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.


LETLIVE.

LOS ANGELES, CA // EPITAPH RECORDS // iTUNES | WEBSITE
File next to: Glassjaw, The Chariot, Refused // Watch: letlive. – “Muther”

MANSIONS

SEATTLE, WA // KINGS BONES RECORDINGS // iTUNES | WEBSITE
File next to: All Get Out, Person L, Weatherbox // Watch: Mansions – “City Don’t Care”

MERCHANDISE

TAMPA, FL // NIGHT PEOPLE // iTUNES | INSOUND | WEBSITE
File next to: Milk Music, Broken Water // Watch: Merchandise – “Become What You Are”

MERRIMENT

TYLER, TX // RORY RECORDS/EQUAL VISION RECORDS // iTUNES | WEBSITE
File next to: Now Now, Tallhart, Eisley // Watch: Merriment – “Blessed Soul”

MIKAL CRONIN

SAN FRANCISCO, CA // MERGE RECORDS // iTUNES | INSOUND | BANDCAMP
File next to: White Fence, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees // Watch: Mikal Cronin – “Get Along”

MISTER LIES

CHICAGO, IL // LEFSE RECORDS // iTUNES | BANDCAMP | WEBSITE
File next to: Evian Christ, Fort Romeau, Four Tet // Watch: Mister Lies – “False Astronomy”

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