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The Best New Bands & Artists of 2013

List Criteria: 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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    Diarrhea Planet

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