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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.
Hear two songs from the Pacific Northwest singer-songwriter's new album, produced by Tucker Martine.
Rarely has teen angst sounded as fun as it does on 23-year-old Will Toledo's newest album.
The California-born songwriter creates powerful minimalist folk. Hear two songs from her debut, Emotions And Math.
Hear two songs by the ecstatic folk-gospel band, which is built around Allison Russell and JT Nero.
Hear two songs from the roots-rock band's latest album, Foggy, produced by Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken.
Quiet songs meet scorching guitars on the debut album from the Bay Area psych-rock band.
The Australian songwriter's debut album features collaborations with Gotye and Sara Bareilles.
Hear two tracks from the Appalachian songwriter's striking debut, produced by Teddy Thompson.
Get to know World Cafe: Next Artist James Supercave. Download a two song podcast here
Meet our World Cafe: Next artist of the week, Aubrey Sellers.
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