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Artist of the Week: VOTE for your Favorite!

Artist of the Week: VOTE for your Favorite!

By Atiba Rogers | February 15, 2013

Get crunked everybody! The weekend you’ve all been waiting for is finally here, and now’s your chance to choose who will be….MTV Iggy’s Artist of the Week.

One of these up-and-coming global artists will be chosen by you, the Iggyites. So get ready…you have until next Friday morning at 11 am EST to vote for your favorite artist using the poll below!

The band with the most votes will be featured on MTV Iggy’s homepage along with an extrêmement revealing interview. Ready, set, vote!

Highasakite

Hey all you crazy kids, let’s get Highasakite! The fuzzy, indie-rock Norwegian band brings on some heavy percussion, lush and hazy arrangements in their new EP In and Out Of Weeks. Their single “Son of a Bitch” is a touch of tacit nostalgia that goes hand in hand with guitar-backed bluesy chick rock. It won’t be long until they take over the US market.

Ricsárdgír

 If you’re feeling too damn serious lately, have no fear, the funniest band in Hungary is here! The quartet Ricsárdgír’s raison d’être is to have you laughing out loud with their anti-indie, garage rock tunes.  There’s no way they started this band to meet girls. But they do seem to be having a lot of fun. And in a world full of “artists” who take themselves and their “careers” ten times more seriously than the actual music they release, a band that at least lets you in on the joke is a beautiful thing.

Heidi Happy

Far from the pigtailed yodeling mountain girl her name conjures, Switzerland’s Happy Heidi couldn’t be distinguished from a homegrown Nashvillian when it comes to her sound. The album (her fourth) is a tightly-produced treasure, hitting all the right bluegrass and country-folk notes that wrap you in fireside comfort. Layered harmonies, prominent steely guitar/banjo and twang beats keep it classic, yet her warm whispery voice and frequent dip into electronics make it current. It’s fun for the whole family.

Meridian Brothers

 Meridian Brothers bring the psycho to psych-tropical. Eblis Álvarez started the group with a predilection for electronic music, rock en español and left-field pop with Bjork in mind. A typical tune from the innovative fivesome will have some deep Afro-Colombian rhythms, a wailing theremin solo and lo-fi organ sounds straight out of a space-themed 1960s cocktail lounge.

Bent Cousin

London’s Bent Cousin make the best kind of indie pop. Fronted by scruffily adorable siblings Amelia and Pat, their catchy ditties are as rough around the edges and they are sensitive, and the content of the lyrics is as off-color and awkward as the melodies are pleasing. Instead of expertly arranged songs inspired by ’60s soul and French pop, Bent Cousin trades in pub-bred fuzz pop, which adds to their songs’ instant relatability.

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