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Hey there! I’m Tarynn Law, and this is a new weekly column I’ll be writing that spotlights some up and coming indie pop/alternative/hipster/hype/buzz bands/you-get-the-idea groups that you should be checking out before they become massive. I mean, we all want to be that person that says “I knew them way back when,” don’t we? I thought so. Here’s to hoping that I can introduce you to your new favorite band! This week I’ll be highlighting Swedish pop singer Tove Lo, Brooklyn pop vocalist S V E, indie band (think The National) Augustines, and summery indie rock band Gentlemen Hall.

Here we go!


Tove Lo

After dropping her first single “Habits” earlier in the year, Swedish pop artist Tove Lo is set to take over the pop world with “Out of Mind.” The powerful shadow pop track shows off her outstanding vocals and just how much promise she has. She recently signed with Universal and I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more of her in the not-so-distant-future as she’s set to become another international pop superstar along the lines of Icona Pop. Speaking of Icona Pop, she clearly has fantastic songwriting chops – she’s worked as a songwriter for the fellow Swedish duo, as well as Cher Lloyd and Girls Aloud. Her debut EP is set to be released later this fall. She’s on Twitter and Facebook, and you can watch her crazy video for “Out of Mind” below.


S V E

Previously known as Sveta Bout,  S V E (prounounced ‘sv(eeee)’) is a Brooklyn based pop artist that has been blowing up the tastemaker blogs for about a week with her track “Talking to the Walls.” Perhaps it’s because she has no label, no publicist, and no management – seriously – but it’s probably because “Talking to the Walls” is an absolute gem of a pop song. Think Sia if she was a little darker and writing pop hits for A-list stars. It’d be best for you to hop on the  S V E train now as she’s destined for stardom. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.


Augustines

Rising from the ashes of early 2000’s indie band Pela, then We Are Augustines, the band changed their name to simply Augustines and moved from Brooklyn to Seattle after their debut record Rise Ye Sunken Ships was released. While that album was great, the band’s latest offering, ‘Cruel City,’ is their best yet. If you’ve seen Frightened Rabbits on their most recent US headliner you’ve seen Augustines kick the night off. Fans of The National or Frightened Rabbits will adore their sophisticated, emotionally charged sound. Billy McCarthy’s vocals soar over the intricate guitar work of Eric Anderson and Rob Allen’s driving drums. Their sophomore record Augustines will be out on January 21st via Votiv/Oxcart, so be sure to mark that one down on your calendars. They’re on Twitter and Facebook respectively if you’d like to see their upcoming tour dates!


Gentlemen Hall

You’ve probably heard their song “Sail Into the Sun” on a Target ad. You know the one – girls in flowery dresses and brightly colored sailboats with summer party vibes all around that was everywhere on television this summer. Well, the band behind that incredibly catchy tune is Gentlemen Hall. They caught the eye of major label Island Records and just released a killer cover of Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” so to say they’ve got a varied taste is an understatement. Bordering on Arcade Fire levels in terms of how many members they have (six), including a flute player, it’s that perfect summery sound that you’ll need for those freezing winter days. They’re on a massive fall tour opening for classic 90’s band Third Eye Blind, and you can find those dates over on their Facebook. You can hit them up on Twitter and Instagram as well.


That’s it! I’ll be back next Tuesday with more. Until then, follow me on Twitter and tell me who you’re listening to!

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