A Guide To All The Brooklyn Bands You Should Be Listening To

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From the emergence of American classical music well over a century ago to the boisterous hip-hop surge during the ‘90s, Brooklyn has always been at the center of our national music scene.

It's no secret that many of today's biggest acts hail from the borough, including music veterans like Jay Z and LCD Soundsystem, as well as indie newcomers, like Porches and yaeji. But, in case you're not up on all the great things happening in the borough now, we put together a playlist of some of the coolest sounds coming out of BK—that includes a couple of familiar faces who have recently come out with new albums—so you'll be in the sonic loop.

Stream our playlist on Spotify, and then get familiar with our picks in the slideshow, below.



photo by JJ Medina

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