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2013 In Review: New bands and albums

2013 In Review: New bands and albums

RadioU December 23, 2013 Insider 6 Comments

2013 was a year of expansion and a ton of bands made their RadioU debut, including Leagues, Least of These, Paper RouteScientistThe Orphan The Poet, Oceanspeak, Knox HamiltonCapital Kings, Hidden Hospitals, Glasslands, Kingsdown, Andy Mineo, SONS, We As Human and LNYX. I guess we really are where music is going.

2013 also brought lots of new albums, including Icon For Hire’s self titled, the rebirth of Close Your Eyes with Line In The SandTwenty One Pilots’ insanely successful album Vessel, Red’s new record Release The PanicHouse of Heroes’ B-sides album The Knock Down Drag Outs, Abandon Kansas’ new EP A Midwest SummerFamily Force 5’s remix album ReanimatedAugust Burns Red’s Rescue and RestoreSkillet’s RiseCollapsible Lung from Relient K and lots more.

Who was your favorite new band and what was your favorite new album in 2013?


  1. Bethany December 31, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    My favorite album of the year was definitely Icon for Hire’s new one, with Love and Death’s Between Here and Lost as a close second. How did you forget to mention them? As for new bands, I really liked Capital Kings and We as Human.

  2. Charles December 31, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    My favorite band would have to be We As Human. My favorite album would have to be Icon For Hire.

  3. Keith G. December 31, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    My favorite new album from this year would be the brand new studio track from 80′s metal mastermind’s Stryper with their release – No More Hell To Pay. They sound just as good as they did in their heyday. Plus the album is getting rave reviews even among secular rock. the title track has been number one for 8 weeks running and looks like it will be 9 on NoiseCreep’s weekly fan voting. They are beating out ton’s of good secular bands to include Alter Bridge. Second might be Stryper’s close buds and another 80′s metal powerhouse, Bloodgood with their new release Dangerously Close (although I admit I have only heard the one track from it, but it’s Bloodgood so you can’t go wrong.)

  4. Jessica and Jocelyn December 30, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    We have the same opinion, so we’re posting together to avoid having basically the same comment posted twice. Our favourite new bands to RadioU are Leagues and Paper route. Our favourite album was, hands down, twenty One Pilots.

  5. Travis December 27, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    My Favorite New Band Would Have To Be “Everything In Slow Motion” … My Favorite New Album Would Have To Be “Rise” by Skillet.

  6. Mason December 26, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    My favorite new band would have to be SONS and my favorite album would have to be Skillet’s Rise. But Twenty One Pilot’s Vessel is a close second.

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