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Your next favorite bands

Three top TV music supervisors pick their fave up-and-coming artists, including La Roux, Noisettes, and more

Alexandra Patsavas
(Gossip Girl, Grey’s Anatomy, Chuck)
LA ROUX ”They’re a British electro-pop synth duo, influenced by bands that I really love, like Heaven 17 and Blancmange.”
Start with ”In for the Kill” (myspace.com/larouxuk)
BAND OF SKULLS
”An alternative rock band from London. It’s gritty, it’s raunchy, it’s got swagger. I really enjoy this band.”
Start with ”I Know What I Am” (myspace.com/bandofskulls)

Gary Calamar
(True Blood, Dexter, House)
CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG
”She’s the daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin. Beck produced her new one [due in November], so it’s a great mix of Charlotte’s sexy French pop and his inside-out production.”
Start with ”The Songs That We Sing” (myspace.com/charlottegainsbourg)
NOISETTES
”Great soul-pop meets electro-dance. The frontwoman, Shingai Shoniwa, has a really unique thing going on.”
Start with ”Never Forget You” (myspace.com/noisettesuk)

PJ Bloom
(Glee, CSI: Miami, Nip/Tuck)
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
”An indie-soul star from England. The songwriting is so great. It sounds completely unstructured, but when you’re not looking, it turns into a song with three or four different hooks.”
Start with ”Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)” (myspace.com/florenceandthemachinemusic)
THE AVETT BROTHERS
”They’re two North Carolina brothers, kind of Americana; this album is produced by Rick Rubin, with awesome interwoven melodies and harmonies.”
Start with ”I and Love and You” (myspace.com/theavettbrothers)

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