Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Adult Jazz

Adult Jazz make wonderfully unique music -- trim yet expansive, alien yet familiar, mannered yet driven by intangible urges. Their songs often feel like the…
Chris DeVille | July 8, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Band To Watch: Jawbreaker Reunion

My friend coined the term "slumber party punk" to describe Jawbreaker Reunion, and I can't think of a definition more apt (or hashtag ready). They…
James Rettig | June 19, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Band To Watch: Sharpless

Sharpless is the project of Brooklyn native Jack Greenleaf, who began writing music in earnest after he went away to school in Chicago. His 2011…
James Rettig | June 17, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Band To Watch: Happyness

Happiness is a great feeling; Happyness is a great band. The South London trio specializes in lush-yet-breezy indie rock that conjures all sorts of wistful…
Chris DeVille | June 10, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Band To Watch: Roof Doctor

When Philadelphia five-piece Roof Doctor took the stage for their album-release show last week, it was clear that most of the audience was already well-versed…
James Rettig | April 4, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Band To Watch: Nai Harvest

When the UK duo Nai Harvest first appeared on Bandcamp in 2011, they were among a growing movement of youngsters channeling the scorched-throat, nimble-fingered Midwest…
Chris DeVille | March 12, 2014 - 11:08 am

Band To Watch: Protomartyr

The best bands sound like everything you love and nothing you've heard. So it goes with Protomartyr, a Detroit quartet that seems to have ingested…
Chris DeVille | March 5, 2014 - 11:12 am

Band To Watch: Young & Sick

Here's what some Googling will tell you about Young & Sick, the self-described "music and art project" based out of New York and Los Angeles:…
Chris DeVille | January 28, 2014 - 3:52 pm

Band To Watch: Cloud Becomes Your Hand

It was nearing the end of the first night of Boston Hassle Fest, after everyone shuffled through the November cold from the Lightning Bolt set…
Miles Bowe | January 17, 2014 - 11:45 am

Band To Watch: Mutual Benefit

Love's Crushing Diamond, the first full-length release after many EPs and singles from Mutual Benefit, is the sort of elegaic celestial symphony-in-miniature that fans of…
Chris DeVille | October 28, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Band To Watch: Bars Of Gold

Michigan quintet Bars Of Gold makes distinctly urban music, but not in the sense that "urban" has become synonymous with hip-hop or the retro garage…
Chris DeVille | October 18, 2013 - 11:27 am

Band To Watch: All Dogs

Since I first heard the debut tape by Columbus, Ohio's All Dogs last month, I've had a hard time listening to anything else. The collection…
Liz Pelly | September 12, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Band To Watch: PUP

Changing a band name is a hard decision. From the Quarrymen to On A Friday, when a band decides to present itself as something new,…
Miles Bowe | August 20, 2013 - 11:02 am

Band To Watch: SAINT PEPSI

One of my favorite ways to pass time these days is to go on Bandcamp or Soundcloud and simply get lost. Like walking through a…
Miles Bowe | July 26, 2013 - 2:25 pm

Band To Watch: Pure Bathing Culture

Portland indie-pop duo Pure Bathing Culture were not necessarily drawn together because of the stars, but the story of the band's union and process of…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 27, 2013 - 3:34 pm

Band To Watch: Potty Mouth

In the spring of 2011, I heard Ally Einbinder speak at a Ladyfest Easthampton panel on "Women In Punk And Hardcore." Sitting in a circle…
Liz Pelly | June 18, 2013 - 10:28 am

Band To Watch: Krill

There's a certain rhythm to the morning after a house show. Usually it involves an assortment of touring musicians and housemates hanging around, some still…
Liz Pelly | June 7, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Band To Watch: Hiatus Kaiyote

Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote seem like they could serve as the soundtrack to pretty much anything -- they blend what sounds like the score of a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 25, 2013 - 11:18 am

Band To Watch: A Pregnant Light

Sometime in the second half of 2011, I took a chance and ordered a number of cassettes, sound-unheard, from a new cassette-only record label that…
Wyatt Marshall | April 3, 2013 - 10:14 am

Band To Watch: Wampire

Portland exports Wampire are a long time in the making. The duo, comprised of Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps, have been playing music together since…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 13, 2013 - 1:26 pm
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