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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)

Originally posted Aug 05, 2009 Published in issue #1059 Aug 07, 2009 Order article reprints