Paste Magazine has released it’s yearly list of the best “new” bands of 2011 and CD Baby artists are well represented to say the least.
Up-and-coming Denver band The Lumineers land at #20. With their catchy Americana sound, and beautiful harmonies, they’ve been charming audiences around the country. They recently landed their first TV placement, on the CW’s Hart of Dixie, and have seen sales of their debut EP spike. You can get a copy from CD Baby here.
Although they’ve been together since 2007, this has definitely been a breakout year for Nashville’s Kopecky Family Band, coming in at #15. They’ve also taken the country by storm on the strength of only a debut EP, touring with CD Baby alums and recent Glassnote signees Givers as well as Gomez.
Frequenters of the Music Discovery Blog will have surely read about the #7 band on the list, Seryn. Hailing from Denton, TX, Seryn released their debut album early this year on Velvet Blue/Spune Music and CD Baby. Since then, they’ve had an avalanche of national attention, including continued championing from Paste and others.
Also notable on the list are CD Baby alums The Head and the Heart — now of Sub Pop. Congratulations to them and all the bands on the list.