Band To Watch

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 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
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