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.


VALES

CORNWALL, UK // 6131 RECORDS // BANDCAMP | WEBSITE
File next to: Architects, Troubled Coast, Backtrack // Watch: Vales – “Caves (Anxiety)”

WAVVES

SAN DIEGO, CA // MOM + POP // iTUNES | INSOUND | WEBSITE
File next to: No Age, FIDLAR, Best Coast // Watch: Wavves – “Sail To The Sun”

WAX IDOLS

OAKLAND, CA // SLUMBERLAND RECORDS // iTUNES | INSOUND | WEBSITE
File next to: Useless Eaters, Hunx, DZ Deathrays // Watch: Wax Idols – “All Too Human”

WHITE LUNG

VANCOUVER, B.C. // DERANGED RECORDS // iTUNES | INSOUND | WEBSITE
File next to: Nu Sensae, Terrible Feelings, OFF! // Watch: White Lung – “Bag”

WIDOWSPEAK

BROOKLYN, NY // CAPTURED TRACKS // iTUNES | INSOUND | BANDCAMP
File next to: Beach Fossils, The Babies, No Joy  // Watch: Widowspeak – “Locusts”

XXYYXX

ORLANDO, FL // RELIEF IN ABSTRACT RECORDS // iTUNES | SOUNDCLOUD | WEBSITE
File next to: Holy Other, TNGHT, Clams Casino // Watch: xxyyxx – “About You”

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