Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Car Seat Headrest

OK, so this one is kind of cheating: Will Toledo (last name pseudonymous) has been making music as Car Seat Headrest for over five year…
James Rettig | September 1, 2015 - 10:16 am

Band To Watch: Haybaby

Haybaby have been primarily a live band for four years now. It's rare not to see them show up on a Brooklyn bill a few…
James Rettig | August 26, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Band To Watch: Palm

Basement shows aren’t always revelatory; they’re usually sweaty and musty and fun, but not necessarily transformative. There are plenty of unconventional venues in Brooklyn that…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 13, 2015 - 3:55 pm

Artist To Watch: Spencer Radcliffe

Spencer Radcliffe has been putting out music for a while -- first as Blithe Field, then under his own name -- and you can chart…
James Rettig | August 4, 2015 - 11:59 am

Band To Watch: Sports

This story begins at an end, which makes Sports less of a "band to watch" and more of a "band to love and let go…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 15, 2015 - 10:58 am

Band To Watch: Aquilo

When your band's fourth show ever is at Glastonbury, the pressure is on. Luckily, Aquilo -- the project from 20-something Brits Ben Fletcher and Tom…
Melissa Locker | June 30, 2015 - 11:40 am

Band To Watch: angelic milk

I'll plead American ignorance and admit that I know next to nothing about the current state of Russia's music scene. But I'd venture to gue…
James Rettig | June 10, 2015 - 1:26 pm

Band To Watch: Outfit

After playing their first show in early 2011, Liverpool's Outfit released a strong debut called Performance in 2013. Problem is, it was easy to mi…
Ryan Leas | June 9, 2015 - 11:02 am

Band To Watch: Adult Mom

Steph Knipe has a way of surrounding big revelations with small observations. On Adult Mom's forthcoming debut album, the most cutting lines are surrounded by…
James Rettig | May 19, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Band To Watch: Algiers

Listening to Algiers is like cramming a Marxist treatise in one ear and a church organ in the other. Their music is a heady, viciou…
Caitlin White | March 26, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Band To Watch: American Wrestlers

Gary McClure's dexterous, lo-fi project American Wrestlers began as an idle way to pass the time. McClure is a music industry veteran who's been making…
Caitlin White | March 5, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Band To Watch: PWR BTTM

I sure do wish I'd had a band like PWR BTTM to help me get through high school. I grew up a nerdy, quiet, queer…
James Rettig | February 10, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Band To Watch: Warehouse

Labeling anything as "artsy" or "avant" suggests a level of sophistication that intends to be exclusionary. It can be an easy way of declaring, "Thi…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 9, 2015 - 12:33 pm

Band To Watch: Girl Band

Back when I was at Iceland Airwaves in November, I caught a few impressive up-and-coming artists in the mix between more established favorites and buzzy…
Ryan Leas | February 5, 2015 - 10:21 am

Band To Watch: Diet Cig

Outside of a handful of shows, Diet Cig have virtually no footprint; the song we're premiering below, "Scene Sick," is the first track they've ever…
James Rettig | January 5, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Band To Watch: Something Anorak

British cousins Chris Barrett and James Barrett comprise the scrappy Bristol-based indie-rock band Something Anorak. Last month they released their debut album, Tiny Island, which…
Chris DeVille | December 16, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Artist To Watch: Shura

With just three singles this year -- the misty-lens ballads "Touch" and "Just Once" and the umtempo dance-pop track "Indecision" -- Shura established a compelling,…
Chris DeVille | November 25, 2014 - 9:53 am

Band To Watch: Soft Fangs

Nearing the end of fall in New York, we arrive at a kind of pre-winter incubation period. The weather's still nice enough to go outside,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 19, 2014 - 2:34 pm

Band To Watch: Chumped

There's one song on Chumped's upcoming debut, Teenage Retirement, that's built around the following refrain: "We get old/ Time moves faster/ You stay the same."…
James Rettig | October 29, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Band To Watch: Meatbodies

Great rock 'n' roll records seem like bygone relics in the digital age, but when you stumble across the right one, you realize the genre…
Chris DeVille | October 9, 2014 - 1:23 pm
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