Breaking: 2009’s Best New Artists

December 30th, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

Rolling Stone has named the 25 Best Albums and 25 Best Songs of 2009, and our readers have weighed in with their own year-end picks. Now’s the time to look back at the year’s great new discoveries: our 45 Breaking Artists from 2009 and five Artists to Watch. A few of these folks — including Dirty Projectors (video above), Girls, the xx, Grizzly Bear, the Big Pink, Avett Brothers, Dawes and Drake — managed to land on our year-end countdowns. Read their full stories and watch videos for each band here:

Artists to Watch

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Avett Brothers
Florence and the Machine


Bishop Allen
Audrye Sessions
The Low Anthem

Wild Light
Lisa Hannigan
Ida Maria
Little Boots
White Lies

The Airborne Toxic Event
Tinted Windows
Cotton Jones
Paper Route

St. Vincent
An Horse
Grizzly Bear
Dirty Projectors

Amazing Baby
Deer Tick
Screaming Females
The Script
Foreign Born

Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
Those Darlins
Owl City
Cage the Elephant
Portugal. The Man

Alberta Cross
The Entrance Band
Washed Out
Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons

Band of Skulls
Dead Man’s Bones
Mayor Hawthorne
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
La Roux

Harper Simon
The xx
The Big Pink

>>Watch every episode of our weekly New Breaking Artist video podcast by subscribing via iTunes (when prompted, click “Launch application”). Every Wednesday, an exclusive video profile of an emerging artist will be delivered to your iTunes. [...

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