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Best New Bands of 2013 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #4: Blood Orange

27 Dec
Record of the year and our #4 Best New Band of 2013

Record of the year and our #4 Best New Band of 2013

Best New Bands of 2013 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #4: Blood Orange

Devonté Hynes deserves the Hummingbird for his tenacity and perseverance. He just kept recording in bands like Test Icicles or as Lightspeed Champion, and year after year he just kept collaborating with big names. His eye for taste put him right next to Jay-Z’s Rocawear. When you collaborate with the likes of Britney, Skye and our fave bands Foals you tend to get left behind, but his songwriting could not be denied. He shuttered Lightspeed, stitched his toe back on after an on stage accident with Test Icicles and brought his Blood Orange talents to the studio in 2011 to record Coastal Grooves with Solange. That EP brought him some mild success but it wasn’t until he released Cupid Deluxe that the world turned for him. It wasn’t until mid-2013 when the buzz started around Blood Orange’s track “You’re Not Good Enough” that we all turned our heads and asked who the hell this was. He’s on everyone’s top everything list this year, because he does one thing really really well. He blends Chillwave and hip-hop smoothly together. He brings Prince style vocals to a minimalist Radiohead/XX background sound. This is the album that will start and end many relationships. It’s sexy as hell and I can’t stop listening to it.

Founded: 20?? as Blood Orange 2011
Hometown: New York and LA
Members: Devonté Hynes
Sonic Soulmates™: Prince, The Weeknd,
Trackables™: The album released in 2013Cupid Deluxe
Listen to “Time Will Tell” & “It Is What It Is” & “You’re Not Good Enough”

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Hummingbird Awards – ALL YOUR BEST NEW BANDS FROM 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013:

Hummingbird Awards 2013 RECAP
#13 MS MR
#12 Swim Deep
#11 Holy Milk
#10 Mutual Benefit
#9 Diane Coffee
#8 Haerts
#7 Holograms
#6 Autre Ne Veult
#5 Hookworms
#4 Blood Orange

Hummingbird Awards 2012
Hummingbird Awards 2011
Hummingbird Awards 2010