If there’s one thing that gets most of us through the day, it’s discovering new artists. Whether we’re scrolling through SoundCloud looking for mood tunes to help alleviate a case of the Mondays, or listening to a mixtape someone has sent our way, not a day goes by without some kind of music playing in our offices.
Since our inboxes tend to get inundated with projects from artists interested in coverage, we’re spotlighting some of the quietly wondrous musicians that find their way to us each week. These artists may not have conquered the Billboard 100 (yet) but they’ve all got something unique to offer, and they’re all worth getting to know.
Scroll through to see our 10 under the radar artists to discover this week, and stay tuned for a fresh selection next week.
Where: Brooklyn, New York What They’ve Been Working On: His new album FLAWD, out March 2 Sounds Like: PARTYNEXTDOOR after listening to too much Tame Impala, in the best way possible.
Where: Philadelphia What They’ve Been Working On: Gearing up for a full-on European tour this March. Sounds Like: Your favorite rapper watching Law & Order: SVU in the middle of winter after taking a downer.
Where: Los Angeles What They’ve Been Working On: A new record coming out January 19th. Sounds Like: If Talking Heads were formed in the 21st century in the ashes of blog house.
Where: Montréal, Canada What They’ve Been Working On: Their forthcoming album New Path out March 16. Sounds Like: What happens when the red room from Twin Peaks gets converted to a disco club
Where: Montréal, QC What They’ve Been Working On: Something that will be announced this week... Sounds Like: A 60s pop star who takes a time machine to 2018 and discovers animé.
Where: Montréal, QC What They’ve Been Working On: Bringing her live set to New York City and working on new tracks. Sounds Like: Wandering through a graveyard in the middle of the night with a car stereo blasting techno in the distance.
Where: Vienna / Berlin What They’ve Been Working On: “Lots of new music” according to his Instagram. Sounds Like: Listening to The Weeknd after a long Berghain session.
Where: Bristol / Brighton, UK What They’ve Been Working On: Most likely even more fresh tracks, as he just released an EP back in November. Sounds Like: If there was a casual dance party in that iconic, cloud-filled Windows 98 desktop background.
Where: New York City What They’ve Been Working On: Riding the high off her debut EP 17 Hero. Sounds Like: Eating froyo in your best friend’s car while you discuss your crushes
Where: New York City What They’ve Been Working On: Raveena recently stopped by COLORS Berlin for a showstopping performance of her track “If Only.” Sounds Like: Taking a much-needed candlelit bath while reminding yourself you’re great.
Be sure to check out the previous edition of Under the Radar right here.