Monday, June 27, 2011


Metromix New York just published a list of the 25 Hottest Artists Under 25 and joining that list that includes powerhouse artists such as Adele, Florence and the Machine, Jessi J and Taylor Swift are Los Angeles locals KITTEN and Zola Jesus. Of the 25 artists featured, 9 are women. Musicians who were specifically picked by Metromix were chosen based on present accomplishments and future potential while predicting their relevancy 10 years from now. Click HERE to see the FULL LIST. Did your favorite band make it? Below are a few highlights with video evidence.

Led by 16-year-old singer-guitarist Chloe Chaidez, this L.A.-based foursome—none of whom are older than 23—make quite the precocious racket, evoking everyone from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to the Killers to their fellow Angelenos Rilo Kiley with a sound that’s sleek and glammy but still rough around the edges. (read more)

"Chinatown" by KITTEN

A classically trained singer who turned from opera to rock music while she was in college, Nika Rosa Danilova has one of those voices that almost seems too big for her slender 22-year-old frame to contain. After turning a few heads with her 2009 debut, “The Spoils,” which she recorded alone in her Wisconsin apartment, she returned in late 2010 with her first proper studio album, “Stridulum II." (read more)

"Sea Talk" by Zola Jesus

Although she just turned 20, singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz is a veteran of the Texas folk and bluegrass scenes, earning accolades for her mandolin and banjo skills since the tender age of 12. (read more)

"Edge of a Dream" by Sarah Jarosz.

This Ohio native was only 15 when she home-recorded an EP that found its way into the hands of the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. With Auerbach acting as her producer and mentor, she’s since recorded two full-length albums...(read more).

"Kiss Me Again" by Jessica Lea Mayfield.

This 24-year-old Philly native was waitressing in Beverly Hills when her song “Jar of Hearts” was picked to run on an episode of the hit reality show “So You Think You Can Dance.” Perri isn’t the first unsigned artist to land a song on primetime television, but something about her heartbroken yet defiant piano ballad struck a chord with listeners. (read more)

"Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri