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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.

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Questlove, born Ahmir Khalib Thompson, is the well renowned drummer of the multi-Grammy award winning Philly band The Roots, but it doesn't end there for the prolific artist.

Hayes Carll is a dry-witted folk musician whose humble music is poised but infused with
humorous anecdotes.

Stemming from New York's pulsating underground music scene in 2001, TV on the Radio has grown into genre fusing, rock masterminds.

Rising from the stomping grounds of folksters like Fleet Foxes,The Cave Singers are no doubt inspired by the rain and shine of the Pacific Northwest as well.

Born on the outskirts of Philadelphia to a family of ten siblings, Kurt Vile exudes a positively warming grasp of classic rock and modern form and is often marked by influences from Leonard Cohen and My Bloody Valentine to Animal Collective.

The Irish rock band Bell X1 has experienced a multitude of changes on the path to the successful spot they currently hold.

Brian Joseph Burton is perhaps better known by his stage name, Danger Mouse.

With a musical style that playfully courts dreamlike sequences of psychedelia, post-punk and funk, Warpaint has quickly made way in the realm of popularity.

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