Band To Watch

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 as…
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 joins…
Wyatt Marshall | October 23, 2012 - 11:29 am

Band To Watch: Fat Creeps

In Boston's smoky basements and smaller rock clubs, Fat Creeps have played tirelessly over the past year, surfacing as one of the city's best new…
Liz Pelly | September 14, 2012 - 2:48 pm

Band To Watch: TEEN

TEEN is the Brooklyn-based, sisterly project of Teeny Lieberson, setting out under her own name (more or less) after logging time with Here We Go…
Amrit Singh | July 27, 2012 - 11:33 am

Band To Watch: Murals

Looking at the cover image of On A Passing Cloud, the debut LP from Louisville's Murals, you get the feeing the band has maybe dabbled…
Michael Nelson | July 18, 2012 - 12:15 pm

Band To Watch: HAIM

Even though the Beach Boys sang about California girls over four decades ago, it’s easy to imagine they were thinking about HAIM when they wrote…
Melissa Locker | July 11, 2012 - 11:40 am

Band To Watch: Ed Schrader’s Music Beat

Ed Schrader's Music Beat are a two-piece band from Baltimore who play elemental, stripped-down postpunk, and who find a surprising amount of variation in that…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2012 - 2:48 pm

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

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

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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