You’ve got SXSW, CMJ, and 365 days of Pitchfork (plus other obsessive sites along with pure word of mouth) blasting hot new acts into your ears every year. Given that, navigating the multi-genre world of indie music can be a serious commitment, so we'll totally forgive you if a little catch-up needs to be played.
To keep you on top of what’s new, who’s touring, and what to download, we’ve searched our own playlists and pulled from our Month of Sound Stars series to bring you just a little taste of what we consider the best of the scene. So, click through, meet a few of our faves, and then hit up Spotify. Just remember — this is just the tip of a very large iceberg and to leave your own favorites in the comments below.