Discovering great new bands and solo 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 all-night, every-night to spot those innovative musicians?Turns out, we do.
Each month on SPIN.com, our editors sort through hundreds of new artists to bring you five we believe are especially worth your time. They might be rappers, indie rockers, metalheads, punk sirens, folk singers, electronic artists, world musicians, or.... But what they have in common is that each was hand-picked by SPIN music editor Charles Aaron as an artist worthy of breaking out to a larger audience i.e., you and your friends.
So check out our picks for October, including their vital stats and new music. And be sure to come back next month for more!
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