New Artist Finds - BitCandy Newsletter


Stop taking belfies, as I'm back with five New Finds for your listening pleasure! Thank you to the Curators who helped to discover Sleep Party People, Die Mason Die, DIVE IN, Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers and Ivy Levan. If I was rich and Kanye West, I'd board a private jet and propose to you all in the middle of your local baseball stadiums. One day, my lovely Curators, one f*cking day!



Sleep Party People

“Sleep Party People combine the vocal aesthetic of a cathedral choir with the crunchy beats and digi-fx of acts like Crystal Castles and Bloody Beetroots. They also have a softer side, a side reminiscent of Ride and other staples of the shoegaze era. For what it's worth, they do the upbeat  and driving beats of 'We Were Drifting on a Sad Song' better than the swirling meandering of 'A Dark God Heart'...”

Discovered by: Duffster


Die Mason Die

“I'm sorry. I'm going to say it so no one else has to; I do not like your band name. It's fine though, because I'm sure you would say the same for my kara-tae-death core band called Mo-Shoe Tu-Head. I'm not saying we're killing it or anything, or even really exist, but what I can tell you is that there is more to bands than just their name. Die Mason Die are the perfect example to show how this is oh-so very true...”

Discovered by: Duffster



“Let me know if I'm wrong, but I feel as if the last 3 years have been heavily flooded with aqueous sounding new bands and names, a deluge that contains DIIV, Washed Out, um, er, wow, I pretty much effed that up and I'm not even gonna hit the delete button. Because I, just like you, can have some mental lapses sometimes. Don't hate bro. We keep it real if you feel me? Okay, okay, enough of that, let's Dive In....”

Discovered by: Duffster


Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers

“From what I've surmised from Ben Caplan's music, he' a gypsy with many musical talents, he enjoys Yiddish folk music, and boasts an unparalleled vocal range. Whether or not he is actually a gypsy (I would really like to believe that he is), Caplan's sound flawlessly combines multiple genres of music that is fuelled by a palpable and contagious passion, creating an exquisite treat for our listening pleasure...”

Discovered by: LiannaLanni


Ivy Levan

“If Amy Winehouse, Beyonce and Christina Aguilera had a lovechild... Now where was I going with that statement? Oh yeah, Arkansas beauty, Ivy Levan, is hot, hot, hot, and thanks to BitCandy's most industrious Curator, Duffster, we're bringing you all her smouldering Swamp Hop on one deliciously soulful silver platter with this new artist post! Don't ask me, I don't know what Swamp Hop means either...

Discovered by: Duffster


If you'd like to join the likes of Duffster and LiannaLanni, submit your favorite New Finds to BitCandy today! If I like your style, I'll make you a Curator, feature you and your artists on the homepage, offer you the chance to write for the blog, and maybe even earn you some cash if I sign your New Finds. Oh, and if I really like your style, I may even put a ring on it, if you catch my drift?

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