Band To Watch

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 tracks…
Amrit Singh | June 30, 2011 - 5:14 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Dais…
brandon | January 28, 2011 - 10:54 am

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

Band To Watch: Headless Horseman

At first blush, there's something almost grating about New York-via-Allentown duo Headless Horseman -- the music's warped, claustrophobic, Chimpmunk-y, sorta strange. After you let it…
Stereogum | November 5, 2010 - 1:31 pm

Band To Watch: Regal Degal

Brooklyn post-punk trio Regal Degal perform in a kind of wind-tunneling locked-groove, one that gathers steam as it circles into itself. They're fronted by onetime…
stereogum | October 28, 2010 - 10:24 am

Band To Watch: Total Warr

Total Warr is a newly formed Parisian duo who make rhythmic, rich pop songs. Its members -- who go by the charming French nicknames Kiki…
Stereogum | October 21, 2010 - 4:15 pm

Band To Watch: Pop. 1280

New York Jim Thompson fans Pop. 1280's shredding, scowling The Grid 12" surfaces after the self-released "Bedbugs" 7" and a split single with Hot Guts.
brandon | October 8, 2010 - 10:24 am

Band To Watch: Givers

Givers are a young quintet from Lafayette, Louisiana, the local openers for Dirty Projectors last year at Chelsea's in Baton Rouge. The Projectors hadn't heard…
brandon | August 20, 2010 - 2:35 pm

Band To Watch: PVT

Australian trio PVT started as a quintet called Pivot -- after being sued by an American band of the same name, they removed the vowels.
Stereogum | July 8, 2010 - 11:51 am

Band To Watch: Computer Magic

Computer Magic is the solo project of 21-year-old DJ/blogger Danielle (she goes by Danz). She moved from Rock Hill in upstate New York (population: 1,056)…
Stereogum | July 1, 2010 - 2:26 pm

Band To Watch: Frank (Just Frank)

French coldwave (not chillwave or Cold Cave) duo Frank (Just Frank) release their debut The Brutal Wave next month via Wierd Records. You may hear…
Stereogum | June 21, 2010 - 2:33 pm

Band To Watch: Minks

Like previous BTW World Unite/Lucifer Youth Foundation, Minks comes with few details. Their MySpace says they're a Brooklyn project, and this live video, taken from…
Stereogum | June 14, 2010 - 5:01 pm

Band To Watch: Safe

Safe is self-described Missoula-to-Berkeley "goat enthusiast and musical multimedia artist" CF Edley, more formally Christopher F. Edley III. He tells the world he likes "birdwatching,…
Stereogum | June 7, 2010 - 1:52 pm
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