YEAR IN REVIEW: 2013’s Best New Artists

(from left to right: Lorde, Darkside, AlunaGeorge)
(from left to right: Lorde, Darkside, AlunaGeorge)

We’ve reached the last month of 2013, as hard as that may be to believe. As the release schedule shrinks during December, now’s as good time as any to begin reflecting on the highlights of the past 11 months.

Today, I bring you my favorite new artists of 2013. Some of these artists had previously released singles, yet none had unleashed a full length LP to the masses until this year.

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LIST: 40 Albums for 2013

Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend

2013’s first five months have given us so much great music that it’s hard to believe that over half of the year remains. And while it is rather difficult to keep up with the surplus of fantastic albums released weekly, with the summer upon us, now’s the time to perhaps dive into those albums you missed the first go around.

New albums from Kanye West, J. Cole, AlunaGeorge, The Fuck Buttons, Beyoncé, and a second installment from Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience are all due sometime this year, and are sure to shake up this list, here’s a look back at the top albums of the year thus far. From A$AP Rocky to Disclosure, these are the top albums from January to May. Continue reading “LIST: 40 Albums for 2013”

CURRENT: Savages – “Shut Up”

Sometimes a band comes along just when we need them the most, many times wholly unknowingly. Sometimes a band comes along and becomes the face of something far greater than the sum of its parts. Sometimes that band is named Savages.

Watch the band perform their thrilling new single “Shut Up,” the second track teased off their highly anticipated debut album Silence Yourself, below.