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Our April Showcase: GHXST, Ceramics And More -- Hunter Hunted Entrapped Chicago -- Church in Session With Daniel Rossen Hamilton Leithauser At Joe's Pub -- The Horde and the Harem EP Release Party at Tractor -- BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On -- MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success -- The Legend of Mac DeMarco -- Sylvan Esso Releases “Play It Right” Live Video At Sofar London -- Album Preview: The Antlers – Familiars -- Little Daylight Brightens Up the Bottom Lounge -- We Talk With Maya Tuttle Of The Colourist -- London Grammar Make Music A Religious Experience --
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Hamilton Leithauser At Joe's Pub -- READ MORE
The Horde and the Harem EP Release Party at Tractor -- READ MORE
BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On -- READ MORE
MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success -- READ MORE
The Legend of Mac DeMarco -- READ MORE
Sylvan Esso Releases “Play It Right” Live Video At Sofar London -- READ MORE
Album Preview: The Antlers – Familiars -- READ MORE
Little Daylight Brightens Up the Bottom Lounge -- READ MORE
We Talk With Maya Tuttle Of The Colourist -- READ MORE
London Grammar Make Music A Religious Experience -- READ MORE
Our April Showcase: GHXST, Ceramics And More

Our April Showcase: GHXST, Ceramics And More

23 April 2014

New York - The recent BestNewBands.com Presents showcase was an impressive reflection of the grittier, noisier side of the city, with GHXST, Ceramics, Maquina...

A Q & A With Street Joy

A Q A With Street Joy

21 April 2014

BROOKLYN – LA band Street Joy is steadily churning out full-bodied rock that struts in line with The Strokes’ vibe, yet is infused with...

Matthew And The Atlas – Other Rivers

Matthew And The Atlas – Other Rivers

22 April 2014

Seattle – Four years after signing on to Communion Records, UK artist Matthew and The Atlas (nèe Matthew Hegarty) has released his first full-length...

Features

PHOX Premiere Video For "Slow Motion"

PHOX Premiere Video For "Slow Motion"

24 April 2014

New York - PHOX are delighted to share their charming new video for "Slow Motion". Directed by PHOX's very own Zach Johnston (guitar / banjo), the video was shot in Nashville across from The Stone Fox, a popular venue restaurant co-owned by William Tyler (Silver...

Matthew And The Atlas – Other Rivers

Matthew And The Atlas – Other Rivers

22 April 2014

Seattle – Four years after signing on to Communion Records, UK artist Matthew and The Atlas (nèe Matthew Hegarty) has released his first full-length album. Other Rivers, is a vocally and melodically soaring compilation of songs Hegarty’s written over the past six years. After two acclaimed EPs, To...

A Q & A With Street Joy

A Q & A With Street Joy

21 April 2014

BROOKLYN – LA band Street Joy is steadily churning out full-bodied rock that struts in line with The Strokes’ vibe, yet is infused with the youthful cadence of sun-drenched SoCal tendencies. Rapidly garnering attention for their hard-hitting, high-energy soundscapes, their work is guaranteed to hook you from...

Jamestown Revival Announce More Headlining Tour Dates

Jamestown Revival Announce More Headlining Tour Dates

21 April 2014

Los Angeles - Jamestown Revival are excited to announce a run of headlining tour dates beginning in May. The band will be playing in major markets including Los Angeles (May 29 @ The Troubadour), San Francisco (June 01 @ Great American Music Hall), and New York City (June 24 @...

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks’ - Enter the Slasher House

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks’ - Enter the Slasher House

20 April 2014

Austin - Though the band name and cover art might suggest some sort of black metal nightmare, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks’ “Enter the Slasher House” is more like a whimsical fun house.  If anything, this album was created from the trappings of a bad acid trip, though...

Chet Faker’s Debut Album - Built on Glass

Chet Faker’s Debut Album - Built on Glass

18 April 2014

Nashville - Even before listening to the music of the Australian artist Chet Faker, I knew he had to be an interesting guy. His debut album, titled Built on Glass, was released on April 15 on Futuristic Classic/Downtown/Opulent Records. The titles of his songs are…unique, to say...

BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On

BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On

17 April 2014

Chicago – Chances are by now you’ve heard “Bridges,” by New Zealand sibling duo BROODS. Caleb Nott and his younger sister Georgia took a hold of everyone in the music biz and blogosphere with their irresistible electro-pop single before they even released their self-titled EP, which was...

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...

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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...