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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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The Helio Sequence Announce New Album And Tour Dates

Published in Previews
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 17:04
It’s been a quiet few years for Portland, Oregon-based duo The Helio Sequence. The two-piece, comprised of singer/guitarist Brandon Summers and drummer Benjamin Weikel, have released four studio LPs, the last being 2008’s Keep Your Eyes Ahead. In the four years since the electro-folk-pop outfit’s last album, the guys have kept a low profile, but ...

Sea Wolf Announces Album Release

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 15 June 2012 19:21
Sea Wolf will release its third album, Old World Romance,  September 11 on Dangerbird Records.  Old World Romance is the highly anticipated follow up to Sea Wolf's successful sophomore LP, White Water, White Bloom.
Sea Wolf's founder and leading man, Alex Brown Church (writer/guitar/vocals), shares "After the last record, which was written...
Two years ago, I saw Kristian Matsson (a.k.a. The Tallest Man On Earth) for the first time in Portland’s swanky Doug Fir Lounge. He was supporting his sophomore album, The Wild Hunt, and though I was only familiar with a selection of tracks on the album, the Swedish singer-songwriter blew me away. On Tuesday night, the young musician played at Lo...
It’s been two years since Kristian Matsson released his sophomore album, The Wild Hunt, and subsequent EP, Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird, under his moniker, The Tallest Man On Earth. In the interim, fans have been eagerly awaiting new music from the Swedish folk master. With the release of There’s No Leaving Now, the wait is finally...

A Conversation With The Staves

Published in Interviews
Thursday, 07 June 2012 21:19
The UK-based folk trio, The Staves, has been making a name for itself at a feverish pace. Although the outfit, consisting of sisters Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor, has yet to release a full-length album, it has already been signed with Atlantic Records and is currently on tour with the Grammy award winner, Bon Iver. Though it’s ...

Ben Howard Sells Out The Troubadour

Published in Live Reviews
Thursday, 07 June 2012 16:29
When a new band or musician tries to win the hearts and minds of the American public, they usually face an uphill battle. When they’re a British band or musician who’s received accolades and fame in their native land, the reality of playing to smaller crowds across the pond can be irritating and at times, daunting. Unless you’re The Beatles or On...