We all know that feeling when your iTunes consists only of songs you can sing word for word in your sleep. So for today’s Music Monday, here is some fresh music by artists you’ve probably never heard of, but will be super famous any day now.
Who They Are: Siblings from Nelson, New Zealand. The pair worked on their musical skills during long car trips with their parents. They have opened for one of our major band crushes, Haim. They are signed to Capitol Records.
Fun Fact: They were winners of a small mall talent competition. Talk about moving up in the world!
Who They Are: The electro-pop band from Portland, Oregon consists of members Brandon Rush (real name Brandon Johnson) and Kyle Sears (real name Kyle Dieker). The signed to Warner Bros. Records in spring 2014. If they were a little better known, their song Weekend would have been the 2014 summer anthem.
Fun Fact: They randomly moved in together at what they described as “the nastiest bachelor pad,” a super dirty “flop house” with 9 other guys. The kitchen and bathroom might have been unusable but apparently it was a good environment to start making music.
Who They Are: Brother and sister Katie and Ben Marshall are a dream pop duo from Brooklyn, NY.
Fun Fact: They received the Hypem title “Most Blogged Artist” in 2014.
Who She Is: Meet Kelela Mizanekristos, the American singer/songwriter who released her debut mixtape in 2013 and got praise from Solange Knowles and Björk. Born to Ethopian parents and growing up in Washinton, D.C, she now lives in LA.
Fun Fact: To support herself while working on her music, she did everything to pay the bills from nannying to training solar-power telemarketers.
Who he is: A singer from New York. Often compared to Justin Bieber, he is someone to keep your eye on.
Fun Fact: He’s only 18 and completed his debut album while doing school at the same time.
He says: “There are a lot of temptations and distractions out here, and sometimes you gotta remind yourself to stay true and focused. I remind myself with this song.” – Even if his music is similar, he’s definitely more down to earth than Bieber.
Who They Are: A band with Odd Future members Syd Tha Kyd, (Sydney Loren Bennett), Matt Martians, Jameel Bruner, Patrick Paige and Christopher A. Smith. They’re from LA which explains why they’re so effortlessly cool. This soul music is perfect for Sunday morning baking.
Fun Fact: They believe in giving away music for free, saying “There’s really no point for us to sell music because I believe when you give people free music that they like, they’ll support you in other ways.”
Bonus: Unlocking the Truth
Who They Are: The hard rocking group just signed a $1.7 million dollar record deal with Sony. Pretty sweet deal for any group just starting out. Oh yeah, and did we mention they’re only in grade 8? After opening for Queens of the Stone Age, Motörhead and playing on the main stage at Coachella, these middle schoolers are poised to hit the music scene hard and prove they’re more than just a passing fad.
Fun fact: They met in daycare.
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