"That’s my problem with fucking trap music: People are rapping about killing niggas and selling fucking drugs all day, but it sounds happy—that’s bullshit. That shit’s stressful: You’re not going to make no fucking money, somebody’s going to end up dead, and you’re not going to be able to pay for his funeral because his mom probably don’t fuck with him like that, and he don’t got health insurance. So now you have to do a fucking car wash to pay for somebody’s funeral and bury him in some cheap shit. Where’s that song?"

— Long Beach MC Vince Staples in our latest Rising interview.




"Marbles" is a brand new snark-punk scorcher from our latest Rising band, Single Mothers.




Watch the hallucinogenic new video for Ben Khan's “Youth” and check out our Rising interview with the London upstart.



"I think that for young sad girls on the internet to hear another sad girl their own age being really productive and making songs is a positive influence. Instead of just being depressed, do something with that depression. I hope people hear my songs and realize that writing music is kind of easy. Or that taking your sadness and turning it into a beautiful song is worthwhile."

— Prodigious 19-year-old singer/songwriter Greta Kline—aka Frankie Cosmos—is our latest Rising act. Read Jenn Pelly’s interview.



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we did an interview with Evan Minsker at Pitchfork!!!!! very excited!!!!neat photo by Lukas Hodge

Read Jayson Greene's Rising interview with whip-smart Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, and listen to her 12-song collection The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas via Pitchfork Advance.

Read Jayson Greene's Rising interview with whip-smart Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, and listen to her 12-song collection The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas via Pitchfork Advance.



Read Carrie Battan's Rising interview with skulking, trip-hop-indebted artist FKA twigs, and watch her video for "Water Me", a Best New Track.

Read Carrie Battan's Rising interview with skulking, trip-hop-indebted artist FKA twigs, and watch her video for "Water Me", a Best New Track.




Read Linsday Zoladz's Best New Music review of 90s-indebted noise-pop act Speedy Ortiz's proper debut album, Major Arcana. Check out Jenn Pelly's recent Rising interview with the band as well.

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Sci-fi-inspired ambient producer Koreless is our latest Rising act— read Ruth Saxelby's interview with him here

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Chicago’s Chance the Rapper is our latest Rising act— watch the video for his awesome juke/Kanye-inspired track “Good Ass Intro” above and read Corban Goble's interview here.



New York City’s Margaret Chardiet makes brutal noise music as Pharmakon. Read Brandon Stosuy’s Rising profile and listen to a new track here. Photo by Jane Chardiet.

New York City’s Margaret Chardiet makes brutal noise music as Pharmakon. Read Brandon Stosuy’s Rising profile and listen to a new track here. Photo by Jane Chardiet.



Stockholm’s Kate Boy are our latest Rising act; read Lindsay Zoladz’s interview with the electro-pop band and watch their new video here.

Stockholm’s Kate Boy are our latest Rising act; read Lindsay Zoladz’s interview with the electro-pop band and watch their new video here.




Listen to to "Recover", a Best New Track from Glasgow synth-pop trio Chvrches, our latest Rising act.




Disclosure— the brotherly UK dance duo behind last year’s brilliant single “Latch”— are our newest Rising act.



We’re starting off 2013 by highlighting a few exciting new Rising artists, including cracked balladeer Eddi Front. Photo by Tommy Chase Lucas.

We’re starting off 2013 by highlighting a few exciting new Rising artists, including cracked balladeer Eddi Front. Photo by Tommy Chase Lucas.