New Music Runs on Girl Power: 5 New Bands You Need to Listen To Right Now

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Over the weekend, New York's CMJ Music Marathon doled out servings of new music in venues all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. There were dollops of indie pop, hip hop, and electronic music, but the most prominent offering was a line-up of absolutely kick-ass women. Whether we're talking about talented ladies leading a coed band like Lucius (pictured above), an all-girl band challenging the stereotypes of a male-dominated genre, or a solo artist putting a twist on the well-worn shtick of our most beloved pop stars, one thing is very clear: it's a good time to be a female artist in the music business.

These are the five acts we discovered at CMJ that need to find their way onto one of your Spotify playlists right now.

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