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New Quarter, New Music: 6 Artists to Check Out

It’s always a good time to listen to new music, especially when you’re trying to get into the groove of spring quarter. Check out some of these artists and enjoy!

Monsters of Folk

Genre: Indie folk

If you like Mumford and Sons, you’ll definitely like this indie folk band called Monsters of Folk. The songs are very relaxing to listen to and the band members (Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Jim James, and Mike Mogis) all have excellent voices.

Start here: Baby BoomerMap of the WorldSlow Down JoAhead of the CurveTemazcalThe Sandman, the Brakeman, and MeMan Named Truth and Magic Marker


Eric Hutchinson

Genre: Pop

Eric Hutchinson is super talented! He writes his own songs, sings, and plays the piano and guitar. He has a unique, fun style that makes his songs really catchy!

Start here: Rock and RollOK, It’s Alright With MeYou Don’t Have to Believe MeAll Over NowWatching You Watch HimIn the First Place and Oh!


Missy Higgins

Genre: Pop, Indie

Missy Higgins is an Australian singer, musician and songwriter. She has a really pretty voice that sounds great accompanied with the acoustic guitar or piano. 

Start with: The Sound of the WhiteScarWhere I StoodSugarcaneWarm WhispersTen DaysDon’t Ever and The Special Two


Iron & Wine

Genre: Folk Rock

Iron & Wine (real name is Samuel Beam) is a 39-year-old American singer-songwriter from South Carolina. His songs are all pretty different, so listen to a few and see what you like!

Start with: Boy With a CoinFlightless Bird, American MouthNaked as We CameSerpent CharmerSuch Great Heights and Joy


Young the Giant

Genre: Alternative rock

Young the Giant (formally known as The Jakes) became popular around 2010 with their three hit songs “My Body,” “Cough Syrup,” and “It’s About Time.” The band recently released their new album Mind Over Matter in January.

Start with: Apartment12 FingersIslandsMind Over MatterDaydreamer and Firelight


She & Him

Genre: Indie

You’ve probably heard of Zooey Deschanel and seen her in New Girl, but you may not have heard of her band, She & Him, a duo consisting of Zooey and M. Ward. The music is fun, with an old-fashioned style and will definitely put you in a good mood. 

Start with: Never Wanted Your LoveSnow QueenI Could’ve Been Your GirlRidin’ in My CarI Was Made For YouWhy Do You Let Me Stay Here?In the Sun and Baby


Add these musicians to your playlist to ensure great studying all quarter long.


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