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10 New Artists You Need to Know: November 2016

Aminé, Saba, Miles Mosley, Holly Bowling and more

New, Artists, Need to Know, Music, November, Rolling Stone

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Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing the charts, breaking the Internet or just dominating our office stereos. This month: "Caroline" hitmaker Aminé, Chance-affiliated Chicago rapper Saba; Morricone-fueled cineastes Tredici Bacci, jam-band scientist Holly Bowling and more.

Tredici Bacci, New, Artists, Need to Know, Music, November, Rolling Stone

Monika Rivard

Tredici Bacci

Sounds Like: A fresh take on Italian film music's quirky, kitschy golden age

For Fans of: Ennio Morricone, Mr. Bungle, John Zorn

Why You Should Pay Attention: As a music student at the New England Conservatory, Simon Hanes found himself wrestling unhappily with the post-World War II avant-garde. But the notes began flowing like wine once he started writing music in the tradition of Ennio Morricone and other Italian composers of Spaghetti Westerns, comedy-romances and giallo scaries of the Sixties and Seventies. Throwing bossa nova, rock, funk, jazz and pop into a studio blender, these composers' anything-goes approach inspired former Guerilla Toss bassist Hanes to form Tredici Bacci ("13 kisses"), a 14-piece horns-and-strings vehicle for sexy, mysterious, mod-à-go-go romps through pop's eccentric European past. Tredici's debut album, Amore per Tutti, finds guest vocalists navigating Hanes's marvelously arranged kitsch-pop fantasias. In person, Tredici's academically trained pool brings the screen to the stage.

They Say: "My worst enemy is an audience that's never seen The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," Hanes says. "But we were playing a Sofar Sounds house show, and I had to figure out how to perform this music for an audience that had no idea what the hell we were referencing. So we played a slow and really moody cover of Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" – and it actually did the trick!"

Hear for Yourself: Post-punk experimentalist J.G. Thirlwell adds sleaze-rock vocals to the action-packed anxiety of Tredici's "Give Him the Gun."

Miya Folick, New, Artists, Need to Know, Music, November, Rolling Stone

Anika Norrgard

Miya Folick

Sounds Like: Indie-rock spring fever.

For Fans of: Angel Olsen, Florence Welch, St. Vincent

Why You Should Pay Attention: Los Angeles-based wunderkind Miya Folick recently opened for noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells on a slew of sold-out dates. She started out studying acting at NYU and at the immersive musical theater education CAP21 program before pursuing music: The intensive education inevitably influenced her unorthodox performance style, as did playing the taiko drums in her Buddhist church group growing up.

"I had left NYU, was taking a semester off and really did not have much to do," she says. "And I was going through a really hard time, and so was this friend of mine from high school. He started teaching me guitar, and mostly I liked to make up my own songs. I just liked to explore different shapes I could make with my hands to make different sounds. I didn't even learn chords."

She Says: "I put up a profile on Tinder that said 'looking for a band,' and then I put my Instagram handle and figured people could find me. I think I did swipe for a little while but eventually gave up because I wasn't really finding anybody. And my bass player, Bryant [Fox], saw my profile. We didn't get matched because I guess I didn't swipe right. He saw my Instagram, messaged me and came to a show I was playing solo. So, I met my bass player through Tinder, and then he basically put the rest of my band together."

Hear for Yourself: "Pet Body" is a barreling ode that tackles the idea of feelings being disassociated from brain and body. Paula Mejia

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