Haim Announce Spring 2014 Headlining Tour


New York – Haim will be headlining a North American tour next spring to support their debut album on Columbia, Days Are Gone.  And this weekend, sisters Este, Danielle and Alana are the musical guests on Saturday Night Live, alongside host Josh Hutcherson (Chasing Fire). The SoCal trio recently received two nominations in BestNewBands.com’s 2013 Newbie Awards: for Best New Band and Best

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5 New Songs We Like: Number 4


This weeks installment of 5 New Songs We Like takes you through a myriad of musical styles. Whether its ghostly grooves of Warpaint, the coffee house folk of Fossil Collective, the euphoric pop of Claire, the ambient R&B of Autre Ne Veut & Fennesz, or the triumphant soundscapes of Tycho, you are bound to find

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Jamestown Revival Announce December Tour Dates


Jamestown Revival have announced a string of tour dates around the west coast this December. The band will be touring beginning on December 8 in San Diego at Lestats, before playing in Los Angeles on December 10 at the Troubadour. The tour continues with dates in San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities, before ending on December 21 in Denver at the

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England’s Glass Animals Release Self-Titled Debut EP


Oxford, England-based Glass Animals have just released a self-titled EP–their first–on Harvest Records in the U.S.  Vocalist-producer Dave Bayley’s hypnotic sound is immediately apparent on lead track, “Psylla.”  (That’s a word we don’t recognize but a quick online search identified it as “a genus of sap-sucking insects.”  Much about Glass Animals is still a mystery

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Live In Austin: Twenty One Pilots At Emo’s


Austin – Twenty One Pilots has cultivated a reputation for putting on enthralling live shows, and on Saturday, this reputation was put to the test. Consisting of vocalist/pianist Tyler Joseph and drummer/keyboardist Josh Dun, the young duo managed to sell out their show at Emo’s, which is certainly no small achievement for a new band. However, they refused

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Catching Up With The 2012 Newbie Awards Winners


We didn’t know what to expect when we asked our writers one year ago to nominate their favorite new artists of 2012 for our inaugural Newbie Awards.  In November, we identified the categories—New Band, Male, Female, Album and Song—and then waited for the nominations to come in.  The diversity of the artists blew us away…after

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Deap Vally – Electric Ballroom


London – Since the release of their exceedingly well received debut album “Sistrionix” in June this year, much fuss has been made about Californian duo Deap Vally.  After meeting at a needlework class (really!) in 2011, Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards have developed an unconventional sound which is mesmerising, yet hard to pin down.  There’s

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2013 Best New Album Nominees: Who Grabs The Newbie?


There’s something for everyone in our Best New Album of 2013 Newbie Awards nominees. Frankly, the diversity of our writers’ musical tastes made this category pretty wide open and it was thus hard to narrow the list down to a manageable number. We anticipate the final voting margin to be this close.