Band To Watch

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 Stosuy | 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 Stosuy | 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

Band To Watch: Restless People

When we posted Tanlines' Memory Tapes remix, there was mention of the tropical duo's history as members of (respectively) math gods Don Caballero/nautical trio Storm…
Stereogum | June 3, 2010 - 10:19 am

Band To Watch: Vehicle Blues

Vehicle Blues is Chicago songwriter Gabe Holcombe. He runs his own Lillerne Tape Club, and has put out limited-edition VB releases here/there, but the forthcoming…
Stereogum | May 28, 2010 - 1:05 pm

Band To Watch: WU LYF (World Unite/Lucifer Youth Foundation)

Here are some things we’ve been able to figure out from about World Unite/Lucifer Youth Foundation: The band is based in Manchester. They’ve got a…
Stereogum | May 27, 2010 - 2:09 pm

Band To Watch: Lower Dens

Texas-born Golden Apple, R.E.M. coverer, and ex-pizza shop employe Jana Hunter is currently living in Baltimore and fronting the quartet, Lower Dens. She was the…
Stereogum | May 13, 2010 - 12:23 pm

Band To Watch: Braids

A couple of years ago we wrote about a young Calgary band, the Neighborhood Council. They had a single self-released EP. The band's still pretty…
Stereogum | May 5, 2010 - 11:41 am

Band To Watch: Sunglasses

Sunglasses is the Savannah-based pop project of 8000 bam bam (Samuel Cooper) and Baby Seal (Brady Keehn). The approach is bright, upbeat, danceable, and playfully…
Stereogum | April 30, 2010 - 10:04 am

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 pop…
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 in…
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 dozen…
Brandon Stosuy | 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
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