Band To Watch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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