Kishi Bashi Athens GA5.00 1.75 A classically trained violinist, Kishi Bashi (the pseudonym of Kaoru Ishibashi) makes highly catchy indie pop tracks using repeated loops of instrumentation and vocals. Unique and mesmerizing live.
Sylvan Esso Durham NC4.86 0.00 A male-female duo putting out smooth tunes that are a nice blend of of electro-folk and indie pop.
Talos Cork IRELAND4.75 0.00 Grandiose and dramatic yet playful electro pop with a powerful vocal from Irishman Eoin French
Vita and the Woolf Philadelphia PA4.75 0.00 Big anthemic pop with rock flares. The lead vocalist's soulful voice is a powerhouse.
Panama Sydney AUSTRALIA4.67 2.20 Wide variety of pop styles all the way from electronic danceable jams to dark retro anthems.
Will Joseph Cook Royal Tunbridge Wells UK-ENGLAND4.67 3.15 Indie pop with a vocal and sound similar to David Byrne's solo work.
Prinze George Prince George's County MD4.57 2.60 Female vocal leads over synth grooves. Generally upbeat tempos combine with a minor key vibe that keep the general tone anchored in a nice state of energetic melancholy.
Ibeyi Paris FRANCE4.50 0.00 French-Cuban twins who mix various percussive instruments (piano most notably) with their clear toned vocals. It's fairly minimal but the mix of English and Yoruba vocals in harmony create a compelling sound.
Amanda Palmer Boston MA4.50 0.00 Amanda Fucking Palmer does piano-driven rock cabaret with a purpose. Every song this half of the Dresden Dolls creates is more dramatic than the last one.