime is the good ol', all-American car concert.  What sense of pride cometh when you finally get the hang of driving with your knee, enabling you to air guitar like your freaking Jimmy Page or beat the nonexistent crap out of a n...

BNBTV Spotlight: Roman Holiday, "The Long Way Home"

Published in Breaking News
Thursday, 23 December 2010 12:00

BestNewBands.com
Roman Holiday is at it again in all their Kings-of-Leon-y-pop-rock glory.  With their newest single “The Long Way Home”, this Seattle band gives an all-star effort, but unfortunately doesn’t hit a home run (wah wah wahh).  The song is generic and somewhat bland—the only pickup comes with the guitar solo—and ...

Foxes in Fiction-Alberto EP

Published in Album Reviews
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 19:00
With the entire West Coast basically a victim to dark, angry, furrowed-browed storm clouds, the release of Foxes in Fiction’s new EP, Alberto couldn’t have been better timed. Dropping this week in the wake of Warren Hildebrand’s (the brain behind Foxes in Fiction) first full-length album, Swung From The Branches, this 7-track EP translated better...

Best Venues of 2010

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 19 December 2010 18:00
Voting for the Best Venues of 2010 has closed, but here’s a look at some of the nominees from the category. El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA Earlier this month, Claire Gallagher caught “adorable” Kina Grannis at the El Rey. Claire wrote, “Kina began her set around 10 to a roar of applause from a very excited and supportive audience.  The...
Picked By: Liz Livengood Who: Belle and Sebastian Where: Barrowland in Glasgow, Scotland When: Monday, December 20 Cost: SOLD OUT Age Restrictions: 14+, but if under 16 must be accompanied by guardian 18+ ...