Band To Watch

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 guess…
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 miss…
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, vicious…
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, "This…
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

Band To Watch: Girlpool

If rebellion had a sound, I imagine it would end up sounding a lot like Girlpool. It's not necessarily a descriptor that they would ascribe…
James Rettig | October 8, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Band To Watch: Fiancé

Fall started for real last week, but here in New York, you wouldn't quite know it yet. There's that gradual transition between seasons, some days…
Miles Bowe | October 1, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Band To Watch: Greylag

In many ways, Greylag's self-titled debut album feels like a culmination. For the Portland trio themselves, it represents the endpoint of four years of hard…
Chris DeVille | September 29, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Band To Watch: Cyberbully Mom Club

I usually listen to Cyberbully Mom Club late at night, with only the harsh glow from my laptop lighting up the room. It's also, not…
James Rettig | September 3, 2014 - 11:33 am

Band To Watch: Los Angeles Police Department

The first thing Ryan Pollie tells me about when we start chatting is his girl problems. He's been seeing someone and now she's not taking…
James Rettig | August 13, 2014 - 10:43 am

Artist To Watch: Ryn Weaver

On June 24, a previously unknown singer-songwriter calling herself Ryn Weaver uploaded a gleaming state-of-the-art pop track called "OctaHate" to SoundCloud and became a literal…
Chris DeVille | August 12, 2014 - 11:02 am
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