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Artist To Watch: Mikko Joensuu

Ask almost any musician and you’ll get the same answer: Making albums is hard work. From the creative side, wrangling the abstract forms and ideas…
Ryan Leas | September 18, 2017 - 2:59 pm

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Band To Watch: Partner

Few bands sound like they're having more fun than Partner. Lucy Niles and Josée Caron have mastered the art of triumphant alt-rock songs about the…
Chris DeVille | July 31, 2017 - 12:00 pm

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Band To Watch: Melkbelly

There's an intense alchemy to everything that Melkbelly does. The band sounds like they're being constantly pulled in four directions at once, like a rubber…
James Rettig | July 11, 2017 - 10:00 am

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Band To Watch: Lomelda

For as long as she can remember, Hannah Read has been using music to find common ground. She picked up the guitar at an early…
James Rettig | July 10, 2017 - 10:45 am

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Artist To Watch: Bedouine

It's hard to imagine a more impressive introduction than Azniv Korkejian's debut album as Bedouine. The globetrotting singer-songwriter confidently strides into the frame with her…
Chris DeVille | June 1, 2017 - 9:30 am

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Artist To Watch: Amber Mark

When I catch Amber Mark on the phone, she is in the middle of writing a melody for her friend: "I was writing until like…
Margaret Farrell | May 12, 2017 - 10:34 am

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Band To Watch: Trophy Dad

First day of school icebreakers are always awkward, but sometimes the most seemingly incongruous friendships are formed that way, and occasionally they'll even lead to…
James Rettig | May 1, 2017 - 12:45 pm

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Band To Watch: Thunder Dreamer

Corey Greenfield makes a mean taco. The drummer for Thunder Dreamer has toasted up tortillas, sliced radishes, and marinated a flank steak for three days.
Stephen Deusner | April 4, 2017 - 10:55 am

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Artist To Watch: Alex Lahey

Calling from America to Australia involves a massive timezone leap, so when I dial up Alex Lahey at the end of my workday, she's waking…
Chris DeVille | March 9, 2017 - 10:45 am

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Artist To Watch: Jay Som

"Jay Som has always been based around the comfort of solitude," Melina Duterte tells me over the phone from the Bay Area, where she grew…
James Rettig | February 23, 2017 - 11:19 am

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Band To Watch: Space Camp

Space Camp are a three-piece hardcore band from northern Connecticut, and that’s probably the easiest, most conventional way to describe them. In the case of…
Bruce Hamilton | February 22, 2017 - 3:18 pm

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Artist To Watch: Aphra

Rebecca Waychunas refuses to concede any ground to her past. The 27-year-old Philadelphia songwriter records sanguine electro-folk under the moniker Aphra, and as she sings…
Pranav Trewn | February 13, 2017 - 11:00 am

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Band To Watch: Vagabon

"In my country, and in a lot of countries, people still go to the well to get their water," Vagabon's Laetitia Tamko explains to me…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 9, 2016 - 12:52 pm

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Artist To Watch: Hazel English

Like any flailing twenty-something, Oakland-based Australian Hazel English feels an anxiety-inducing lack of control. The kind you feel when relocating over 12,000 miles across the…
Grace Birnstengel | October 26, 2016 - 9:04 am

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Band To Watch: Mannequin Pussy

The first half of "Denial" -- the third single from Mannequin Pussy's sophomore album, Romantic -- is designed to sound like someone having a panic…
James Rettig | October 6, 2016 - 11:08 am
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