3. Brazos – Paste Live Sessions NYC
Brooklyn by-way-of Austin band Brazos released their Dead Oceans debut Saltwater in June. Led by Martin Crane, the band has gained a following that spans far beyond their borough with a growing catalog of poppy tracks that aren’t lacking in depth. We caught up with the band at the Secretly Group Headquarters in Brooklyn, and with their performance of “Charm” the band certainly seemed right at home.
2. Phox – The Riverview Sessions
Madison, Wis. band Phox was one act that emerged as a new favorite for many Paste staffers during SXSW. Their easy-going dynamic and strong musicianship allowed the band to thrive in front of audiences as well as in our low-key, acoustic set-up at The Riverview Sessions.
1. Dr. Dog – Paste Live Sessions NYC
Dr. Dog’s latest release, B Room,
was one of our top albums this year, and this performance of standout track “Broken Heart” is the perfect example of the musicianship and live performance chops that keep us returning to the band show after show.