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Best New Music 2018

Featuring Tyler Dopps, Haunted Horses, Guayaba, Pink Parts, Parisalexa, Terror/Cactus, The Sons of Rainier, Tres Leches, Bread & Butter and Head Band

The 10 artists and bands in this year’s Best New Music issue are not only making some of the most compelling music on the planet, they’re feeding a network of fellow musicians, record labels, venue operators and fans that’s vital to the creative life of the city. They’re looking out for each other, nurturing and being nurtured by a community that’s simultaneously thriving and threatened. They’re providing the essential sound of Seattle’s soul—a warning, a celebration, a cry of persistence. To listen is to understand.

Tyler Dopps reclines

Tyler Dopps Picks up the Beat

By Macklemore


Haunted Horses at Hollow Earth Studios

Haunted Horses

Punishing, cathartic noise

 


Guayaba

Experimental, shape-shifting hip-hop

 


Pink Parts Band

Pink Parts

Heavy rock, pissed-off and proud

 


Liam Mears

ParisAlexa

Buoyant, brilliant soul

 


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Terror/Cactus at Space Craft

Terror/Cactus

Cinematic electro-cumbia

 


The Sons of Rainier

Vagabond cowboy folk

 



Tres Leches

Bilingual left-field post-punk

 


Bread & Butter at Fisherman’s Village Music Fest

Bread & Butter + Head Band

Timeless, good-times rock ’n’ roll

 


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