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Four New Bands That You Should Probably Know About

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Some well known artists have taken their side projects and started dropping music and announcing tours.

It’s important to keep track of these goings-on, especially if he artists involved in the new project are ones you love.

Today we will bring to light four new-to-us bands that contain some great musicians.

El Vy

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This band is a collobration between Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls and Menomena. With Matt on vocals its hard to escape that familiar sound of The National. The first single, featured in the video below, is dancy and bouncy and kissed by electronic textures. You should just play the video and see what you think.

The band is hitting the road, here is the list of the initial tour dates for El Vy:

November 02 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
November 04 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
November 06 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
November 07 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
November 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
November 11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
November 13 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
November 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
November 15 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
November 16 – Montreal, Québec – Theatre Fairmount
November 17 – Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
November 19 – Chicago, IL – Metro
November 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
November 21 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
December 01 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuse
December 02 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
December 03 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
December 04 – Cologne, Germany – Kantine
December 06 – Berlin, Germany – Astra
December 07 – Brussels, Belgium – AB
December 08 – Paris, France – Trabendo
December 10 – London, England – Electric Ballroom
December 12 – Manchester, England – Gorilla
December 13 – Dublin, Ireland – Whelans

FFSM

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This group is an amalgamation of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks. The first two songs that have hit are Piss Off and Johnny Delusional, which is featured in the video below. The songs are a perfect cross-pollination of both bands. You get this punchy, toe-tapping sound from the Sparks and this vocal rich textured indie rock sound from Franz Ferdinand. They definitely make a great new band.

This band is also hitting the road, here are FFS’ tour dates:

August 15 – Japan, Tokyo, Hostess Club All-nighter
August 20 – Switzerland, Lausanne, For Noise Festival
August 21 – Belgium, Hasselt, Pukkelpop
August 22 – Netherlands, Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival
August 24 – Uk, Edinburgh, Edinburgh International Festival – Festival Theatre (sold Out)
August 25 – Uk, Manchester, Albert Hall (sold Out)
August 26 – Uk, Glasgow, Barrowlands
August 28 – France, Paris, Rock En Seine
September 2 – Switzerland, Zürich, X-tra – Summer Odyssee
September 3 – Italy, Treviso, Home Festival
September 8 – Uk, London, The Forum
September 10 – Denmark, Copenhagen, Tivoli Koncertsal
September 12 – Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza
September 30 – Canada, Toronto, On, Sound Academy
October 2 – Usa, Boston, Ma, Orpheum Theatre
October 3 – Usa, Philadelphia, Pa, Electric Factory
October 5 – Usa, Washington, Dc, Lincoln Theatre
October 6 – Usa, New York, Ny, Terminal 5
October 8 – Usa, Chicago, Il, Riviera Theatre
October 9 – Usa, Minneapolis, Mn, First Avenue
October 11 – Usa, Denver, Co, Ogden Theatre
October 13 – Usa, Los Angeles, Ca, Hollywood Palladium
October 14 – Usa, Santa Ana, Ca, The Observatory
October 15 – Usa, Oakland, Ca, Fox Theater

The Arcs

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Mr. Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys says he has been playing with this group for a long while. His band mates consist of Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, and Nick Movshon. The Arcs bring a textural classic rock sound. Their first release was boxing themed and was dropped around the time of the famed, and overhyped, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight; great marketing plan. They don’t current have a tour planned, but during an interview for Rolling Stones they said they plan to embark a two month outting where they plan on playing “mid-size theaters”
(source).

The Nevermen

This is a super fantastic group consisting of Mike Patton of Faith No More, Tunde Adebimpe of Tv On The Radio, and rapper Doseone of Subtle. From what we can gather this has been an on going project that has been going off and on for the last 5 years. The band announced they will release a 10 song LP later this year.

In anticipation of the album drop, they released the lead single “Tough Towns”. Listen to it here.

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