Best New Artists 2014

What do you know about dream trap? It’s the hottest new genre experiment that is the brainchild of Californian duo An-Ten-Nae and ReLeece. Say hello to new artists Dimond Saints.
Bust out your leg warmers and hair scrunchies, because Melbourne, Australia’s new band, GL, are some self-described cosmic-funk revivalists that are here with a time machine to take you back to the 80’s.
Despite hailing from one of the gloomiest parts of England, new band Polarsets makes upbeat, summer-heavy pop gems in the vein of Naked & Famous and St. Lucia.
When Stoney Roads Records signed a new artist called Mazde to their label, little did they know that they signed on a space cowboy who would take us on a ride to alternative electronic dimensions.
The latest emerging artist to rise from the crossroads of chill, melancholy, and raw sexuality is Joshua Michael Robinson, although he goes by JMR, because let's be real, that sounds way better.
Despite hailing from Scandinavia, new artists Vita Bergen have a very western sound. What sets them apart from other indie/folk/psych/electro-pop acts is their live shows, where the duo transforms into an 8-piece live band.
Ashley Frangipane, aka Halsey, is creating some insanely catchy electropop with a dark and moody twist. If you’re a fan of artists like Charlie xCx, Lorde, or Chvrches, then you’ll totally fall in love with Halsey.
New artist Austin Johnson has something truly special going on with his dreamy, instrumental electropop sound that he describes on his SoundCloud page as music your cat can fall asleep to.
Arms and Sleepers is an ambient/trip-hop duo that will surely strike a chord with each and every audiophile in a totally unique way. Thanks to The Guard curator Callmearry for this awesome find!
For fans of indie-pop bands like Grouplove or Of Monsters and Men who crave something new, Cider Sky is just the band for you. They’re gaining some well-deserved buzz with their blend of indie and electropop.
New artist Paperwhite are a brother and sister duo based in Brooklyn, where all dream pop is born, apparently. Their single, Take Me Back, is reminiscent of the 80s.
Based purely on sonic vibes, I want to chill with new artist Frenship. Even if their spelling sucks. These guys are really good and far more than just a one-trick pony.
Ryan Marshall Lawhon is back with his new project, Mating Ritual. If you’re into catchy, mellow indie-pop like The Postal Service or his previous band, Pacific Air, then you are sure to be into this fresh new band!

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