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: Leagues, Jessica Lea Mayfield, City & Colour// Watch: Night Beds – “Even If We Try”
File next to: PAWS, Bass Drum Of Death // Watch: The Orwells – “Halloween All Year”
File next to: Peace, Haim, The Vaccines // Watch: Palma Violets – “Best Of Friends”
File next to: Deptford Goth, RL Grime// Watch: Ryan Hemsworth – “Colour & Movement”
File next to: Iceage, Cold Showers, Virals // Watch: Savages – “City’s Full”
TYLER, THE CREATOR
File next to: OFWGKTA, Frank Ocean // Watch: Tyler, The Creator – “Sam Is Dead”