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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.
The New York four-piece's Sub Pop debut features propulsive rock songs that turn unexpected corners. Hear two tracks.
Hear two lyrically dense songs from the Australian singer-songwriter's debut album, Don't Let The Kids Win.
The London-meets-California duo makes modern yacht rock that sounds like it came straight from the '70s. Hear two songs.
The young Californian has the kind of voice that you hear and immediately believe. Listen to two songs from his debut EP.
The Toronto art-rock quartet is utterly original. Hear two songs from its self-titled LP.
The 22-year-old blues-rock guitarist is clearly an old soul. Hear two songs from his forthcoming album.
Smith Westerns fans might want to take note of guitarist Max Kakacek and drummer Julien Ehrlich's new band.
The Queens garage-rock band inaugurates Daptone Records' new rock imprint, Wick Records.
The New York City band ably incorporates blues and gospel inflections into its hazy psych-rock.
The music on John-Rodgers' new album, Nashville Demos, ranges from grunge to alt-country.
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