new music to know

(Pete Voelker for Frenchkiss Records)

Drowners Do it All For Love on Self-Titled Debut

One part jangly guitar riffs à la The Smiths and one part disheveled punk, the Drowners love-filled debut is a testament to the gritty New York reality that’s helped craft perfect pop songs for generations.

01/31/2014

Jamie, Noah, Graham and Sydney Sierota of Echosmith (Smallz & Raskind)

New Music To Know: Echosmith Aspires Toward Role Model Status

“What we wanted to do with our music is write songs that have messages. I guess at the core of our songs they are pop, but we wanted to embrace the pop song with real and raw music.”

01/10/2014

(Courtesy of Interscope, Columbia, Atlantic, Def Jam, RCA)

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

(Photo by Dario Calmese)

Rocket & the Ghost Aim for Pure Rock Gold on Debut EP

“Five people that get along who want to be there and want to play music together and be in the same room together, that’s a feat within itself. A band of brothers. It’s working for us so far,” Brian Kesley said.

11/14/2013

(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

(Courtesy of Century Media Records)

New Music To Know: Butcher Babies Bring Diversity & Fierce Femininity To Metal

Heidi Shepherd – one of the two frontwomen for the Butcher Babies – is emphatic in her opinion that heavy metal should be a little bit more open minded and a lot more about rocking the f***k out.

10/03/2013

Terraplane Sun (Mark Maryanovich)

New Music To Know: Terraplane Sun Embraces Lap Steel, Trombone & Other Odd Instruments

It’s hard to figure out what genre Terraplane Sun is. In fact, the rock band, who mixes trombone, lap steel, organ and electric guitar, wish you wouldn’t even bother.

09/13/2013

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