Discovering great new artists is one of the joys of being a music fan. But who has the time to listen to hundreds of EPs and attend shows every night to spot innovative musicians? Turns out, we do.
Each month, SPIN music editor Charles Aaron handpicks five acts worthy of breaking out to a larger audience. This month's selections: Alabama hip-hop duo G-Side, Los Angeles dream-pop sister act Puro Instinct, London riff lovers Yuck, Swede goth-pop trio Niki and the Dove, and Miami garage rock outfit Jacuzzi Boys.
Click through the gallery to find out more about these artists and to hear their music!
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