By: Sarah Besnard
Artist : Gross Magic
Listen: “Sweetest Touch”
From: Brighton, UK
Label: The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing
Sounds Like: Glam pop reminding us of acts like Porcelain Raft, Smith Westerns, amd also, sometimes, Marc Bolan.
Reason to listen: The band is young and hip and just released an ep called “The Teen Jamz”.
Artist : Planningtorock
Listen: “Living It Out”
From: Berlin, Germany
Label: Rostron Records / DFA
Sounds Like: Dark Electronica one woman band
Reason to listen: Planningtorock collaborated with The Knife in their 2010 opera rock album Tomorrow, in a year.
Artist : Wild Flag
From: Portland, OR & Washington, DC
Label: Merge/ Wichita
Sounds Like: Indie Girl supergroup!
Reason to listen: The band is made of members from Sleater-Kinney (she also stars in Portlandia), Helium, Quasi, The Minders, and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks!!!