Magazine 249 100 Bands 2009 Sub Cover (4/09) #14737
100 BANDS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN 2009
No AP editors were killed during the creation of our ninth annual guide to the yearâ€™s best new noise. Granted, there were deeply hurt feelings, full-blown character assassinations, flesh wounds and a violent attack with a table leg (ask Tim Karan why he got moved over to altpress.com). Weâ€™re passionate about music, and we know you are, too. Now fire up your browser, because itâ€™s time to feed your hard drive...
Coloradoâ€™s crunk-core ambassadors are clearly the smartest dudes in the room. Their imitators simply suck.
FAMILY FORCE 5
Everyoneâ€™s invited to the party these dirty Southerners are throwing. Bring your pink crocodile shoes, but please, donâ€™t feed the drum machine.
These Arizona-based pop princes accomplished more in two years than most major-label acts did before getting signed. Check it out: Itâ€™s called a â€œwork ethic.â€
- Family Force 5
- The Maine