Lewis Del Mar: After the Hype

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New York - Max Hardwood and Danny Miller make up the experimental indie group Lewis Del Mar. A little over a year ago, the duo recorded and self-released its first single, “Loud(y),” from a two-room bungalow in Rockaway Beach, New York. While the “overnight success” story has commonly been debunked – there tends be a lot

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Riot Fest Featured Artist: Black Foxxes

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Chicago – Once again, in preparation for Riot Fest 2016, we’re featuring an up-and-coming band performing at the festival: U.K. punk rock band Black Foxxes. Last month, this phenomenal trio, comprised of Mark Holley (guitar, vocals), Tristan Jane (bass), and Ant Thornton (drums), released its powerful debut LP I’m Not Well. The emotional album often focuses on frontman Mark Holley’s brave journey,

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Getting to Know GROVES

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Chicago – Best New Bands recently discovered L.A. band Groves aka the band that will soon be your latest obsession. The three-piece creates Americana-infused indie rock, inspired by performers such as Elvis Costello, Phoenix, Blink-182, and The Beatles, making for a truly unique and infectious sound, highlighted by melodic guitar and dark synths and underpinned with passionate vocals. Groves

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DREAMERS Dishes on Living the Dream

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Berlin – DREAMERS is a new band that is clearly on the rise, with a touring schedule that would make even the most seasoned groups blush. With the recent release of the trio’s first full-length album, This Album Does Not Exist (Fairfax Records), the writing is on the wall and the guys are inviting everyone to read the fine print:

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A Little Q&A with Hockey Dad

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Chicago - Australian band Hockey Dad recently released its debut album Boronia (Kanine Records), and to celebrate, the duo, comprised of singer and guitarist Zach Stephenson and drummer William Fleming, took off on its first proper North American tour. The two best friends, who grew up in the Wollongong suburb of Windang, met at the age of five and became instant

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Arc Iris’ Jocie Adams Orchestrates Her Dream Life


London – Arc Iris, the new band formed by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams after her departure from The Low Anthem, presents an escapist vision in a world heading, however reluctantly, towards serial uniformity. Currently operating as a trio, complete with keyboardist Zachary Tenorio-Miller and percussionist Ray Belli joining Adams, the Providence, Rhode Island band straddles musical genres with

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