From a skittering crew of New York punk throwbacks to a hard-charging Philly rap phenom to a Stanford PhD candidate who also crafts elegant electronica: here are five artists you should know now.

1.November 2012

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From a skittering crew of New York punk throwbacks to a hard-charging Philly rap phenom to a Stanford PhD candidate who also crafts elegant electronica: Here are five artists you should get to know right now. DAVID BEVAN, PHILIP SHERBURNE, AND CHRISTOPHER R. WEINGARTEN

2.November 2012

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From a skittering crew of New York punk throwbacks to a hard-charging Philly rap phenom to a Stanford PhD candidate who also crafts elegant electronica: Here are five artists you should get to know right now. DAVID BEVAN, PHILIP SHERBURNE, AND CHRISTOPHER R. WEINGARTEN

3.Grande Marshall

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Who: An 18-year-old rapper from Philadelphia who mixes motormouth "fuck your swag" rhymes with sun-dappled atmosphere. He's bold and never bashful, a rapper in the Kendrick Lamar model unafraid to delve deep into political rhetoric or self-examination — though his mezzo-forte flow is uniquely juxtaposed against dreamy, escapist, hypnagogic waves of screwtilation.

File Next To: Cities Aviv, Main Attrakionz, Lupe Fiasco

Where To Start: His mostly self-produced inaugural mixtape 800, which recently scored him a deal with the ever-poppin' Fool's Gold.

4.Parquet Courts

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Who: A New York-based foursome that’s also “three-quarters Texan,” Parquet Courts slather lean, kinetic post-punk with street-cooked poetry that is decidedly dense. The latter in particular comes courtesy of Austin Brown and Andrew Savage (also of Fergus & Geronimo), a songwriting team that have dived headlong into fifty years worth of New York letters, from the margins and elsewhere.

File Next To: Wire, Buzzcocks, Eddy Current Suppression Ring

Where To Start: The excellent Light Up Gold, available via Bandcamp.

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5.Pegasus Warning

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Who: New York-bred jazz percussionist Guillermo E. Brown, who in recent years has collaborated with the likes of Twin Shadow, Spoek Mathambo, Gordon Voidwell, Das Racist, and Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor. As Pegasus Warning, Brown scrambles R&B without stripping it of its sensuality, revealing in the process a host of wide-ranging influences that also include funk and punk. .

File Next To: Prince, Twin Shadow, The Time

Where To Start: Brown’s “Nothing2Show” single, a highlight from his forthcoming debut EP, Woof Ticket

6.Ex Cops

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Who: Brian Harding and Amalie Bruun, a New York duo whose unshakeable, Kiwi- and Britpop-inflected bedroom psych has blossomed this year both on stage and in the studio. They recently expanded to a five-piece to record True Hallucinations, a John Siket-produced (Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Blonde Redhead) debut full-length due in January by way of Other Music Recording Co., the boutique label operated in part by the famed downtown record shop of the same name, and the crew responsible for releasing their “You Are A Lion, I Am A Lamb” single in early 2012.

File Next To: Teenage Fanclub, Feelies, Nick Lowe

Where To Start: Right now, said single, “You Are A Lion, I Am Lamb”. Early next week, come back to SPIN.com to hear a track from True Hallucinations.

7.Holly Herndon

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Who: A Bay Area musician who combines hardcore computer music (she studied at Mills College's electronic-music program and is working on a doctorate at Stanford) with shuddering techno rhythms and heady, avant-pop melodies. On Movement, her debut album, mangled voices intermingle with ricocheting beats and mercurial streams of white noise. Taking cues from Autechre, Meredith Monk, and classic acid, she's a prime example of a new American movement that's attempting to rebuild dance music from scratch.

File Next To: Rrose, Laurel Halo, Raime, The Knife, Florian Hecker

Where To Start: Her new album, Movement, released on New York's RVNG label, which balances digital psychedelia and spectral voices with industrial-strength rhythms.