10. Thick as Thieves
The 6 member LA band has already opened for artists such as Imagine Dragons, Sean Kingston, Matt & Kim, and Young the Giant. Their unique music style makes them stand out from other indie artists and be on the lookout for a new release this fall.
I first saw these guys in concert junior year of high school when they opened for Hoodie Allen. Great beats. Great vibes. Check them out
8. Chance the Rapper
His new mixtape “Acid Rap” was just released this spring and is not available on iTunes, but you can download it for free with this link:
7. The Neighborhood
You’ve probably heard of their song “Sweater Weather” which came out in 2012, but is now finally being seen on iTunes Top 100.
6. New Politics
Another band finally being recognized on iTunes due to their single “Harlem”, their pop/rock, upbeat style and catchy lyrics are a surefire reason they should be noticed soon.
5. The Colourist
You’ve probably heard their song “Little Games” on the AT&T Nokia Lumia commercial, but its one of those songs that will get stuck in your head and you’ll catch yourself humming it down the street. They were also featured on iTunes “Single of the Week” a few months ago.
These guys have been on my radar for over a year now so its only a matter of time before they gain some more popularity. Their new single “Another Day” is available for a free download on their website so its definitely worth checking out.
Hands down my favorite new band on the music scene in 2013. I could listen to these guys all day and never get sick of them. They’re on tour now in the US so I highly recommend going out to see them. It’ll pay off when they go mainstream and you can say you saw them first.
Surprise Surprise! Birdy is on my top 3. This girl is beyond talented and is already peeking in the mainstream music industry. I give it 2 months before she’s in the top 10 of iTunes Top 100 Singles. When I first heard the UK native in her cover “Skinny Love” I was in disbelief that she was merely 17 years old. She’s almost a pop star and she’s not even 18 yet. What am I doing with my life?
This one-man-band from Chicago has potential. His new project “50 Songs 50 States” took some dedication and he deserves some recognition for it. “50 Songs 50 States” took an entire year to perfect and he performed a show in every single state in the US from April 2010-2011. That’s pretty impressive for a new artist with a very small fan base. Hopefully his hard work pays off in the long run and he sees the limelight soon.
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