Radiation City Releases The Hands That Take You


Radiation City: Retro Delight! Band: Radiation City www.radiationcity.muxtape.com Origin: Portland, OR! Label: Tender Loving Empire www.tenderlovingempire.com (Typhoon www.myspace.com/wearetyphoon, Y La Bamba www.myspace.com/ylabamba) Album: The Hands That Take You Release date: Already out on cassette through Radiation City’s own Apes Tapes www.apestapes.com, on CD and vinyl September 27. Sounds like: ‘50s doo-wop swirled with indie dream

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Newgrass Concert Preview: Sarah Jarosz


OK, all you folkies in Portland- listen good. If you want a new bluegrass singer to love, look no further. Sarah Jarosz is “Gillian Welch‘s long-lost daughter,” according to Rolling Stone. Not sure yet? Download and listen to this- “Annabelle Lee,” a haunting bluegrass ballad that features Jarosz’s lovely voice and some serious fiddling.

Weekend Playlist – June 10, 2011


Start your weekend off right with music from artists featured this week on BestNewBands.com! “Morning Thought” & “Vocal Chords” – Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Dan Cordie caught the band’s show at the Rickshaw Shop Saturday night.

Music Fest NW Lineup!


Portlanders (and anyone who wants to come to Portland), clear your calendars! September 7-11 is Music Fest NorthWest, and it looks incredible this year. Aside from the amazing headliners like Band of Horses and Iron and Wine, MFNW has something for everyone from Portland’s diverse assortment of amazing music. Read on to check out the

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Weekend Playlist – June 3, 2011


Start your weekend off right with music from artists featured this week on BestNewBands.com! “The Heron and the Fox” – Little Scream Kelly Knapp interviewed Laurel Sprengelmeyer aka Little Scream – here’s some of their conversation:

The Shivers: Give Me More!


The Shivers are the kind of band I feel like I should have heard about before now. Their Americana style of rock is so solid, it sounds like it could come from the ’70s (one of my favorite music decades). The Shivers’s latest album, More, released May 10, sounds like a jam session with greats

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Weekend Playlist – May 27, 2011


Start your weekend off right with music from artists featured this week on BestNewBands.com! “Through the Valley” – Fan Modine Liz Livengood reviewed the latest album from the band she described as “dreamy indie pop goodness.”

Sasquatch! Watch: Typhoon

BestNewBands.com’s Portland correspondent Liz Livengood raved about local act Typhoon back in April, saying the 12-person band “can only be described as epic,” and that “seeing them live was a treat.” (Check out Liz’s review here.) After hearing such high praise, as well as kind words from NPR and The Chicago Tribune, I’m that much

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Fan Modine: Dreamy Indie Pop Goodness


Listening to Fan Modine’s new album Gratitude For The Shipper is like floating through a dreamlike landscape of sound. Lush lyrics intertwine with melodies made by trombones, keyboards and euphoniums. Gordon Zacharias’s distinct voice sings of light and stars and love, making the record uplifting and completely enjoyable to hear.