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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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Band To Watch: Astronoid

Astronoid are a five-piece band from Boston whose debut LP, Air, is set to be released next week. I've talked about the album a couple…
Michael Nelson | June 1, 2016 - 11:01 am

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Band To Watch: Shakai Mondai

In light of the fullness and sonic diversity of songs like "Bad" and Jeff" you may not expect Shakai Mondai to be the musical project…
Michelle Laggan | May 31, 2016 - 2:39 pm

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Band To Watch: Charly Bliss

"We met in line outside the show, and he had a Coke bottle full of vodka or whiskey or something. I could smell the alcohol…
James Rettig | May 20, 2016 - 1:30 pm

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Band To Watch: Angel Du$t

When I was growing up in Baltimore in the '90s, the city had basically no hardcore scene. We had one great band -- Torn Apart…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2016 - 11:14 am

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Band To Watch: Nearly Oratorio

Simon Lam has a unique style that brings warmth and a subtle soulfulness to each of the three separate musical projects he's involved in. The…
Michelle Laggan | April 26, 2016 - 9:21 am

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Band To Watch: Weaves

Weaves are fucking wild. The Toronto quartet kicks out buzzing, spasmodic rock songs like tightly wound balls of tension constantly unspooling. There's a breathless improvisatory…
Chris DeVille | April 11, 2016 - 2:00 pm

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Artist To Watch: Kweku Collins

It's fitting that Kweku Collins (pronounced kway-koo) is from just outside of Chicago. The 19-year-old rapper and Evanston, Illinois native lives just beyond the fray…
Collin Robinson | April 8, 2016 - 10:45 am

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Artist To Watch: Gordi

Gordi is Sophie Payten, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from rural Australia, and holy shit is she good at making music. Clever Disguise, the EP she'll release…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2016 - 10:00 am

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Band To Watch: Muncie Girls

"I don't wanna talk about it any more than you," Lande Hekt sings on one of the tracks on UK trio Muncie Girls' debut full-length,…
James Rettig | March 1, 2016 - 9:23 am

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Artist To Watch: Margo Price

Lots of people live through hard times, but few get as many good songs out of it as Margo Price. She has survived her share…
Stephen Deusner | January 19, 2016 - 11:40 am

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Artist To Watch: Abi Reimold

There's a nauseating physicality to every song on Wriggling, Abi Reimold's forthcoming full-length debut: it's a knot in your stomach, a pinched nerve, emotions caught…
James Rettig | January 5, 2016 - 11:00 am

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Band To Watch: Cross Record

Cross Record specialize in creeping rock songs that blow in and out like storms, as if Sharon Van Etten and Swans started a post-rock band.
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2015 - 9:28 am

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Band To Watch: Kississippi

Kississippi's journey began last year with I Can Feel You In My Hair Still, a collection of five skeletal folk songs that were recorded in…
James Rettig | October 15, 2015 - 11:10 am

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Band To Watch: Mothers

Mothers’ debut single, "No Crying In Baseball," is less of a confession than it is a concise, targeted purging. "I guess my tongue was softer…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 13, 2015 - 10:57 am

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Band To Watch: Florist

Florist's music centers on moments of specific intimacy. "Hold me when I'm starting to cry," Emily Sprague sings on "Holdly," the title track off the…
Caitlin White | October 6, 2015 - 12:31 pm
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