We’ve been thinking a lot about music discovery and where it fits into the grand scheme of things at Pigeons & Planes. Even in the comments section of this post, we saw how many people there are who miss the days of finding things super early multiple times a day, but a lot has changed since the era of 20 blog posts a day.
In our monthly Best New Artists feature, we always try to sneak in some brand new discoveries—hopefully most readers don’t already know every single act on this list—but we’re also mindful of timing. We love being early, but we also want to highlight the artists at the right moment when we know they’re ready for it and when we’re confident that we’ll be covering them in the months (and hopefully years) to come.
That said, we hear you on wanting more early music discovery, and we’re going to be sprinkling a lot more of that in the newsletter. So stay tuned—we’ll still be doing this round-up every month, but if you want the random submissions, deep cuts, and left-field surprises, subscribe to The Next Wave newsletter and we promise we’ll share more of that along the way.
In the meantime, here are the Best New Artists of February, 2021.