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2013 music The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013  

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List Rules Only bands and artists who started gaining mainstream acclaim and/or buzz band (or rapper) status in 2013

This is a list of the best new bands and artists of 2013. If you live in a city, the chances are that you are out on the weekend (nearly every weekend it feels like) hearing more new bands. Well this is a list of the great new bands and artists that you may not have heard of (or more likely have never seen live), but we're going to highlight which of these bands and artists will be the acclaimed stars of tomorrow.

Some bands come and go, but it is the listener's job to determine if these bands are here to stay. Support the ones you love and let the others fall short and get a real job. 2013 saw the release of up-and-coming bands such as La Luz, a girl group who rocks out to fuzzy beach pop, as well the songs that lit up Top 40 radio by the likes of the Neighbourhood and Capital Cities. Many other new bands have come out guns blazing, ready and willing to do what it takes to be the next musical superstar. 
 
Was 2013 a great year for new and emerging artists? Was 2013 the best year for up and coming musicians who could be the rock stars of tomorrow? Take a look at this list and see what new bands are on the cusp of greatness. If you haven't heard of these outfits, strap on your headphones and give their music a listen! 

This is the list of the best new bands of 2013. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be called the breakout band or artist of 2013. If you notice a band or artist missing from this list, feel free to add them.

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Bastille is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Bastille Bad Blood

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Lorde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Lorde Pure Heroine, The Love Club EP, Royals / White Noise: Live from the BRITs

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Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Twenty One Pilots

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Capital Cities is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Capital Cities In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, Breathe, Capital Cities

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Chvrches is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe, Recover EP, Gun (Remixes)

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The 1975 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
The 1975 The 1975

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Aria Tesolin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Aria Tesolin Ascension

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HAIM is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Haim Days Are Gone

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Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Disclosure Settle

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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Chance the Rapper Acid Rap, Confident, Songs from Scratch: Paranoia

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MS MR is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Ms Mr Secondhand Rapture

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Speedy Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Speedy Ortiz Major Arcana

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NONONO is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Nonono Pumpin Blood

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FIDLAR is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Fidlar Fidlar

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Dan Croll is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Dan Croll Sweet Disarray, From Nowhere, Compliment Your Soul

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Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Iceage New Brigade

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The Colourist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
The Colourist The Colourist, Lido, The Colourist

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White Arrows is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
White Arrows Dry Land Is Not A Myth

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Tumbleweed Wanders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Tumbleweed Wanders Worn Down Welcome

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Smallpools is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Smallpools Mason Jar

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Majical Cloudz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Majical Cloudz Turns Turns Turns

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Ghost Loft is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Ghost Loft Seconds, So High

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Saintseneca is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013

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Celestial Shore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Celestial Shore 10x

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Tyler Bryant & the Shakedo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown From the Sandcastle

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San Cisco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
San Cisco Awkward

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Temples is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Temples Sun Structures

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Cayucas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Cayucas Bigfoot

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A$AP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
A$AP Ferg

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clipping. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Clipping. Midcity

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Torres is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Torres Honey

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Cloud Control is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Cloud Control Dream Cave

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Blondfire is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Blondfire Walking With Giants, Young Heart, Where the Kids Are

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Atlas Genius is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Atlas Genius When It Was Now, Through the Glass, Trojans

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Parquet Courts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Parquet Courts Light Up Gold

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Rhye is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Rhye Woman

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La Luz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
La Luz Damp Face

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Clear Soul Forces is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Clear Soul Forces Detroit Revolution​(​s)

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Alice Boman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013

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Migos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Migos Young Rich Niggas

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The Underachievers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
The Underachievers The Lords Of Flatbush

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All Dogs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
All Dogs

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Jagwar Ma is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Jagwar Ma Howlin'

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Pure Bathing Culture is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Pure Bathing Culture Pure Bathing Culture, Moon Tides

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Gunns & Drums is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Gunns & Drums Rhythm and folk songs for modern hippies

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World's Fair is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
World's Fair Bastards of the Party

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Tweens is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Tweens Rattle & Rollin

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Young Scooter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Young Scooter Street Lottery

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Diarrhea Planet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013
Diarrhea Planet I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams