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Artists To Listen To If You Love Their Famous Counterparts

Alexandra Aftalion |
June 7, 2014 | 11:58 a.m. PDT


Chances are, if you love an artist, you'll also love similar acts of the same genre. Here are 10 musicians with associated acts making awesome music as well. 

1. If you are madly in love with Passenger and his awesome beard, you will probably adore his best friend, Stu Larsen.

2. No doubt that the band Cults has made waves. Check out Alex Winston if you like them. Winston is no newbie to the industry, but her song "Velvet Elvis" is one to have on your summer playlist if you don't already. Also check out her new song, "101 Vultures", if you're diggin' "Velvet Elvis." 

3. If you enjoy Vancy Joy's velvety vocals and tone (not to mention his dreaminess) on his hit track "Riptide," check out Gossling's cover of "Riptide." Gossling's voice has an uncanny similarity to Alex Winston's.  

4. On to the EDM realm, if you're all about Bob Sinclair's feel-good tracks such as "World Hold On", you may become obsessed with The Other Tribe.

5. If you are into the indie folk/indie rock bands similar to The Head And The Heart, you may appreciate Heartless Bastards. 

6. Check out Lily Kershaw and her mesmerizing vocals if you love artists such as Christina Perri or singer/songwriters in general.

7. For The Black Keys fans out there, you'll probably enjoy Pickwick.

8. Who doesn't love some Ingrid Michaelson-esque tunes? Take a listen to Erin McCarley if you're a big Ingrid Michaelson fan.

9. Even though Dan Layus/Augustana have created quality music for a decade, as many know the band's hit single "Boston"  from their record "All The Stars And Boulevards," Augustana's new record hasn't received nearly as much recognition as it deserves. If you are a sucker for Coldplay, Keane, The Fray, or any other alternative band such as the aforementioned, it'll be hard for you not to be swept away by Augustana's new single "Ash and Ember".

10. Last, but certainly not least, if you haven't already, you should definitely check out Charli XCX's new track written for "The Fault In Our Stars" if you can't get enough of bands such as Grouplove, Icona Pop, etc. The track is currently charting at #7 on iTunes. After all, she co-wrote Icona Pop's smash hit "I Love It". 

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