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Circa Waves

Liverpool-based band Circa Waves – comprising Kieran Shudall (guitar / vocals), Joe Falconer (guitar), Sam Rourke (bass) & Colin Jones (drums) – grew up on the guitar bands of the early 00s and are hell-bent on recapturing some of the excitement and success of their former boyhood heroes...
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Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

At home, Madisen and Ruth Ward are mother and son. Onstage, they're the leading members of Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear, a soulful folk band whose sound is anchored by twin guitars, two generations, two different tastes, and two big, booming voices.The music started in Kansas City, where...
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PHASES

Electro-pop group PHASES, consists of Los Angeles-based quartet of friends Z Berg (The Like), Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley/Bright Eyes), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet), and songwriter Michael Runion. The team united in 2009 and began doing music together. After many hurdles and obstacles, the team...
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Houndmouth

Four-piece band, Houndmouth, is from Louisville, Kentucky. Houndmouth are Matt Myers (guitar/vocals), Katie Toupin (keyboard/vocals), Zak Appleby (bass/vocals) and Shane Cody (drums/vocals). On why they chose the name Houndmouth, Myers states: “We record at nighttime to get rid of all the noise...
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

It's psychedelia that doesn't ignore the last 40 years of music, pushing boundaries and making a quiet argument against the idea that every frontier has been explored. Portland band, Uknown Mortal Orchestra's new album, Multi-Love , offers a flowing, cohesive view of front man Ruban Nielson's...
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Elle King

Frank and fearless, tender and rowdy young singer/songwriter/guitarist/banjoist Elle King was raised in rural Ohio. She pinpoints the day her life changed to her 9th birthday, when her stepdad bought her first album by hard-rocker girls the Donnas. "I wanted to play rock and roll and be a girl and...
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Dawes

Dawes is Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, and Tay Strathairn. Transcending from their well-documented Southern Caifornia influences to their own established sound and themes, Dawes released their fourth album, All Your Favorite Bands . A track off the album called Things Happen is this...
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BØRNS

BØRNS is Garret Borns, a rural Michigan native who now resides in a treehouse in the Los Angeles canyons. "You can feel the sunshine and hear the echoes of the canyon... It brought out my inner child, but in a very enlightening and meditative way." In the secluded, canopied space of his treehouse,...
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James Bay

New Music Heaven artist, James Bay, is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Hitchin, an hour or so outside of London. With an old head on young shoulders, he channels artists such as Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen and James Blake, with his music intensely personal, combining melodic truth and raw...
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Courtney Barnett

Fueled by the nimble crunch of her guitar and the loose groove of the rhythm section, Austallian naitve, Courtney Barnett’s songs are wild and shaggy and wordy, her lyrics plainspoken and delivered like she’s making them up on the spot. Her songs may not sound tightly coiled, but they are carefully...
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