Posts tagged "Best New Artist"

Naomi Punk Thrives With Minimalist Edge and Maximal Sound

When speaking about oft mythicized hometown of Olympia, Washington, caustic surf-scum trio Naomi Punk agrees that the concept of a punk-rock utopia is fickle. “It…
Paula Mejia / August 6, 2014

5 Best New Artists For August ’14

From “post-industrial” techno to soulful New Orleans rock-and-roll to an experimental R&B enthusiast, here are five artists you need to know now.
SPIN Staff / August 1, 2014

Misun’s Bittersweet Pop Fuses ’90s House, Dusty Rock, and Doo-Wop

For Los Angeles quartet Misun (pronounced ‘me-sun’), songwriting begins with affliction. The crew’s moody, yet upbeat recordings uncover the raw emotions behind the loss of…
Jessica Herndon / July 18, 2014

Cold Beat Dodges the Ghosts of San Francisco, Dives Into Surf-Kissed Post-Punk

In the middle of bemoaning the current state of San Francisco, Hannah Lew cuts herself off: “Something that inspires me about the Futurist movement is…
Nim Barshad / July 2, 2014

Nashville’s Bleed the Pigs Grind Against the Grain

Kayla Philips has a lot on her mind. Last October, the Nashville transplant hit upon the perfect outlet when she and guitarist David Hobbs were…
Kim Kelly / June 17, 2014

Broken Twin Commands Devastating Darkness on ‘May’

There's sad music and then there's sad music; music that's just plain devastating. Death Cab for Cutie made sad music, whereas Elliott Smith's was devastating.
Garrett Kamps / May 13, 2014

Your Friend Finds Catharsis in Kansas

Taryn Miller, a Lawrence, Kansas-based songwriter who records and performs as Your Friend, once had a dream that she would share the stage with Mount…
Harley Brown / April 23, 2014

Brooklyn’s Brenmar Sidesteps Trends To Build Bass-Driven Pop

It’s almost as if Bill Salas thrives on the grind itself. Chicago-raised and Brooklyn-based, Salas — who has been producing and DJing as Brenmar since…
Anupa Mistry / March 19, 2014

5 Best New Artists for January ’14

From an Ohio-bred country punk to a Houston-based purveyor of prismatic bedroom funk to the first band worthy of the descriptor “post-Yuck,” these are five…
SPIN Staff / January 2, 2014

5 Best New Artists for August ’13

From a Philadelphian noise-rock wrecking crew to a fearless new R&B songwriter from Los Angeles to a nerdy, gap-bridging Atlanta rapper in an orbit all…
SPIN Staff / July 31, 2013