Rollo & Grady’s Top 30 New Artists of 2012

1. THE ORWELLS
The Orwells
Hometown: Elmhurst, IL
Label: Autumn Tone Records
The Orwells – Mallrats (La La La)
The Orwells – In My Bed

2. LACE CURTAINS
Rollo & Grady’s Top 30 New Artists of 2012
Hometown: AZ / TX / CA
Label: Female Fantasy
Lace Curtains – Bedroom Honesty
Lace Curtains – Police Brutality

3. FOXYGEN
Rollo & Grady’s Top 30 New Artists of 2012
Hometown: New York
Label: Jagjagwar
Foxygen – Waitin’ 4 U
Foxygen – Make It Known

4. SINKANE
Rollo & Grady’s Top 30 New Artists of 2012
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Label: DFA
Sinkane – Runnin’
Sinkane – Jeeper Creeper

5. DIIV
Rollo & Grady’s Top 30 New Artists of 2012
Hometown: New York, NY
Label: Captured Tracks
DIIV – Doused
DIIV – How Long Have You Known?

6. PALMA VIOLETS
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Hometown: London
Label: Rough Trade Records
Palma Violets – Best Of Friends

7. SAVAGES
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Hometown: London
Label: Pop Noire Records
Savages – Flying To Berlin
Savages – Husbands

8. COVES
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Hometown: London and South East, UK
Label: Cross Keys Records
Coves – Cast A Shadow

9. FOREIGN FIELDS
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Hometown: Nashville
Label: Unsigned
Foreign Fields – So Many Foreign Homes
Foreign Fields – Taller

10. MILK MUSIC
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Hometown: Olympia, WA
Label: Unsigned
Milk Music – Out Of My World
Milk Music – Fertile Ground

11. HUNDRED WATERS
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Hometown: Gainesville, Florida
Label: OWSLA
Hundred Waters – Thistle
Hundred Waters – Visitor

12. MATTHEW E. WHITE
Rollo & Grady’s Top 30 New Artists of 2012
Hometown: Richmond, Virgina
Label: Hometapes
Matthew E. White – One of These Days
Matthew E. White – Big Love

13. WILLIS EARL BEAL
Rollo & Grady’s Top 30 New Artists of 2012
Hometown: Chicago
Label: XL Recordings
Willis Earl Beal – Away My Silent Lover

14. DUNE RATS
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Hometown: Brisbane, AUS
Label: Unsigned
Dune Rats – Pogo
Dune Rats – Fuck It

15. SPLASHH
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Hometown: London
Label: Luv Luv Luv Records
SPLASHH – All I Wanna Do
SPLASHH – Washed Up

16. TASHAKI MIYAKI
Rollo & Grady’s Top 30 New Artists of 2012
Hometown: Los Angeles
Label: Luv Luv Luv Records
Tashaki Miyaki – City
Tashaki Miyaki – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings (Father John Misty)

17. HAIM
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Hometown: Los Angeles
Label: Polydor UK
Haim – Better Off

18. SUBURBAN LIVING
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Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia
Label: Unsigned
Suburban Living – I Don’t Fit In
Suburban Living – Summer Breeze

19. LANDS & PEOPLES
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Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Label: Analog Edition Records
Lands & Peoples – I Tried
Lands & Peoples – Everyday

20. PAGEANTS
Rollo & Grady’s Top 30 New Artists of 2012
Hometown: Long Beach
Label: Unsigned
Pageants – Edible Rust

21. CEMETERIES
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Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Label: Lefse Records
Cemeteries – Home
Cemeteries – The Wilderness

22. JD MCPHERSON
Rollo & Grady’s Top 30 New Artists of 2012
Hometown: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Label: Rounder Records
JD McPherson – North Side Gal
JD McPherson – Dimes for Nickles

23. CALVIN LOVE
Rollo & Grady’s Top 30 New Artists of 2012
Hometown: Edmonton, Canada
Label: Autumn Tone Records
Calvin Love – Gut Feeling (Devo)

24. SAM FLAX
Rollo & Grady’s Top 30 New Artists of 2012
Hometown: Bay Area
Label: Burger Records
Sam Flax – Fire Doesn’t Burn Itself

25. THE WORLD WAR I’S
Rollo & Grady’s Top 30 New Artists of 2012
Hometown: New York
Label: Unsigned
The World War I’s – Heart Attack
The World War I’s – Psyche Assay

26. PURE BATHING CULTURE
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Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Label: Father/Daughter Records
Pure Bathing Culture – Ivory Coast

27. BENJAMIN BOOKER
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Hometown: New Orleans
Label: Unsigned
Benjamin Booker – Have You Seen My Son?

28. INDIANS
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Hometown: Copenhagen / Los Angeles
Label: 4AD
Indians – I Am Haunted

29. BOUTS
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Hometown: Dublin, Ireland
Label: Unsigned
Bouts – Get Sick

30. MAC DEMARCO
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Hometown: Edmonton / Montreal
Label: Captured Tracks
Mac Demarco – Rock and Roll Night Club

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