Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Stereogum's 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Her name is Laurel Halo. And she doesn't play indie folk. 

From Stereogum: "Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a “new” band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since they were 11, but these were all artists who started to make a dent in our collective consciousness last year. This year, we’ve got another crop of 40 new artists who deserve your attention. So here we go again."

Yep, here we go again! I spotified Stereogum's list last year, and this is the 2011 version. With a big gain in percentage of artists available on Spotify: last year, it was only 52%. This year, even if many of them have not published an album yet, it's a good 77,5%. In the playlist, each artist gets one song (the one chosen by Stereogum, where available). Enjoy!

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Source: Stereogum (go there to find some info & comments about each artist and to listen to those not available on Spotify)
Artists available on Spotify: 31 out of 40 (77,5%)

Action Bronson – Shiraz
araabMUZIK – Streetz Tonight
Smoke Dza – 4 Loko (feat. ASAP Rocky)
Austra – Beat And The Pulse
Big Troubles – Sad Girls
Cant – Dreams Come True
Caveman – Decide
Clams Casino
Cult of Youth – New West
Dirty Beaches – Sweet 17
Elite Gymnastics
EMA – Milkman
Frank Ocean – Novacane - (Explicit Version)
Gauntlet Hair – Out, Don't
Grimes – Avi
Holy Other
I Break Horses – Hearts
iceage – Broken Bone
Jamie Woon – Street
Lana Del Rey
Laurel Halo – Aquifer
Light Asylum – A Certain Person
These New Puritans vs. Main Attrakionz – 3000
Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire
Off! – Upside Down
Peaking Lights – Tiger Eyes (Laid Back)
Pure x
Purity Ring – Belispeak
Sbtrkt – Wildfire (feat. Little Dragon)
Shabazz Palaces – Swerve... the reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)
Sleep ∞ Over – Casual Diamond
Star Slinger – Mornin'
Soft Moon – Breathe The Fire
The Weekend
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – FFunny FFriends
Weekend – Coma Summer
Wild Flag – Future Crimes (7" Version)
Youth Lagoon
Yuck – Shook Down

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0728)

One year ago: Stereogum's 40 Best New Bands of 2010


  1. Just wanted to thank you for putting all these together and keep up the good work!