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  • Sometimes, It Happens.

    October 21, 2013   And you’re like “ahhhhh.” 

  • Five Things You Need To See And Hear Today

    October 21, 2013   5. Jim James ponders modern technology in his new music video for “State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.)” [Photo: Live on Jimmy Kimmel] 4. Sleigh Bells give a riling performance of “Bitter Rivals” and “Tiger Kit” - off their new album Bitter Rivals - on Jimmy Kimmel Live. [Photo: @senseofsound, Instagram] 3. Jessie Ware debuted an incredible new track, “True Believers,” in Dallas last week. [Photo: @robsessed85, Instagram] 2. Get in the Halloween spirit with a free download of Beach Day’s track, “Dracula’s Daughter” off their album Trip Track Attack.  [Photo: Beach Day] 1. Jake Bugg gets hit by a squash in the hilarious new music video for “Slumville Sunrise,” directed by Shane Meadows.  [Photo: Richard Gray, Clash Music]

  • Ones To Watch Presents Savoy - Get Lazer'd Tour

    October 21, 2013   How will you change your life in 2014? GET LAZER’D with Savoy. Check back at for updated tour dates and cities, and preview the experience below.

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  • How often do you sing out loud in the car?   ...

    October 20, 2013   How often do you sing out loud in the car?  Be honest. 

  • zzward: Home is such a powerful song for me, expressing ...

    October 19, 2013   zzward: Home is such a powerful song for me, expressing an undeniable love. Neff-U was always helping me put my story into sound and we took it all the way 'Home.' Check out me and the guys rocking it LIVE from Paris on my first tour overseas last year, what an incredible feeling!!!

  • Summer days. So far away.

    October 19, 2013   At least there’s new Best Coast headed our way. Next Tuesday, Fade Away, the new EP by the L.A. fuzz-pop duo is dropping. We’re glad to report Bethany Cosentino sounds as lovely and sunkissed as usual, though maybe a tad more mature. And yes, Bobb Bruno is indeed wearing a Fleetwood Mac shirt above. Stream it here. 

  • Get An Exclusive Blackberry Smoke Download!

    October 18, 2013   As we mentioned on Monday, Ones To Watch alumni Blackberry Smoke are going on tour in 2014! Tickets for the Fire In The Hole Tour are on sale today. Click here for dates.  Also check out this free download of a special acoustic performance of the track, “Ain’t Much Left Of Me.” Get it here! 

  • Live From The Cannery Ballroom: twenty I one I pilots 10/17

    October 18, 2013   Last night, Ohio rockers twenty I one I pilots headlined The Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, Tennessee and we were on hand to witness the mayhem. From start to finish, the guys shocked us with the amount of energy they had - proving there’s nothing restful about the MidWest. See fan highlights below, and the full gallery: mercylounge, Instagram @insidevandyphotos, Instagram @bhooverton22, Instagram alicialerickson, Instagram reptarkingofozone, Instagram And of course, the infamous Josh Dun backflip:

  • Festival Watch: Our Envy Acts This Week @ CMJ 10/15-10/19

    October 17, 2013   This week, you've been hearing bits and pieces about the CMJ Music Marathon, which New York City is currently smack in the midst of. In spite of the festival's 1,300-plus acts, we can't help from fixating on the lineup, which includes established artists like The Dismemberment Plan and Placebo (who played their first show together in six years Tuesday night), as well as countless new and emerging bands. We're especially excited for the debut performances of several of our own featured artists, including BASECAMP, NONONO and Duologue. As the music marathon continues with today's College Day (stream it live here) we've put together a list of acts playing the festival who you should definitely know about. Check them out below. BASECAMP This emergent trio of producers from Nashville made their CMJ debut at The Bowery last night and will also play three more shows this weekend. In August, their quietly released self-titled EP revealed four stunning songs of downtempo electronic with shades of R&B. Download it for free here and stay tuned for more on the group from Ones To Watch. PAPA L.A. locals Darren Weiss and Daniel Presant's brand of jingly pop-rock takes its time to grow on the ears: you have to kind of let it slowly swish around your brain before the impact takes. Their debut LP, Tender Madness, has been making impressions this way since it released earlier this month. Stream it on Rdio here. Bishop Nehru This ambitious New Yorker keeps a coolly conscious profile way beyond his years, having already collaborated with J. Dilla at the ripe age of 16. The rapper and producer named himself after Tupac's character in the 1992 crime film Juice and the former independence leader and Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Jonathan Rado For those of you mourning the quick rise and fall of Foxygen, former frontman Jonathan Rado brings the lo-fi, sixties-reminiscent alt-rock sounds to Law and Order, his solo effort which debuted last month. NONONO One of the buzziest premiere bands this CMJ have been Stockholm's NONONO. Singer Stina Wäppling, a former psychology student at Brighton, teamed up with producers Astma and Rocwell to produce one of this fall's most elated indie-pop singles,"Pumpin Blood," which has already spawned countless remixes. Ryan Hemsworth Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth's keeps the electronic music quotient guessing with his unique mixing of shoegaze-y samples that touch on hip-hop. You can stream his latest album, Guilt Trips, via Pitchfork here. Torres Torres is 22-year-old singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott. Based in New York (by way of Nashville, Tennessee), Torres' ardent, brooding voice translates over into a stirring live show. Her self-released, self-titled LP debuted earlier this year, featuring wonder tracks "Honey" and "Come To Terms." For more CMJ coverage, stay tuned at Ones To Watch.

  • zzward: Since it's officially been 365 DAYS since the release ...

    October 16, 2013   zzward: Since it's officially been 365 DAYS since the release of TIL THE CASKET DROPS, I'm celebrating by posting some of my favorite moments of each song on the album!!! Kicking it off TODAY with the title! TIL THE CASKET DROPS was the second song I recorded for the album. The song is about going to war for someone you love. To me it best represents the entire emotional feel of the album, so it was the perfect album title! It was so cool when Pretty Little Liars wanted to use it for Season 3! Check out the video we made for the show!