Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Joey Bada$$

Much has been made of the reanimation of New York's present day rap scene, thanks to the style-encompassing, radio-friendly rap of Harlem's A$AP Rocky, the…
Corban Goble | May 9, 2012 - 11:52 am
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Band To Watch: Doe Paoro

Out this week is Slow To Love, the album by Brooklyn-based torch-song singer Doe Paoro. She comes with some steam and production vision behind her…
Amrit Singh | February 15, 2012 - 10:45 am
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Band To Watch: Mirel Wagner

Mirel Wagner, a singer-songwriter born in Ethiopia and raised in Finland, is 23 years old. When she wrote "To The Bone," the opening track from…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2012 - 11:32 am
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Band To Watch: Ryan Power

From the vibrant enclave of Burlington, VT comes an artist one of you called the North Country's "best kept secret." Verily, after spending the last…
Amrit Singh | February 1, 2012 - 3:00 pm
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Band To Watch: Blonds

The indie-pop duo Blonds is not to be confused with the Brooklyn-via-Oberlin electronic duo Blondes, though, truth be told, the nominal similarity is what led…
Amrit Singh | December 7, 2011 - 3:48 pm
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Band To Watch: 2:54

This outfit, 2:54, is a pair of British blood sisters with shoegazer and eyeliner smeared all over their music and a terrific EP to their…
Amrit Singh | November 30, 2011 - 11:25 am
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Band To Watch: Beacon

Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett are Beacon, a Greenpoint-based duo steeped in '90s and contemporary R&B, IDM, and bass music. Moodgadget is set to…
Amrit Singh | November 11, 2011 - 2:49 pm
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Band To Watch: Zambri

The twin sisters Cristi Jo and Jessica are Zambri, both in surname and musical guise. I first mentioned them on Stereogum when they jumped onstage…
Amrit Singh | November 3, 2011 - 1:32 pm
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Band To Watch: Raleigh Moncrief

The excellently named Sacremento producer Raleigh Moncrief has been something of an indie rock "that guy," for the past few years, staying busy on the…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2011 - 12:22 pm
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Band To Watch: Wet Illustrated

If you look at them from a certain angle, the San Francisco trio Wet Illustrated fit right in with the analog-gear retro-garage boom that's happening…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2011 - 10:53 am
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Band To Watch: R E A L M A G I C

Get past the eye-catching/potentially irritating stylized spacing (ala w h o k i l l), and focus instead on the heartfelt, fuzzy electronic dance track…
Amrit Singh | June 30, 2011 - 5:14 pm
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Band To Watch: Part Time

Part Time is the slinky (new-)romantic synth-centric project of San Franciscan David Speck. You may have already heard his breezy, deadpan "In This Filthy City"…
Scott Lapatine | June 24, 2011 - 1:21 pm
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Band To Watch: Beige

Spacy, neo-psychedelic Brooklyn outfit Beige been kicking around local show undercards this past year, offering the internet a few MP3s but precious little self-revelatory info.
Amrit Singh | May 17, 2011 - 4:37 pm
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Band To Watch: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

The glammed-up, psychedelic, soulful, punked-out Unknown Mortal Orchestra is the brainchild of Oregon (via New Zealand) resident Ruban Nielson, a former Mint Chicks guitarist who…
brandon | April 21, 2011 - 12:19 pm
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Band To Watch: Slowdance

The band Slowdance played their 11th (or possibly 12th) show a week ago, opening for PS I Love You and Diamond Rings at Glasslands. Unusually…
Amrit Singh | April 7, 2011 - 11:23 am
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Band To Watch: Friends

After WU LYF's post-midnight US debut at Glasslands Friday night, folks slipped into the venue next door, 285 Kent St., to catch the tail-end of…
Amrit Singh | April 4, 2011 - 3:19 pm
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Band To Watch: Austra

Austra is the Toronto trio of vocalist/pianist/etc Katie Stelmanis (ex-Galaxy), drummer Maya Postepski (ex-Galaxy, currently TRUST), and bassist Dorian Wolf (ex-Spiral Beach), but the bulk…
brandon | March 14, 2011 - 1:48 pm
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Band To Watch: Implodes

Chicago crew Implodes' first official full-length Black Earth's a 43-minute collection of densely atmospheric star-melting guitar scrawl, acoustic interludes, and gentler drone. It's the kind…
Stereogum | February 17, 2011 - 10:47 am

Band To Watch: Cult Of Youth

Brooklyn's Cult Of Youth, primarily the project of multi-instrumentalist/songwriter and onetime Love As Laughter bassist Sean Ragon, has released home-recorded singles and one limited-edition Dai…
brandon | January 28, 2011 - 10:54 am
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Band To Watch: Silk Flowers

Silk Flowers released a self-titled PPM full-length and the As Above So Below EP on Captured Tracks in 2009, but it's their sophomore effort, the…
Stereogum | January 14, 2011 - 12:55 pm
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