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6 rising artists to know this month

Meet our February up-and-comers, including MX LONELY, Prize Horse, and Kevin Holliday.

Carpool revel in anthemic catharsis

The band blending emo, punk, and indie are back with new single “Open Container Blues.”

6 rising artists to know this month

Meet our January up-and-comers, including Uche Yara, MICHELLE, and Eliza McLamb.

late night drive home are reinventing indie rock

The ever-evolving Texas band let us into their “creative universe.”

6 rising artists to know this month

Meet our December up-and-comers, including Yungatita, crushed, and Death Lens.

c*mgirl8, Kibi James, and Oxymorrons are rising artists you need to know

We’re rounding up rising artists you need to know right now. This month, c*mgirl8, Kibi James, Oxymorrons, and more are the AP&R new music picks to listen to.

Rhys Langston, Strange Ranger, and underscores are rising artists you need to know

We’re rounding up rising artists you need to know right now. This month, Rhys Langston, Strange Ranger, underscores, and more are the AP&R new music picks to listen to.

Harmony is literally following her dreams with Dystopia Girl

Harmony, once one-half of indie outfit Girlpool, announced her debut solo project Dystopia Girl and released pop single “Good Things Take Time.” Read the interview.

Harmony, TVOD, and Buggin are rising artists you need to know

We’re rounding up the rising artists and bands you need to know right now. This month, Harmony (formerly of Girlpool), TVOD, and Buggin are the AP&R new music picks to listen to.

Water From Your Eyes are the chaotic DIY indie-pop duo who will help you laugh through the pain

Water From Your Eyes just released their Matador debut, Everyone’s Crushed. The DIY duo of Rachel Brown & Nate Amos talk the album, embracing chaos, & coping with humor.

Draag, Hannah Jadagu, & Water From Your Eyes are the rising artists you need to know right now

We’re rounding up the rising artists & bands you need to know right now. This month, Draag, Hannah Jadagu, Water From Your Eyes, & more are the AP&R new music picks to listen to right now.

Debby Friday, Gal Pal, Model/Actriz, & more are the rising artists you need to know right now

We’re rounding up the rising artists & bands you need to know right now. This month, Debby Friday, Gal Pal, Model/Actriz, & more are the AP&R new music picks to listen to right now.

Meet Spiritual Cramp, the "hard mod" band born out of the Bay Area hardcore scene

Spiritual Cramp is a self-described hard mod band from San Francisco, pulling from a range of punk influences & political themes. Frontman Michael Bingham talks the band’s vision.

Alt singer Jackie Hayes is inspired by MCR tour diaries, '90s nostalgia, & playing live

Jackie Hayes is an LA-based-Chicago-bred alternative singer-songwriter. After releasing her debut album Over & Over, she explains how playing live, 90s nostalgia, & alt music inspired it.

Meaningful Stone is bringing K-indie worldwide

Meaningful Stone is the K-indie project of Kim Ji-min. After releasing her Psychomania EP, the rising artist talks being inspired by Korean folk & rock, the Seoul scene, & more.

Meet Black Ends, the “gunk pop” band redefining the sound of Seattle

Seattle band Black Ends makes what they call “gunk pop,” or riot grrrl & punk-inspired music. Frontperson Nicolle Swims talks about their upcoming debut & navigating the Seattle scene as a queer, Black band.

Floyd Zion is about to drop the "best unreleased music never heard yet"

Model/alternative artist Floyd Zion is about to release his ‘Pink by Floyd’ EP. Inspired by hip-hop & indie-rock, he talks about his sound & how working in fashion has influenced him.

Indie band Blvck Hippie aspires to overhaul the DIY scene and uplift artists of color

Blvck Hippie is an indie band that makes “sad boy indie rock” and aspires to overhaul and diversify the DIY community. We spoke to frontperson Josh Shaw about exploring mental health in music, how Kid Cudi inspires them, and uplifting Black artists.

Slush Puppy wants his edgy hyperpop to inspire you to "break out of yourself"

Slush Puppy is the edgy hyperpop project of Sam Catelano. After going viral on TikTok with “EAT SPIT!” the producer dove into harder sounds. Here, he talks his sonic journey.
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