New Bands to See at Desert Daze 2016

Desert Daze - Best New Bands

New York – This weekend ushers in California’s 5th annual Desert Daze in Joshua Tree, where for three days, from October 14-16, festivalgoers from around the world will experience “what music festivals once were, while illuminating the future of what music festivals can be.” I am hoping that by the end of this weekend I will

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SUUNS Brings the Noise to San Francisco


San Francisco – “What?” That was the word being shouted from virtually everyone leaving San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill on Tuesday night, with futile attempts at conversation over the resounding din of blossoming tinnitus. Earplugs were a necessary accessory that night, as Canada’s SUUNS blasted drone-heavy, electro-stained post rock through the eardrums and straight down to the bones

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Suuns Returns with ‘Hold/Still’

Suuns - Best New Bands

Berlin – Canadian psych-rock band Suuns – pronounced “soons,” which translates to “zeroes” in Thai – just released its third studio album, Hold/Still.  This follows 2013′s Images du Futur and the band’s 2015 collaboration with Jerusalem in My Heart, led by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh. Hold/Still officially hit shelves on April 15th, through Secret City in Canada and Secretly Canadian in the U.S. Suuns‘ new material was recorded with

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Dot Hacker EP Out Today


Today Dot Hacker drops their new digital EP, with a full debut album on the horizon (“we promise!!!” according to their Twitter). The band is the project of current Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and friends Clint Walsh, Eric Gardner and Jonathan Hischke, who are all well known musicians, having toured with artists

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Little Scream Keeps Music Fun


I was able to catch Little Scream, aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer immediately after her set at Music Hall of Williamsburg, just before The Antlers went on. She was wearing an outfit that I suspect was made specifically for her, thus no one else has it, and she makes music that no one else makes Basically, she’s

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