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One of 2009’s breakout bands, Sleigh Bells is a lo-fi, noise pop, duo based in brooklyn, composed of Alexis Krauss (vocals) and Derek E. Miller (songwriter, guitarist, producer). The due recently signed to M.I.A.’s record label N.E.E.T. and will release their debut album, Treats, next month.

After a huge showing at this years Coachella, the duo is set to play the upcoming Pitchfork Music Festival and finishing up a NA trek with Yeasayer. Let’s just say Sleigh Bells is poised to have a huge 2010.

‘Treats’ album cover


i don’t quite remember where i first heard this latest discovery. it could have been one of the paste magazine samplers, while listening to the latest hype machine tracks, or honestly it doesn’t matter, what does matter is how good this band is.

nurses is an experimental indie rock band based in portland. often compared to animal collective and grizzly bear, nurses formed in 2006, but it was the release of the band’s sophomore album ,apple’s acre, that helped make 2009 a break-out year.

you can currently catch ’em on tour with the tallest man on earth. check the dates on nurse’s myspace page


future islands is a synthpop band based out of baltimore. experimenting with sound since 2006, the band has recently signed with indie record company, thrill jockey, and will be releasing the first full-length release, in evening air, on may 4th.

future islands will be hitting the road throughout north america this spring and summer:

5/20 san diego, ca @ tin can alehouse
5/21 los angeles, ca @ sync space (w/ foot village & robedoor)
5/22 los angeles, ca @ the smell
5/24 san francisco, ca @ el rio
5/25 eureka, ca @ lil red lion

for complete tour dates, visit the band’s myspace page


recently, a buddy of mine posed this question: “what musical artists have you discovered in 2010 that I should listen to right now?”. this inspired me to start sharing my recent discoveries with the intraweb. now before i dive into this, i want to make one thing clear. while i will try to focus on new tracks (aka new releases), sometimes i come across tracks from years back that i fall in love with and want to share with all of you. enough rambling, time to move on to the good stuff.

this first discovery comes to us from norway, where they have a pretty good following, but until this year have not had much of a presence in the US. that is all about to change though. their debut album, decay decay, was just released in norway and will be released internationally fall 2010. they will also be playing a couple of new york shows and SXSW.


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