Band To Watch

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 collectio…
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

Band To Watch: Slander

From the historic maritime village of Mystic, CT comes Slander, a five-piece rock band born from the hub that is Mystic Disc, local record store…
Amrit Singh | February 11, 2013 - 9:48 am

Band To Watch: Natural Assembly

Natural Assembly began as Jesse Cannon's solo project in late 2010, when the London resident started churning out lo-fi dark synthwave via hypnotic, sometimes danceable…
Wyatt Marshall | January 11, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Band To Watch: Greys

Like fellow Torontonians METZ or Burning Love -- or, if we're keeping our reference points north of the border, Winnipeg's KEN Mode -- Greys are…
Michael Nelson | December 18, 2012 - 10:21 am

Band To Watch: Swearin’

Swearin' co-frontperson Allison Crutchfield is only 23 years old, but she's been in the game forever already. A truncated history: She started the Ackleys a…
Michael Nelson | November 13, 2012 - 10:00 am

Band To Watch: The Midnight Hollow

The Midnight Hollow's songs tend to build, born from electronic whispers. Soon, a beat brimming with bottled-up energy comes in, then vocalist Spencer Draeger joi…
Wyatt Marshall | October 23, 2012 - 11:29 am
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