30 Artists To Watch In 2013

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.


EARL SWEATSHIRT

LOS ANGELES, CA // ODD FUTURE RECORDS // iTUNES | WEBSITE
File next to: OFWGKTA, Pro Era // Watch: Earl Sweatshirt – “Chum”

FOXYGEN

ASTORIA, NY // JAGJAGUWAR // iTUNES | INSOUND | BANDCAMP
File next to: MGMT, Prince Rama, Chester French // Watch: Foxygen – “San Francisco”

HUNTERS

BROOKYLN, NY // AAGOO RECORDS // BANDCAMP | WEBSITE
File next to: Heaven’s Gate, Yeah Yeah Yeahs // Watch: Hunters – “Deadbeat”

ICEAGE

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK // MATADOR RECORDS // iTUNES | INSOUND | WEBSITE
File next to: VAR, S.C.U.M., White Lung // Watch: Iceage – “Ecstasy”

JENNY OWEN YOUNGS

BROOKLYN, NY // INDEPENDENT // iTUNES | INSOUND | WEBSITE
File next to: Allison Weiss, Chuck Ragan // Watch: Jenny Owen Youngs – “Voice On Tape”

KAMI DE CHUKWU

CHICAGO, IL // UNSIGNED // SOUNDCLOUD
File next to: King Mez, Rockie Fresh, Kanye West // Watch: Kami De Chukwu – “Auschwitz”

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