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7 New Bands At Pitchfork – Day Three -- Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water -- Horse Thief At The Bowery Ballroom -- De Lux Rough Up The Hammer Museum -- The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview -- Live Review - 4Knots Music Festival -- An Afternoon Delight: Ryley Walker Live at West Fest -- Interview: MKTO Bring Their Dreams To Life -- Goodnight Tonight Is Ready to Take Over -- An Interview with Oh Honey + Behind the Scenes Photos -- 5 New Bands to See at Pitchfork -- Read Our Interview With Roadkill Ghost Choir --
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Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water -- READ MORE
Horse Thief At The Bowery Ballroom -- READ MORE
De Lux Rough Up The Hammer Museum -- READ MORE
The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview -- READ MORE
Live Review - 4Knots Music Festival -- READ MORE
An Afternoon Delight: Ryley Walker Live at West Fest -- READ MORE
Interview: MKTO Bring Their Dreams To Life -- READ MORE
Goodnight Tonight Is Ready to Take Over -- READ MORE
An Interview with Oh Honey + Behind the Scenes Photos -- READ MORE
5 New Bands to See at Pitchfork -- READ MORE
Read Our Interview With Roadkill Ghost Choir -- READ MORE
7 New Bands At Pitchfork – Day Three

7 New Bands At Pitchfork – Day Three

21 July 2014

Chicago – The final day of a weekend festival is always bittersweet. Even though you are exhausted, you dance and sing as if there’s...

The Sea Life  - Track Review And Interview

The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview

16 July 2014

Brooklyn – Maryland’s own The Sea Life is a beloved local band well worthy of farther-flung audiences. The group’s work is engineered for lovers...

No Family Is Safe When I Sashay – Perfume Genius

No Family Is Safe When I Sashay – Perfume Genius

22 July 2014

New York - Perfume Genius is the moniker of Seattle’s own singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas. Since his debut, this soloist’s tracks have crashed through playlists...

Features

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....

Tiny Ruins Announces Fall Tour With Sharon Van Etten – Premieres Video

Tiny Ruins Announces Fall Tour With Sharon Van Etten – Premieres Video

23 July 2014

Los Angeles - New Zealand singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook is currently on tour in North America, playing songs from her new album Brightly Painted One, out now on Flying Nun Records. NPR premiered the video which was shot, directed and even edited by Neil Finn while the two were touring together...

No Family Is Safe When I Sashay – Perfume Genius

No Family Is Safe When I Sashay – Perfume Genius

22 July 2014

New York - Perfume Genius is the moniker of Seattle’s own singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas. Since his debut, this soloist’s tracks have crashed through playlists with unforgiving, tidal might. But Hadreas’ power is neither loud nor sonically invasive. Rather, his work carries a message that’s both apt and...

Alvvays’ New Album Is A Dazed Dream

Alvvays’ New Album Is A Dazed Dream

21 July 2014

Los Angeles - What a debut! Alvvays’ self-titled record is a 9-track, lo-fi haze that is perfect for a joyride down the coastline. The strong and sentimental indie-pop has fanciful guitar breakdowns and vocals from lead singer Molly Rankin that are so fluffy they’re almost too good...

The Black Angels Debut New Video, Release 'Clear Lake Forest'

The Black Angels Debut New Video, Release 'Clear Lake Forest'

21 July 2014

New York - The Black Angels are excited to announce that their new offering Clear Lake Forest is out now via Blue Horizon. Clear Lake Forest saw a limited vinyl release on Record Store Day, but the 7-track set sees a much wider release today in a variety...

Album Review: Never Hungover Again By Joyce Manor

Album Review: Never Hungover Again By Joyce Manor

20 July 2014

New York - Never Hungover Again is a punk rock gem and, as most great albums are, perhaps too short for how good it is.  Each song stays under the usual three minute mark, but despite its length, the record doesn’t skimp on narrative or depth. The...

Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water

Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water

18 July 2014

San Francisco - There is something to the age-old saying, “friends become our chosen family;” it has a certain flair that inspires all of us to appreciate and love the people we surround ourselves with.   Friends gained from work can turn out to be some of the...

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6 New Bands To See At Sasquatch 2014

Published in Previews
Sunday, 18 May 2014 14:06
Seattle – Music festival season is in full swing, and the Pacific Northwest’s biggest is less than one week away. Sasquatch! Music Festival will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, at the beautiful and award-winning venue Gorge Amphitheater. Headlining this year are Outkast, The National, M.I.A., and Queens of the Stone Age. As always, Sasq...
Suuns may have started playing to overcast skies but there was no shortage of fans at the Yeti stage Saturday. The Montreal quartet didn’t say much, but instead charged into their brand of electronic noise rock. The pounding kick drum of “2020” drew more people from up the hill into the mass of dancers collected at the front of the stage. “And wh...

New Bands To See At Coachella: Gary Clark Jr.

Published in Festivals
Monday, 16 April 2012 13:45
Photo by Frank Maddock Gary Clark Jr. hates the term bluesman. Judging from his brand of music, you would expect this new artist to embrace the label, but being a nasty guitar player is only the tip of the iceberg to this man’s talents.  Sort of like a latter day John Mayer, Clark can play many different types of guitar: jazz, blues to straight ...

Preview: Sasquatch 2012

Published in Festivals
Sunday, 12 February 2012 22:21
When my friends and I wax sentimental, it’s become common—even expected—to hear at least one anecdote from a bygone Sasquatch weekend. Hosted at the Gorge Amphitheater in central Washington, the festival promises jaw-dropping musical talent and one of most visually stunning venues in all the land. This year suggests no different, with performance...

4 Picks For The Austin City Limits Festival is this weekend!!!

Published in Festivals
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 21:24
So why is a picture of Stevie Wonder on a site called BestNewBands.com? Because he's Steve F-ing Wonder that's why and because he, along with some notable BestNewBands.com alumna, is playing the Austin City Limits festival this weekend. If you're any where near the festival, stop what you're doing and get the best possible vantage point for his s...
White Arrows Hats off to The Echo and The Rumble for assembling such a potentially mesh-worthy trio of bands at tonight's free show! In addition to BestNewBands.com's favorite LA psych rockers White Arrows (see Lauren Novik's interview with the band or her post about their must-see set at Sasquatch!), gritty blues duo My Goodness and pretty pop ...