Band To Watch

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 Stosuy | 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 Stosuy | 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 Stosuy | 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 Stosuy | 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: "[Crocodiles…
Brandon Stosuy | 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 Stosuy | 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 Stosuy | 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's…
Brandon Stosuy | 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 Stosuy | 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 Stosuy | 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 than…
Brandon Stosuy | January 23, 2009 - 9:16 am
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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 Stosuy | December 3, 2008 - 11:13 am
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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 Stosuy | November 13, 2008 - 9:46 am
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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 Stosuy | November 11, 2008 - 11:46 am
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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
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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
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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
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