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Madrid, SpainLove ‘em or HATEM…Actually, Just Love ‘em

Love 'em or HATEM...Actually, Just Love 'em

January 22, 2013
HATEM is awesome, and their throngs of fans agree. The Madrid indie-folk poetry-loving foursome recently won our Artist of the Week, probably because their understated, lovely album, Ultraviolet...
Auckland, New ZealandGhost Wave Crashes Into Your Mind

Ghost Wave Crashes Into Your Mind

Name: Ghost Wave Where They're From: Auckland, New Zealand When They Started: 2010 Sounds Like: Jangle pop for brainy surfers Most Similar: The Allah-Las, Surfer Blood, Tame Impala From the same New Zealand city as The Naked and Famous...
Montreal, CanadaCoeur de Pirate Returns, All Grown Up

Coeur de Pirate Returns, All Grown Up

For about five years, Montreal has watched Béatrice Martin grow into her skin. While she's still seriously young, the pretty, award-winning 23-year-old blonde who writes lovely pop songs in French as Coeur de Pirate ("heart of pirate") has journeyed...
London, United KingdomHazy Soul From Purple Ferdinand Wins

Hazy Soul From Purple Ferdinand Wins

Name: Purple Ferdinand Where She's From: London, England When She Started: 2010 Sounds Like: Hazy, old soul in a fresh vessel Most Similar: Lianne La Havas Purple Ferdinand, 24, has enough power and conviction in her sweet, sultry soul to...
Washington D.C., United StatesRevolutionary Reggae Flows via SOJA

Revolutionary Reggae Flows via SOJA

Words and Interview by Greg Scruggs. While the suburbs of Northern Virginia are known more as a hotbed of federal bureaucrats than reggae-slinging Rastafari, local boys SOJA (formerly known as Soldiers of Jah Army) have been cranking out rub-a-dub...
Paris, FranceNolwenn Leroy Sings in the Language of Home

Nolwenn Leroy Sings in the Language of Home

Nolwenn Leroy was a singer-songwriter rising in the charts in France. She'd had a couple of number one singles and her self-titled debut album had gone platinum. For her fourth album she decided to take...
Luxembourg, LuxembourgLuxembourg’s Love Echo is Like a Hot Bath

Luxembourg’s Love Echo is Like a Hot Bath

Name: Love Echo (Vicki Glass, Vic Miranda) Where they’re from: Luxembourg (vocalist Vicki Glass is based in Tokyo) When they started: 2012 Genre: Dream-pop, Lo-fi, instrumental weirdness Most...
London, United KingdomKing Krule’s Blue Wave…Rules

King Krule’s Blue Wave…Rules

Archy Marshall, once known as Zoo Kid and who now rolls as King Krule, is one of London's promising young talents. He's been on the one-to-watch radar since 2010, but trust and believe when we tell you that 2013 will be the year for the ginger-haired...