Band To Watch

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 dozen…
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 this…
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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