Best New Sound 2016 Nomination: A Truth Called Nothing

Some of the year’s most powerful, socially-aware and boldly-expressive tunes came directly from A Truth Called Nothing.  We got the opportunity to review this band a couple times throughout 2016, at first for their incredible album Sluggerhand and then for their EP – the politically well-timed set of songs on The Orange Orangutan’s Revenge.  A […]Read More

Best New Sound 2016 Nomination: Sun.Set.Ships.

Personally if I was to hand out the trophy for sincerity in music this year, I’d have a real hard time not handing it straight over to this crew from northern Ireland.  I honestly don’t even know if THEY get just how good, how special or how rare the sound of their music is…I don’t […]Read More

Best New Sound 2016 Nomination: åMBe

With her stunning Enemy Of The People EP absolutely hitting the mark for uniqueness, beautiful textures and bold atmospheres in the music…combining them with the extraordinary, soaring vocals you’ll find in this project made this record we heard back in September pretty much guaranteed to find itself in the top-10 list this year – and […]Read More

Best New Sound 2016 Nomination: Jack Of None

I was, am and am-still impressed by the way this band of three-siblings, all spread-out throughout the globe created one of the darkest & most vibrantly artistic albums of the entire year; Jack Of None held nothing back on their album Who’s Listening To Van Gogh’s Ear? and fully committed themselves to every idea and […]Read More

Best New Sound 2016 Nomination: The Quality Of Mercury

Through an entire host of otherworldly themes and extraordinary depth in sound, The Quality Of Mercury pulled off a stunning achievement in the thickness of atmosphere & sonics with the release of the album Transmission in the first-half of this year.  What you might/might-not know – is that The Quality Of Mercury is actually the […]Read More

Best New Sound 2016 Nomination: The Hsu-Nami

Through the incredibly unique and moving instrumentals found on The Hsu-Nami’s self-titled record released this year and the highly creative & inventive approach to music this band based out of New York took to their music, they created one of the most audibly adventurous records of the entirety of 2016 with stunningly ambitious material that […]Read More

The Upcoming Reader Vote For Best New Sound 2016!!!

Just wanted to make a special announcement…I’ve made my list…I’ve checked it twice…and now it’s time to find out who absolutely killed it this year!  Starting tomorrow I’ll be announcing the official nominations for this year’s SBS Reader-Voted Best New Sound of 2016!  This will be our third annual contest for the honor…and this year […]Read More

Count The Thief

  MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS TO COUNT THE THIEF – YOUR SBS READER-VOTED BEST NEW SOUND OF 2015! HUGE THANK-YOU TO ALL THAT VOTED AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE BANDS/ARTISTS THAT MADE OUR YEAR’S TOP-10! YOUR FINAL RESULTS ARE…. [chart id=”2″]Read More

Nearly There!

We are nearly there!  The SBS Readers are certainly making their opinion known this year – and ONE band continues to dominate your thoughts and stereos! Make sure to vote right up til December 31st right here at the official SBS Polling Station! The current standings are…. [chart id=”2″]Read More