11 New Musical Acts That Will Improve Your Summer

Even with the Internet, finding good new music can be a pain. Here are 11 hot acts that will help make the dog days of summer a lot more fun. For more everyday helpful tips, follow State Farm Nation.

1. Quadron

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Who they are: Singer Coco O and musician/producer Robin Hannibal from Denmark.
Listen if you like: Solange, Jessie Ware, Amy Winehouse.
Ideal for: A relaxed evening with friends.

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2. Twin Peaks

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Who they are: Five young dudes from Chicago.
Listen if you like: Surfer Blood, Wavves.
Ideal for: Partying on the beach.

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3. Mikal Cronin

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Who he is: Garage rock’s jack of all trades.
Listen if you like: The New Pornographers, The Sea and Cake, Ty Segall.
Ideal for: Driving with the windows down.

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4. Rudimental

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Who they are: A British drum ‘n’ bass quartet who topped the UK charts earlier this year.
Listen if you like: Pendulum, Disclosure.
Ideal for: An all-night dance party.

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5. Lorde

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Who she is: 16-year-old New Zealand pop singer-songwriter Ella Yelich-O’Connor.
Listen if you like: Grimes, Sky Ferreira.
Ideal for: Hanging out at a lake house with your best girlfriends.

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Who they are: A grungy Toronto band.
Listen if you like: Japanther, Swans.
Ideal for: A raucous house party.

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7. Run The Jewels

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Who they are: Rappers EL-P and Killer Mike.
Listen if you like: EL-P and Killer Mike, Big Boi, Despot.
Ideal for: Working out, getting really hyped, running to the top of a mountain and flexing both arms.

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8. Sinead Harnett

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Who she is: A 23-year-old R&B/pop singer from the UK, previous Disclosure collaborator.
Listen if you like: Aaliyah, Jessie Ware, Total.
Ideal for: Getting ready to go out on the town.

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9. inc.

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Who they are: Two brothers from Los Angeles.
Listen if you like: Prince, Maxwell.
Ideal for: Lounging poolside.

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10. Daughn Gibson

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Who he is: A singer-songwriter from Pennsylvania.
Listen if you like: James Blake, Dirty Projectors.
Ideal for: Hanging out on a rooftop watching the stars.

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11. Torres

Who she is: Nashville’s Mackenzie Scott.
Listen if you like: Patti Smith, Wild Flag, Fiona Apple.
Ideal for: Blowing off steam after a long day at work.

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