Category Archives: Band Discovery

Band Discovery: Mutual Benefit

Mutual Benefit is the work of one Jordan Lee. Largely nomadic and vagabond, Lee traveled from Columbus to Austin to St Louis to Boston and finally to Brooklyn, releasing digital EPs and forming the fragments of what eventually will become … Continue reading

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Band Discovery: Banks

Yesterday, I highlighted as my Band Discovery, 21-year old British soul singer Sam Smith, who won the prestigious BBC Sound of 2014. Today, I’m going to highlight one of the runner-ups to Smith in the Sound of awards, Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Band Discovery: Sam Smith

One of the bigger breakout hits from a pretty awesome 2013 music year is the UK-based DJ producer tandem of Disclosure with their crowd-pleasing record Settle. The infectious beats of the songs in the album was a revival of the … Continue reading

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Band Discovery: Joanna Gruesome

After the madness of last week’s big new album releases that included two of my most anticipated records in Arcade Fire and Sky Ferreira, the relative paucity of this week’s new releases allows me to talk more about the bands … Continue reading

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Band Discovery: Courtney Barnett

The past few weeks have seen the releases of a number of major albums from highly anticipated artists. So much so that I didn’t find time to do one of my favorite music-related activities – discovering new artists on the … Continue reading

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Band Discovery: Hurray For The Riff Raff

With the Newport Folk Festival quickly approaching this weekend, NPR published an article yesterday about the “5 New Faces of Folk“, a primer on the up-and-coming folk bands that you need to check out before you go see them at … Continue reading

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Band Discovery: Lorde

I know I’m kinda late already on this latest band discovery of mine. But I just discovered the music of New Zealand-based teen singer Lorde. If you’re not familiar with her yet, Lorde is sixteen (!) year old teen Ella … Continue reading

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