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The 10 Best Sets At Bonnaroo 2014

It has to be a toss-up between Coachella and Bonnaroo as to which is our most iconic currently active American festival. Growing up in Pennsylvania,…
Ryan Leas | June 16, 2014 - 2:07 pm

Essay

Indie Rock’s R&B Movement Reaches Its Saturation Point

A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Interview

Q&A: BANKS On Her Burgeoning Success, Debut Album, And Giving Her Phone Number Out To The Entire World

We recently showcased "Brain" -- the latest bit of slinky darkroom pop from BANKS, an LA-based singer and songwriter (real name Jillian Banks) who has…
T. Cole Rachel | February 4, 2014 - 5:06 pm

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Banks – “Better” Video

On Goddess, Jillian Rose Banks' debut album from last year, she went all-in on dark melodramatic pop, and her new single "Better" is very much…
James Rettig | November 4, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Chet Faker – “1998” (Feat. BANKS)

Melbourne singer/producer Chet Faker and L.A. singer BANKS have a lot in common. They're practically neighbors at the same intersection of woozy electronic music and…
Peter Helman | July 28, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Chvrches – “Get Away”

The movie Drive is only three years old, and its soundtrack is magnificent; it's arguably the best thing about the entire movie. But BBC radio…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2014 - 3:34 pm

Watch Banks Perform On Seth Meyers

Banks released her debut album Goddess today and celebrated it with an appearance on Seth Meyers last night. (The album, by the way, is pretty…
James Rettig | September 9, 2014 - 7:39 pm

Watch Banks Make Her TV Debut On Kimmel

It's hard to believe that, despite kicking around the blog world for over a year and releasing two EPs, Banks didn't make her TV debut…
James Rettig | August 8, 2014 - 8:54 am

Lil Silva – “Don’t You Love” (Feat. BANKS)

The British producer Lil Silva makes elegant, architectural bass music, and he turns out to be a perfect match for BANKS, the American singer who's…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Banks Calls Out Neon Jungle For Covering “Waiting Game” Without Her Permission

Banks is upset after UK girl-group Neon Jungle included a cover of her song "Waiting Game" on their debut album without asking her permission. The…
James Rettig | July 30, 2014 - 9:55 pm

BANKS – “Beggin For Thread” Video

On her new single "Beggin For Thread," the big-in-England singer-songwriter BANKS sounds something like a genetic fusion of Fiona Apple and James Blake, and I…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2014 - 9:14 am

Banks – “Beggin For Thread”

There aren't many tracks from Banks' upcoming debut Goddess that we haven't heard already but from the empowering title track to the darkly intelligent "Brain,"
James Rettig | July 21, 2014 - 8:19 pm

BANKS – “Drowning” Video

The American-born, British-based singer BANKS exists on that distinctly London present-day point where pop and R&B and experimental, architectural bass music all overlap, and her…
Tom Breihan | June 2, 2014 - 12:42 pm

BANKS – “Drowning”

Brutal circumstances inspire brutal lyrics. Consider this scandalous snippet from the latest BANKS single: "From the girl who made you soup and tied your shoes…
Chris DeVille | May 19, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Banks – “Goddess”

When we talked to Banks earlier this year, the L.A. singer told us that she was putting everything she had into her debut album: "My…
James Rettig | April 28, 2014 - 5:11 pm

BANKS – “Are You That Somebody?” (Aaliyah Cover)

Aaliyah was never a bazooka of a singer. Instead, the late R&B siren perfected a slow, languorous, intuitive take on her genre. And now, nearly…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2014 - 9:54 am
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