We’re not afraid to say it: 2013 is going to provide an endless amount of music. With MP3 blogs blowing up with new tracks every day and fests looking more like an escapable black hole, it would almost be racist to not dust off that tray and burn a CD-R full of car-ready jams. It’s not quite 2003 but the new “wave” of artists has now become a tsunami with Godzilla slamdancing at the helm. We’re no prophets as we still blast Dude Ranch but after leaving out other rising acts (UMO, The Wonder Years, Action Bronson), we can safely say the following artists devour ambition and will likely clip your knees if you ever see them live. With videos included, these are our Artists To Watch In 2013.
File next to: The Receiving End Of Sirens, Empires // Watch: The Archives – “Sheeps Clothing”
BALANCE AND COMPOSURE
File next to: Seahaven, Transit, Hostage Calm // Watch: Balance And Composure – “Quake”
File next to: Frameworks, Basement, Single Mothers // Watch: Bastions – “Amongst Crows”
File next to: Charli XCX, Blood Diamonds, MNDR // Watch: CHVRCHES – “Lies”
File next to: Captain Murphy, Flatbush Zombies, Heems // Watch: Danny Brown – “Grown Up”
File next to: xxyy, Jacques Greene, Joy Orbison // Watch: Disclosure – “Latch”