2009’s Best New Artists: From Drake to Avett Brothers

August 7th, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

Photograph by Peter Yang
The lowdown on six acts blowing up in 2009: Drake, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Little Boots, BLK JKS, Avett Brothers and Florence and the Machine. Get the stories behind their epic rises, plus video and tunes: exclusive streams of Drake’s “Successful” (with Lil Wayne) and South African rockers BLK JKS’ “Banna Ba Modimo,” plus live footage of U.K. electro diva Little Boots and an exclusive listen to “Click,” new footage of the Avetts in the studio, and a free download of Florence and the Machine’s “I’m Not Calling You a Liar.”

• Artists to Watch 2009


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