These ten artists are rising stars doing their own thing who ready to burst into wider public consciousness this year. Read, listen, rock out.
Latest Album: 'King of the Beach'
After breaking out last spring with its eponymous sophomore album, Nathan Williams and his noise-rock project Wavves experienced a drug-fueled meltdown during a performance at last year's Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain. For third album "King of the Beach," released digitally July 1, Williams has regained his composure and tightened his sound by recruiting bassist Stephen Pope and drummer Billy Hayes, both members of the late Jay Reatard's band.
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