Best New Music

  1. Ring On Fire: Purity Ring

    July 19, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Flooding the market with new music is de rigueur for emerging acts, but Purity Ring has stood out by slowing things down to a trickle. Buzz about the pop duo, which will release debut album "Shrines" (4AD) on July 24, surged to viral sta ...

  2. Backbeat: Nicolas Jaar Tours Globally, Launches Arts Collective, Changes Face of Music In Between Semesters

    February 10, 2012 4:00 PM EST Nicolas Jaar performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Feb. 3 (Photo: Alexey Yurenev) It's been a whirlwind two months for the electronic musician Nicolas Jaar. Backstage at the sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg last Fri (Feb. 3) nigh ...

  3. Backbeat: Cloud Nothings Play Record Release Show, Pitchfork's Ryan Schreiber Parties Like It's His Birthday

    January 27, 2012 3:15 PM EST Last night Cleveland-based indie rock act Cloud Nothings performed in front of a sold out, press-heavy crowd at tiny basement venue The Studio at Webster Hall alongside local NYC act Jump Into the Gospel and Philly's Bleeding Rainbow . The co ...

  4. Backbeat: Life or Death CMJ Showcase With Psychic Ills, Trash Talk, Wise Blood, Tyler the Creator's Love of Cinna Stix

    October 21, 2011 4:21 PM EDT Subterranean Cake Shop Blues: Psych-rock group Psychic Ills performs at Cake Shop during the Life or Death PR showcase. (Photo: Jason Lipushutz) A handful of fiercely hyped indie artists descended upon New York's Cake Shop on Thursday night ( ...

  5. Sony BMG, Seventeen Team For Branded CD

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Set features variety of indie acts. Teen magazine Seventeen and the Sony BMG's Strategic Marketing Group have merged forces for the first-ever Seventeen-branded compilation. The 12-track collection, "Seventeen - The Best New Music (Hear ...