Band To Watch

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Band To Watch: The Rayographs

The Rayographs are a UK trio. At first listen they're reminiscent of Grace Slick working with the Breeders, but they tap into a dark psychedelia…
brandon | January 29, 2009 - 9:06 am
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Band To Watch: I Was A King

The Norwegian band I Was A King is the brainchild of Frode Strømstads. The new self-titled album, which follows 2007's Losing Something Good for Something
brandon | January 27, 2009 - 11:11 am
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Band To Watch: Real Estate

The words after the backslash at their MySpace are "Let's Rock The Beach," but Real Estate are more about the lovably down-and-out Jersey Shore tha…
brandon | January 23, 2009 - 9:16 am
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