Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Treasure

Treasure is the reverb-soaked one-man band of young London resident Hari Ashurst, a guy who cites "Fleetwood Mac, J Dilla, Beach Boys, Lou Reed, Highlife,…
Stereogum | April 23, 2010 - 5:32 pm

Band To Watch: Secret Cities

Fargo, North Dakota trio Secret Cities used to go by the name White Foliage. The new moniker makes more sense with the multi-hued heartbreaking po…
Stereogum | April 13, 2010 - 5:49 pm

Band To Watch: Girls In The Eighties

Girls In The Eighties is the solo (now full band) project of 25-year-old Chase Reynolds. He started the band in 2001, but it ended i…
Stereogum | April 8, 2010 - 3:29 pm

Band To Watch: Golden Ages

Golden Ages is the bedroom project of a 21-year-old Cognitive Science major/Animal Collective fan from Philadelphia. Yes, it's impossible not to hear the AC influence…
Stereogum | April 6, 2010 - 11:07 am

Band To Watch: Gayngs

Minneapolis producer Ryan Olson and Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt of Tanlines pals Solid Gold are at the center of Gayngs, but a couple doze…
brandon | April 2, 2010 - 12:41 pm

Band To Watch: BRAHMS

They have just four demos, but things are heating up nicely for NYC trio BRAHMS. Which is fitting: Despite the Depeche Mode coldness to their…
Stereogum | March 29, 2010 - 6:06 pm

Band To Watch: Peepholes

In their words, UK twosome Peepholes is the result of Katia Barrett and Nick Carlisle trading off "singing, drumming, keyboards, Kaos pad, guitar etc" duties.
stereogum | March 9, 2010 - 5:38 pm

Band To Watch: The Delta Mirror

Los Angeles trio the Delta Mirror say they're of a mind with bands like the Big Pink and Fuck Buttons, acts bent simultaneously toward shoegaze…
Amrit Singh | January 27, 2010 - 12:57 pm

Band To Watch: Family Band

Those tuned into NYC's downtown thrash scene may know Jonny Ollsin from his time on guitar and vocals with breakneck metallers Children, but it's thi…
Amrit Singh | December 11, 2009 - 11:15 am

Band To Watch: Golden Silvers

London trio the Golden Silvers made their first trek to the States this week for CMJ. They're buzzing overseas (did Jools Holland, won Glastonbury's New…
brandon | October 23, 2009 - 8:52 am

Band To Watch: Sleigh Bells

After this week, it'll seem like Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss have come out of nowhere to form the outfit on everyone's CMJ breakout list.
Amrit Singh | October 22, 2009 - 12:13 pm

Band To Watch: Dominant Legs

San Francisco native Ryan William Lynch, aka Dominant Legs, has a strange, immediately appealing sound that's part funky Belle & Sebastian/part late-night Arthur Russell/part something…
brandon | October 14, 2009 - 3:44 pm

Band To Watch: Freelance Whales

With the nature of tips we've received on Freelance Whales -- both from the wide array of tipster-types (industry kids, concert goers, streetwalkers catching them…
Amrit Singh | September 30, 2009 - 11:30 am

Artist To Watch: John Carpenter

It's fitting the Jersey-born New York-to-Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist John Carpenter shares a name with the man behind the Halloween franchise: There's something autumnal and spooky…
brandon | September 18, 2009 - 1:18 pm

Band To Watch: Pictureplane

Pictureplane, aka 24-year old Denver-via-Santa Fe multi-media maker Travis Egedy, popped up on some radars this past April via his remix of HEALTH's "Die Slow."…
brandon | July 15, 2009 - 12:41 pm

Band To Watch: Blue Roses

Not to be confused with Dan Bejar's labor of love, Blue Roses is the performing name of Yorkshire singer-songwriter Laura Groves. Back home, she's landed…
Amrit Singh | June 30, 2009 - 12:50 pm

Band To Watch: Crocodiles

When we gathered up our favorite artists' year-end lists No Age included Crocodiles' "Neon Jesus" as one of their top 10 "shredders" of '08: "[Crocodile…
brandon | February 25, 2009 - 12:12 pm

Band To Watch: Hospitality

Hospitality are a minimalist Brooklyn indie-pop trio fronted by Kansas City expatriate Amber Papini, who also handles guitar and piano. Her voice is immediate and…
brandon | February 12, 2009 - 9:21 am

Band To Watch: tUnE-YaRdS

Before Amrit headed out to see Beirut at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg the other night, we knew to be on the watch for Merrill…
brandon | February 6, 2009 - 2:24 pm

Band To Watch: Suckers

After listening to any of the four tracks on Brooklyn quartet Suckers debut self-titled EP you won't be at all surprised to learn that Yeasayer'…
brandon | February 3, 2009 - 9:47 am
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