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Artist To Watch: Bartees Strange

"You know, I’ve always been kind of busy," Bartees Strange says over the phone. He pauses for a second, underscoring just how much of an…
Arielle Gordon | September 16, 2020 - 9:16 am

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Band To Watch: Silverbacks

If you sat down with any Dublin rock musician in the last year, it wouldn't take long to pull some thoughts out of them about…
Ryan Leas | May 13, 2020 - 9:00 am

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Band To Watch: Snarls

Snarls’ music is as much about self-preservation and baring teeth as their name suggests, even though that wasn’t the point. One day someone blurted out…
Margaret Farrell | February 21, 2020 - 12:14 pm

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Band To Watch: Porridge Radio

If you live in the British coastal town of Brighton, it's hard not to feel the ever-present draw of the sea, for better or for…
Will Richards | January 16, 2020 - 9:10 am

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Artist To Watch: Squirrel Flower

No matter how vulnerable or genuine a musician’s work is, when they get up on stage there is always an added performative element. Whether under…
Margaret Farrell | January 9, 2020 - 9:35 am

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Band To Watch: Glass Beach

For the sake of technical accuracy on their Bandcamp tags, Glass Beach identifies as a Los Angeles "post-emo" group. But ask the infectiously gleeful quartet…
Ian Cohen | November 13, 2019 - 10:50 am

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Band To Watch: Dry Cleaning

Britons have a complex relationship with the Monarchy. Though adored by older generations and millions around the world, the Royal Family are almost exclusively met…
Will Richards | September 10, 2019 - 9:38 am

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Band To Watch: Konradsen

Of the many reasons artists have missed interviews -- schedule conflicts, illness, feigned illness -- childbirth is among the most reasonable. The original plan was…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2019 - 9:25 am

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Band To Watch: Slow Pulp

Do you remember being small in a big confusing world? Do you remember feeling excitement for the first time or being cognizant of how clothes…
Margaret Farrell | May 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm

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Band To Watch: Sass

Part of Sass' origin took place at a party in a Minneapolis apartment complex turned personal palace that has 35 rooms and seven bathrooms, all…
Margaret Farrell | May 3, 2019 - 12:04 pm

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Band To Watch: Injury Reserve

"Jailbreak The Tesla" is an evocative title, one that can work as a mantra for the Phoenix hip-hop trio that created it. "That was kind…
Chris DeVille | March 21, 2019 - 2:31 pm

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Band To Watch: Black Midi

Throughout SXSW last week, there was one question everyone invested in this year's crop of emerging indie names seemed to be asking: "Have you seen…
Ryan Leas | March 20, 2019 - 1:57 pm

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Band To Watch: Disq

Plenty of bands have long histories, forged from bonds of friendship formed in a distant childhood past. Shared upbringings, shared surroundings -- these can provide…
Ryan Leas | March 6, 2019 - 11:19 am

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Artist To Watch: Mdou Moctar

Ever since the Malian "desert blues" band Tinariwen began to build an international audience at the dawn of the millennium, a steady stream of Saharan…
Chris DeVille | March 5, 2019 - 11:00 am

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Band To Watch: Fontaines D.C.

There's been something happening in Dublin. Across 2014 and 2015, a group called Girl Band started to generate international buzz thanks to their idiosyncratic blend…
Ryan Leas | January 16, 2019 - 12:55 pm
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