100 Bands Worth Introducing To Your Eardrums In The New Year

December 29, 2010 

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by Sean Orr | Quinn has already well taken care of the local scene at ItCameOutMagical (and I’m hardly going to rival Pitchfork or Fader in providing context or explanation), so in the interest of compiling and sorting huge amounts of data and sharing it over the internet, I bring you a straight-up raw and unranked list of bands that you should “check out” in 2011. Listens after the clicks…

1. Ducktails
2. Balam Acab
3. Oneohtrix Point Never
4. Teen Daze
5. Demdike Stare
6. Forest Swords
7. oOoOO
8. Walter TV
9. Games
10. Moon Duo
11. Cvlts
12. Shimmering Stars
13. Shigeto
14. Babe Rainbow
15. No Gold
16. Rustie
17. Reflectionss
18. Glasser
19. Mickey Mickey Rourke
20. Stalwart Sons
21. Warpaint
22. Autre ne Veut
23. Craft Spells
24. Julian Lynch
25. Laurel Halo
26. Roll the Dice
27. Caving
28. Police Academy 6
29. No UFOs
30. Ricky Eat Acid
31. Emeralds
32. Rene Hell
33. Frodus
34. Dylan Ettinger
35. Diamond Rings
36. Crocodiles
37. Aloe Blacc
38. Spirit Spine
39. Juj
40. Baptists
41. Cool World
42. Light Asylum
43. Active Child
44. CFCF
45. Soft Powers
46. Ensemble Economique
47. Wild Nothings
48. Sleep Over
49. Flash Palace
50. Tanlines
51. My Friend Wallis
52. Grimes
53. Myths
54. Summer Camp
55. Blackbird Blackbird.
56. Pure Ecstasy
57. Joy Orbison
58. BRAIDS
59. Slam Dunk
60. Congress
61. Nosaj Thing
62. Flying Lotus
63. Makeout Videotape
64. Yaard
65. Waskerley Way
66. Gobble Gobble
67. Family Portrait
68. Weed
69. Boy Voyage
70. Umberto
71. Gyre, Spyre, and Spindle
72. Baths
73. Food Pyramid
74. World Club
75. Myelin Sheaths
76. Heavy Chains
77. The Samps
78. Unknown Mortal Orchestra
79. Toro Y Moi
80. Milky Way
81. Bikini
82. Truman Peyote
83. Captain Ahab
84. Emily Reo
85. Scorpion Violente
86. High Wolf
87. Outer Limits Recordings
88. Hype Williams
89. Bummer High
90. Ahna
91. Watermelon
92. Recreation
93. Rat Tail
94. Grown Ups
95. Dbl Dragon
96. Big Freedia
97. Das Racist
98. D’Eon
99. Zola Jesus
100. Jeans Wilder

  • Undestructable

    somebody got himself a friend. maybe your cat can eat a whole water melon, but I am the king of the echo (not ECO! dumpster dudes) people

  • http://paulgoertzen.tumblr.com/ Paul

    Enjoying the list!