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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

IO Echo (Jeremy D. Larson/Radio.com)

New Music To Know: IO Echo Charms Hollywood & Trent Reznor With Worldly Debut

The L.A. duo’s 2012 debut, ‘Ministry of Love,’ transports listeners to cities like London, Berlin, Milan, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing–some locations more literally than others, lyrically speaking.

08/23/2013

The 1975 (Courtesy Interscope)

The 1975 Takes Cues From John Hughes For Debut

“We’re massive fans of John Hughes,” Matty Healy confessed. “We wanted to make a record that was almost a soundtrack to our teenage years. If he made a movie about us this would be the soundtrack.”

07/15/2013

Charli XCX (Courtesy IAMSOUND)

New Music To Know: Charli XCX Turns Synth Pop On Its Head

Her music has been described as synth-pop, dark wave, new wave, tumblrwave, indietronic, gothtronic and post-apocalyptic pop. Regardless of genre, one thing is certain: Charli XCX’s style is anything but ordinary. The British singer-songwriter and […]

05/03/2013

Simone Joyner/Getty Images

New Music To Know: Frank Turner, Punk Goes Folk

If a man sets aside his hardcore and punk tendencies in favor of an acoustic guitar, has he lost his ability to rock? Not when that man is Frank Turner. The lead single off his […]

04/18/2013

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