As we roll into 2013, new and upcoming artists will emerge to make their mark in the music scene. Here are few I've been following in the Seattle area as well as national that I recommend you keep an eye out for. 

Seattle area artists/bands:

18%20indveyesEighteen Individual Eyes* [Produced by Matt Bayles from Minus the Bear]
Genre: Folk Rock

SlowBirdSlow Bird
Playing at Barboza on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.; $8
Genre: Ambient Indie Rock

StillstandStillstand
Playing at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Seattle on Jan. 19 at 9 p.m.
Genre: Alternative Rock

Minusthebear
Minus the Bear [five albums released already]
Genre: Alternative Rock

National artists/bands:

NeonindianNeon Indian
Genre: Indie

KimbraKimbra [vocals from Gotye’s “Somebody That I used to know”]
Genre: Pop

Beats%20antiqueBeats Antique
Playing at Paramount Theatre in Seattle on December 31
Genre:  American experimental world fusion and electronic music

TheweekndThe Weeknd
“Frontier Psychiatrist's L.V. Lopez described the album as "brilliant, disturbing, and not safe for work," calling the song "Loft Music" a song that is "so unsafe it should come with a child-proof cap, so dirty that you’ll feel guilty the next time you see your wife." –Source: Wikipedia
Genre: R&B

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2012-12-20 20:02:02
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