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A Psychedelic Trip with Temples at Neumos

A Psychedelic Trip with Temples at Neumos

16 April 2014

Seattle – Wednesday night at Seattle’s Neumos, the audience was treated to vibrant, energetic sounds of psychedelic pop rock and post-punk, thanks to Temples...

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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Zach Klassen

Zach Klassen

It was at a young age that Zach Klassen developed his incredible, almost supernatural ability to identify excellent music. After discovering Ace of Base in elementary school (The Sign cassette tape being his first music purchase), he soon uncovered the seismic talents of Hootie and the Blowfish, Boyz II Men and Limp Bizkit. However, it wasn't until his first concert, when he saw Korn AND Staind perform at the Rose Garden in Portland, that all of the spectacular albums he had been absorbing culminated in the musical obsession that consumes his life today. If you ask him about the music he's loved and covered as a music critic and journalist—for such illustrious publications as the Eugene Weekly, the Willamette Week, the Point Reyes Light, The Deli Online Magazine, Eleven Magazine, and others—he'll probably admit his tastes have expanded a bit since his youth. Still, he'll forever hold a torch for his formative influences and, in the near future, plans on riding his alt/rap/rock Boyz II Men cover band to the to the top of the charts. 

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Real Estate Returns To The Wonder Ballroom

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Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:00am
Portland - The first time I saw Real Estate was in 2010.  The group was opening for Deerhunter in Portland, touring in support of their first major effort, Real Estate, out a year earlier on Woodsist. Although the album was released to substantial critical acclaim, it had completely missed the mark with me. At the time, it seemed like moderately ...

Sera Cahoone Delights Doug Fir With Solo Show

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014 3:32pm
Portland - Sera Cahoone sits on the cover of her most recent album, Deer Creek Canyon, alone on a stump, surrounded by columns of textured green and brown forest. It’s a beautifully serene scene. You can almost hear the quiet. I’m not sure what Cahoone’s writing process is, but after seeing her solo performance at the Doug Fir, this is how I like...

Interview: Peter Michel of Hibou

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Wednesday, 11 December 2013 8:52am
Portland - While touring in support of his impressive new effort (Dunes EP), Hibou mastermind Peter Michel took some time to do a quick interview with BestNewBands.com, touching on his recent split from Craft Spells, jamming with baby owls and the multifunctional uses of socks.  Zach Klassen: How did you get into playing music? Peter Michel: I ...

Album Review: Washed Out, Paracosm

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Sunday, 18 August 2013 3:00pm
If it seems like the move from electronic to analog, or analog to electronic has become somewhat of a tired eventuality for musicians looking to shake-up their sound, then tread lightly around reviews for Paracosm. It’s not that this is a completely false premise, or even a bad way to approach Washed Out’s latest LP. Lead singer and principal son...

Album Review - Rose Windows, The Sun Dogs

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013 9:34pm
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, with the liberal outposts from the 1960s still finding cultural relevance throughout our tree covered territory, there was never any worry that folk music would die out. It’s existed on our stages and street corners for as long as I can remember. Naturally, this means you’ll find its sound shaping everything f...