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Best of New Music To Know 2013

This year, everyone and their mother was singing along to Lorde’s anti-consumerist anthem “Royals,” but the New Zealand teen wasn’t the only new kid on the block who got us excited.

12/24/2013

(Courtesy Beggars Music)

New Music to Know: Drake Collaborator Sampha Brings His British Soul Across the Pond

When Drake debuted the song “Too Much” live on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,’ the performance also served as a showcase for the emerging British alt-R&B artist who played alongside the rapper.

12/13/2013

(Courtesy of Atlantic Records)

New Music To Know: Sevyn Streeter Proves She’s More Than Just a Hit Songwriter on Debut EP

At 25, Streeter won a GRAMMY for her songwriting credits on Chris Brown’s 2011 album, F.A.M.E. But now she’s ready to step into the spotlight with her own music.

12/05/2013

(Courtesy of Def Jam)

New Music to Know: Jhené Aiko, a Star On Her Own Terms — With a Little Help From Drake

Jhene Aiko was almost a teenage pop star, but she even at 16 years old, she realized she wanted to do her own thing.

11/27/2013

(Kaitlin Christy)

New Music To Know: Kitten Puts Its Own Charli XCX-Approved Spin on the ’80s

Chloe Chaidez, the frontwoman for the L.A. band, grew up listening to punk rock and classic rock but when it came to her own direction she went in her own synth-heavy direction. Just don’t call them an Eighties band.

11/01/2013

(Courtesy of Columbia Records)

London Grammar Brings The Sound Of Young Britain To America

Back in their home country of England, London Grammar is already a sensation, but as they make their way across the States for the first time, they hope to win over the American public.

10/10/2013

(Columbia Records)

New Music To Know: A$AP Ferg Makes Harlem Proud With ‘Trap Lord’

Thanks to his father, ASAP Ferg was given a head start into the music industry and is now impressing everyone, including those back in his hometown, with his debut album.

10/04/2013

(Dan Monick)

New Music To Know: Nervo Make The Move From Cover Girls to Pop Stars

Liv Nervo will tell you that her and her twin sister, Mim–better known as the DJ duo NERVO–are not pop stars, but she may be in a bit of denial.

09/13/2013

(Interscope Records)

New Music To Know: Disclosure Creates The Dance Album Of The Year, So Far

It is rare that critics agree on anything. But so far in 2013, one album everyone seems to be lining up to praise is Disclosure’s debut album, Settle. Since its release this past Tuesday (June […]

06/07/2013

(Interscope Records)

New Music To Know: Drop City Yacht Club Mixes Something Old, Something New

“It’s got a retro ’60s pop meets hip-hop meets 2013 [feeling] — Beastie Boys meets the Beach Boys,” A Wolf said.

05/03/2013

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