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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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    Bad Blood

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    Lorde

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    Capital Cities

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    Aria Tesolin Ascension

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    Twenty One Pilots

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    Days Are Gone

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    The 1975 The 1975

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    Chvrches

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    Ms Mr Secondhand Rapture

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    Nonono Pumpin Blood

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    The Colourist

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    Smallpools Mason Jar

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    Alice Boman

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    Dan Croll

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    Damp Face

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    Walking With Giants, Young Heart, Where the Kids Are

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    Cloud Control Dream Cave

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    Clear Soul Forces Detroit Revolution​(​s)

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    Rhye Woman

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    Fidlar Fidlar

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    A$AP Ferg

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    Clipping. Midcity

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    Torres Honey

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    Ghost Loft

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    Young Scooter Street Lottery

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    World's Fair Bastards of the Party

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    Tweens Rattle & Rollin

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    Majical Cloudz

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    Tumbleweed Wanders Worn Down Welcome

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    When It Was Now, Through the Glass, Trojans

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    Celestial Shore 10x

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    Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown From the Sandcastle

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    Speedy Ortiz Major Arcana

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    White Arrows Dry Land Is Not A Myth

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    Saintseneca Last

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    Migos Young Rich Niggas

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    Acid Rap, Confident, Songs from Scratch: Paranoia

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    Cayucas Bigfoot

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    San Cisco Awkward

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    Iceage New Brigade

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    Parquet Courts Light Up Gold

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    Temples Sun Structures

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    Gunns & Drums Rhythm and folk songs for modern hippies

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    The Underachievers The Lords Of Flatbush

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    Pure Bathing Culture

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    All Dogs

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    Jagwar Ma Howlin'

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    Diarrhea Planet I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

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