Best New Bands Does Desert Daze

Desert Daze by Nick Comaratta for Best New Bands

Joshua Tree, California – “Pretty much everything about this festival is unprofessional.” That was the easiest way to reflect upon Desert Daze 2016, as we walked back to our camp Sunday night following the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s closing set. This is in no way meant as a criticism either. Desert Daze was described as the “no rules

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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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Music City Gets Washed Out


Nashville – Washed Out’s set at Exit/In began with “Entrance,” the first track off the new album, Paracosm. Ernest Greene walked on to the stage about a minute into the song, just as it sounds like the gates of heaven are opening with harps and cooing angels to greet those who enter.  Half a goofy

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5 New Songs For The Week


  Zola Jesus: “Fall Back”  Dark-wave queen Zola Jesus has traded drones for strings on her recent re-imagined album Versions, which consists of orchestral renditions of her past recordings. “Fall Back,” the album’s sole original track, confirms that orchestral-pop is a good look for Zola Jesus. Once Nika Danilova’s powerhouse vocals kick-in during the chorus,

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Album Review: Washed Out, Paracosm


If it seems like the move from electronic to analog, or analog to electronic has become somewhat of a tired eventuality for musicians looking to shake-up their sound, then tread lightly around reviews for Paracosm. It’s not that this is a completely false premise, or even a bad way to approach Washed Out’s latest LP.

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New Bands At Outside Lands


Outside Lands Festival, named after what the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., used to be marked as on a map back in the gold rush days, is going down August 10-12. The headliners range from Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Stevie Wonder to Skrillex and Metallica, and the entire lineup in general

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