Future Sounds Like These Acts

Rolling Stone tracks down six up-and-comers
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Sep 1, 2008 11:11 AM CDT
El Perro del Mar and Lykke Li at Bimbo's in San Francisco.   ((c) ToastyKen)
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(Newser) – Maybe you've heard of them, maybe you haven't, but six up-and-coming bands are defining rock and pop this year, according to Rolling Stone. Next big things or one-disc wonders? Check them out, then listen up by clicking the link below:

  • Low Vs Diamond: cinematic rockers from Los Angeles go epic in the vein of Coldplay.

  • Laura Izibor: Irish singer with soul; watch out, Alicia Keys.
  • Ra Ra Riot: Chamber pop players-cum-"college brainiacs" from Brooklyn.
  • 3Oh!3: Hip-hop trash-talkers from Boulder, Colo., have opened for Snoop Dogg.
  • Dead Confederate: Gritty rockers from Athens, Ga.; lead singer's voice a "ringer" for Kurt Cobain's.
  • Lykke Li: Like Feist? Check out this pixie rebel from Stockholm.