8 Essential New Artists For Summer 2016

Curated by Aaron Axelsen, Live 105 Music Director, San Francisco

tommisch770 8 Essential New Artists For Summer 2016


Precocious 21-year old London multi-instrumentalist is poised to dominate the music world, most likely before his 22nd birthday, with his incredible blend of soulful electronic soundscapes, R&B crooning and progressive downtempo funk

Recommended if you like:
Flume, Eden, Jack Garratt, MKEK, Gallant, Zhu, Chet Faker, James Blake

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weathers 8 Essential New Artists For Summer 2016


Los Angeles alt-rock upstarts have a potential massive summer anthem in their arsenal with the highly-infectious sing-a-long Happy Pills

Recommended if you like:
Walk The Moon, Grouplove, Imagine Dragons, Young The Giant, JR JR

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juniorempire770 8 Essential New Artists For Summer 2016


Emerging London 5-piece pay homage to California with their super-summery electro-rock jam West Coast, coincidently inspired by their first trip to Los Angeles. Blast this one loudly -with the sunroof open cruising over highway 17- on your next trip to Santa Cruz!

Recommended if you like:
Passion Pit, Lany, The 1975, Capital Cities, Foster The People, Magic Man, Empire Of The Sun

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sofitukker770 8 Essential New Artists For Summer 2016


I first caught these blog-faves, fantastic NYC synthpop duo Sofi Tukker, opening up for The Knocks earlier this year at the Independent and I was blown away! Catch their headlining SF debut on 8/19 @ Rickshaw Stop.

Recommended if you like:
MS MR, Phantogram, Lykke Li, Bat For Lashes, Broods, Zola Jesus, The Knife, Niki And The Dove

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theblondies770 8 Essential New Artists For Summer 2016


Young Berkeley mods on the rise and another excellent new Bay Area band to watch out for this summer!

Recommended if you like:
The Kooks, Arctic Monkeys, Finish Ticket, Keane, Ben Kweller

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coastmodern770 8 Essential New Artists For Summer 2016


This up-and-coming LA 4-piece combine many essential summer elements, including trap beats, reggae, pop-punk and electronics, to create sun-soaked gems like GURU and HOLLOW LIFE.

Recommended if you like:
Dirty Heads, Grizzly Bear, Panic Is Perfect, Big Data, Joywave, Bear Hands, Sublime

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asinclair770 8 Essential New Artists For Summer 2016


If you are in the market this summer for a blistering new indie rock band, look no further than Austin’s A. Sinclair! From the same independent label that brought you Silversun Pickups, Dangerbird Records, comes this fierce and red hot new Texan 5-piece.

Recommended if you like:
The Pixies, Spoon, Japandroids, Queens Of The Stone Age, Cloud Nothings, Beach Slang, Sonic Youth

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jerryfolk770 8 Essential New Artists For Summer 2016


Some chilled out electronic grooves to keep you cool this summer, courtesy of dynamic Norwegian beatmaker Jerry Folk! This rising star of the future bass scene recently sold-out Popscene, San Francisco, with a frenzied 2-hour headlining set and I could see him playing The Fox or Outside Lands someday. Whether he’s producing original lit tunes, like ‘I’m Honestly Not A Gangster,’ or remixing tracks for the likes of Years And Years, Oh Wonder and Chromeo, Jerry Folk should be an indispensable component of your summer playlist.

Recommended if you like:
Giraffage, Lido, What So Not, Bearson, Com Truise, Odesza, Hayden James, Crywolf, Wave Racer

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