Neon Indian Was Flawless At Noise Pop Festival

Neon Indian by Corey Bell - Best New Bands

San Francisco – This past Saturday, the 24th annual Noise Pop Festival chugged ahead on its penultimate night with a slew of shows happening across the city at different venues, including a fantastic (though somewhat familiar) set by Texas’ Neon Indian, held at the Mezzanine in SoMa. The Mezzanine splits its time evenly as a nightclub showcasing today’s many

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Featured Artist: James Supercave

James Supercave - Best New Bands

Los Angeles – First things first: James Supercave is not an actual person, but the result of a long running collaboration between three musicians based in Los Angeles. Joaquin Pastor, Patrick Logothetti, and Andrés Villalobos have been playing together for years, and for the last three years they have called their current project James Supercave. The band released its debut

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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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Panic is Perfect Releases Remix, Announces Tour

Panic is Perfect

Los Angeles – San Francisco based band Panic Is Perfect are excited to release the Evan Gartner Remix to their song “Go Go Go”. The original song rocketed to #12 on HypeMachine and was named one of the Ten Best Indie Pop songs of 2014 by Indie Shuffle. Up-and-coming producer Evan Gartner has received praise from

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Westkust Mesmerizes On Dreamy Debut


Los Angeles – Swedish noise poppers Westkust are set to make a splash stateside with their LP, Last Forever. Due out on July 10th, Last Forever is a collection of shoegazing tunes that include punk sensibilities and ethereal guitars. With their wall-of-sound style, the nine tracks featured on Last Forever cut especially deep. Last Forever

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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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Jacco Gardner Hypnotizes the Echo

Jacco Gardner by Matt Matasci

Los Angeles – Though outside The Echo the temperatures had fallen a few degrees from their scorching mid-day high by Jacco Gardner’s late 11:30 start time, the venue’s ancient cooling system still failed to provide relief inside the packed club. Thank goodness Gardner specializes in a brand of baroque pop that is not really meant

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