Best Friends: Hot. Reckless. Totally Insane.

Best Friends

Portland - Best Friends’ debut album is Hot. Reckless. Totally Insane. Born out of Sheffield, the foursome delivers self-deprecating garage pop that is more about music than show. Their LP, Hot. Reckless. Totally Insane consistently surprises its listeners with tracks that are littered with playfulness and attitude but never loses sight of the importance of skilled

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Years and Years’ Darkly Poppy Debut LP

Years and Years

New York – London-based synth-pop trio Years & Years have already achieved widespread success since their formation in 2010. They have been slowly but steadily building up a collection of critically lauded single releases and won BBC’s Sound of 2015 (past winners of which include now household names Sam Smith, Haim and Ellie Goulding).  Years

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A Little Chat With Little May

Little May by Sarah Hess

Chicago – Australian trio Little May has begun to turn heads here in the States, especially with their recently released single “Home.” Originally leaning towards folk, they now gravitate more toward indie rock and blend in beautiful, crisp harmonies. Guitarist Liz Drummond, drummer Hannah Field, and guitarist/banjoist Annie Hamilton have been hard at work on

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Algiers Pass Up an Encore at the Echo


Los Angeles – As The Echo’s house lights dimmed and the eager audience shuffled into place, an ominous drone filled the otherwise empty stage. One by one, Franklin James Fisher, Ryan Mahan, and Lee Tesche took the stage, each member of Algiers sporting a glare as menacing as the music playing behind them. At this

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Augustines Announce Fall Tour & Release “Weary Eyes” Video


New York – Indie-rock trio Augustines have announced their upcoming fall North American headlining tour. Touring behind their recently released self-titled sophomore album, Augustines will be making 13 appearances across the west and east coast of the U.S. as well as parts of Canada. Beginning on Wednesday, September 17 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA, the tour will

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Saints of Valory – Possibilities EP


  While listening to “Possibilities”, the latest EP from the up and coming Austin, TX outfit Saints of Valory, there’s sort of a parallel to watching a movie like “October Sky” or perhaps even “Cool Runnings.” First is the overwhelmingly optimistic aesthetic that no matter where you are bound to geographically, barriers and obstacles can

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