Every month Spin releases its picks for the 5 best new artists to watch and this month its a mix of folk pop, art rock, and hip hop which all offer a sense of nostalgia in their music while still remaining fresh and modern. The emotional and raw songwriting of Broken Twin and the Pere Ubu like noise rock of Dub Thompson have peaked my interest. Mostly because I love hearing people sing earnestly and intensely and I can't remember the last time a new band was compared to Pere Ubu. Also on the list are folk inspired Greg Give Peter Space (love the name), classic Detroit inspired Kaytranada, and hip hop crew The Outfit TX whom spin compares to Outkast. Check out full descriptions of these newbies in the link below.
SPINS Best New Artists - May 2014