Band To Watch

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: "[Crocodiles…
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's…
brandon | February 3, 2009 - 9:47 am

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

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

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 than…
brandon | January 23, 2009 - 9:16 am

Band To Watch: Cold Cave

Cold Cave is the brainchild of Philadelphia's Wesley Eisold, ex-Some Girls, Give Up The Ghost, XO Skeletons, and currently Ye Olde Maids, etc. We're calling…
brandon | December 3, 2008 - 11:13 am

Band To Watch: Threatmantics

Threatmantics are a scruffy Welsh rock trio that throw some wrinkles into the scruffy rock formula: Instead of a lead guitarist, they have a lead…
brandon | November 13, 2008 - 9:46 am

Band To Watch: Surf City

Surf City is a young quartet from New Zealand. They used to be called "Kill Surf City," but there's an unfortunate band in England with…
brandon | November 11, 2008 - 11:46 am

Band To Watch: Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs are actually singular: It's the insanely prolific one-man Brooklyn-based band of Mr. Blank Dog. We don't know too much about the biography of…
stereogum | September 4, 2008 - 4:15 pm

Band To Watch: Fredrik

Earlier this year we shined a light Swedish pop outfit the LK and their electro lovely, wintry gem "Stop Being Perfect." Had we known the…
stereogum | August 22, 2008 - 3:17 pm

Band To Watch: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band are a new Seattle quintet with a long name. We've been enjoying their self-released Weepy EP, so we thought we'd…
stereogum | July 31, 2008 - 1:29 pm

Band To Watch: The Neighbourhood Council

After two weeks of reader-tipped BTWs from Lawrence, Kansas, we mentioned there seemed to be something going on in that city, despite William S. Burroughs…
stereogum | July 8, 2008 - 9:48 am

Band To Watch: Hospital Ships

As we pass saturation point for press coverage of Montreal, Portland, Brooklyn and et cetera, it seems Lawrence, Kansas is poised for its coming turn…
stereogum | July 1, 2008 - 12:23 pm

Band To Watch: Rooftop Vigilantes

We get a lot of emails, many of them from publicists. It's fun when you receive an email straight from a band, when they include…
stereogum | June 27, 2008 - 11:55 am

Band To Watch: Dan Friel

Dan Friel is the guy with red hair in anthemic psychedelic Brooklyn noiseniks Parts & Labor. He's also the mind and burnt keyboards behind this…
stereogum | May 29, 2008 - 10:56 am

Band To Watch: Telekinesis!

Today your regular bloggers have been replaced by Ben, Chris, Nick, and Jason of Death Cab For Cutie. The band's new album Narrow Stairs is
Amrit Singh | May 20, 2008 - 2:38 pm

Band To Watch: Extra Life

Extra Life's Secular Works arrived unknown in our mailbox and quickly found its way into regular rotation. The New York group is fronted by guitarist/vocalist…
brandon | May 8, 2008 - 12:13 pm

Band To Watch: Dominique Leone

For anyone who's enjoyed Dominique Leone's writing at Pitchfork over the years, it's pretty fascinating to listen to the San Francisco-based Texan's self-titled debut full-length,…
brandon | April 10, 2008 - 2:31 pm
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