Montreal natives Suuns have recently signed on with City Records to release their first album, Images du Futur out in March. Their heavy electronica sound mixed with scratchy guitars will be featured while on tour this spring.
Trial Track: “Armed For Peace”
9. The Lumineers
Nominated for two Grammys, 2013 is sure to be a big year for The Lumineers, a folk-pop band from Denver, CO. Their catchy, sing-along tunes are firing up all around the world with tour dates planned in the U.K., Europe, Japan and Australia.
Trial Track: “Slow It Down”
8. Single Mothers
It’s hard to find a good, unapologetic punk-rock band nowadays. Fortunately, Single Mothers, the newest addition to Dine Alone Records, is making that search a lot easier. Their sound is a raw mash up of hard guitar and drums and incomprehensible vocals that are completely irresistible.
Trial Track: “Christian Girls”
The L.A. electronica quartet known as Kitten opened up for No Doubt last December and just signed with Elektra Records. Although they’ve already released their EP Cut It Out, this band is just starting to catch the major attention of music aficionados and media worldwide.
Trial Track: “G#”
6. Laura Marling
Brit singer-songwriter Laura Marling is known for her poetic lyrics and captivating vocals. Marling’s fourth album, due out in February, will hopefully make her one of the most talked about female artists of 2013.
Trial Track: “Salinas”
Originally from Victoria, B.C. but now based in Montreal, Kandle is quickly becoming the Canadian star to watch out for in 2013. Her haunting and sultry vocals and pensive lyrics are sure to impress anyone looking for an original yet easy sound to brighten up their winter blues.
Trial Track: “Small”
With catchy synth-pop tunes it’s easy to see why these Glasgow natives are catching the hearts and ears of music lovers worldwide. Fresh off tour with Passion Pit, Chvrches are planning on releasing their debut album sometime in 2013.
Trial Track: “The Mother We Share”
3. How To Destroy Angels
Comprised of Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig, How to Destroy Angels is an electronica/post-industrial quartet offering a refreshing take on the haunting tunes of the NIN glory days. Their debut full-length album, Welcome Oblivion, is due out in March.
Trial Track: “The Loop Closes”
Hailing from Birmingham, England, this group of four indie-rockers is releasing their first full-length album this coming March. Their fun, upbeat songs are sure to please fans of bands like Foals and Vampire Weekend.
Trial Track: “Wraith”
1. Atoms for Peace
Consisting of the wonderful Thom Yorke from Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, Atoms for Peace will be the band to watch out for in 2013. Little to no news has been offered with regards to the content of the upcoming album, Amok, but with a mastermind like Yorke at the helm, Atoms for Peace are sure to conquer 2013.
Trial Track: “Default”