Weekend Playlist – March 11, 2011


Start your weekend off right with a selection of tunes from this week’s featured artists on BestNewBands.com. “The Dead Dog” – Portugal. The Man Monica Christoffels previewed Portugal. The Man’s set at the Snowball Music Festival in Colorado last weekend. Monica wrote, “Since forming PTM in 2004, and having lost and gained some band members

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Album Review: The Albertans, “New Age”


The Albertans released their second full-length album, New Age, yesterday, and through my five back-to-back-to-back listens, I grooved and nodded and thought that these must be Sufjan Stevens‘ poppy, edgy siblings.   This Canadian quintet, formed by a fateful convening of the five Albertan-bred musicians in Vancouver, brings a sound more rock than pop, but

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BNBTV Spotlight: Gold Motel, “Safe in LA”


BestNewBands.com In the wake of featuring The Goondas on BNBTV Spotlight, I stumbled easily from link to link on to a ton of bands playing on the Minneapolis/Minnesota music scene.  One of these bands was the glowing Gold Motel (actually from Chicago), who in this video prove their knowledge and mastery of a perfect pop

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Listen to The Drums


The Drums is an indie-pop band, by way of Brooklyn, New York. Influenced by bands like The Smiths and Orange Juice, Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham met at summer camp and formed a mutual interest in music. The pair formed Goat Explosion, before separating and succeeding in different bands. Reforming in 2006, they added drummer

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