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Band To Watch: Thunder Dreamer

Corey Greenfield makes a mean taco. The drummer for Thunder Dreamer has toasted up tortillas, sliced radishes, and marinated a flank steak for three days.
Stephen Deusner | April 4, 2017 - 10:55 am

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Artist To Watch: Alex Lahey

Calling from America to Australia involves a massive timezone leap, so when I dial up Alex Lahey at the end of my workday, she's waking…
Chris DeVille | March 9, 2017 - 10:45 am

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Artist To Watch: Jay Som

"Jay Som has always been based around the comfort of solitude," Melina Duterte tells me over the phone from the Bay Area, where she grew…
James Rettig | February 23, 2017 - 11:19 am

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Band To Watch: Space Camp

Space Camp are a three-piece hardcore band from northern Connecticut, and that’s probably the easiest, most conventional way to describe them. In the case of…
Bruce Hamilton | February 22, 2017 - 3:18 pm

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Artist To Watch: Aphra

Rebecca Waychunas refuses to concede any ground to her past. The 27-year-old Philadelphia songwriter records sanguine electro-folk under the moniker Aphra, and as she sings…
Pranav Trewn | February 13, 2017 - 11:00 am

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Band To Watch: Vagabon

"In my country, and in a lot of countries, people still go to the well to get their water," Vagabon's Laetitia Tamko explains to me…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 9, 2016 - 12:52 pm

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Artist To Watch: Hazel English

Like any flailing twenty-something, Oakland-based Australian Hazel English feels an anxiety-inducing lack of control. The kind you feel when relocating over 12,000 miles across the…
Grace Birnstengel | October 26, 2016 - 9:04 am

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Band To Watch: Mannequin Pussy

The first half of "Denial" -- the third single from Mannequin Pussy's sophomore album, Romantic -- is designed to sound like someone having a panic…
James Rettig | October 6, 2016 - 11:08 am

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Artist To Watch: Billie Marten

Every teenage balladeer hacking away at a guitar or piano imagines their songs unfolding into the kind of gorgeous sonic panoramas found on Billie Marten's…
Chris DeVille | September 23, 2016 - 10:34 am

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Artist To Watch: gobbinjr

"I just wanna be perfect/ Anything less is shameful," goes one song on gobbinjr's forthcoming EP, vom night. Encapsulating an artist's ethos into a singular…
James Rettig | September 6, 2016 - 12:55 pm

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Band To Watch: Microwave

When Microwave released their debut album Stovall in 2014, frontman Nathan Hardy had recently disassociated from the Mormon Church. He returned to his home state…
James Rettig | August 30, 2016 - 1:00 pm

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Band To Watch: Slow Mass

Let's get one thing straight: Chicago's Slow Mass is not a side project. Although drummer Josh Sparks and guitarist Josh Parks both play in the…
Zac Gelfand | August 24, 2016 - 11:00 am

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Band To Watch: IAN SWEET

"You don't let someone you love feel afraid," Jilian Medford sings on the opening track of IAN SWEET's debut full-length, Shapeshifter. Falling in love is…
James Rettig | July 26, 2016 - 10:10 am

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Artist To Watch: Yohuna

Johanne Swanson has lived in many places, but hasn't felt particularly at home in any of them. She started making music as Yohuna six years…
James Rettig | July 5, 2016 - 12:00 pm

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Artist To Watch: Katie Dey

There's an intangibility to Katie Dey's music that's difficult to articulate. It's best to point to specific moments: the hopeful opening pings of "you gotta
James Rettig | June 20, 2016 - 1:32 pm
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