The FADER Issue 59 Free Download


Our annual NOW issue is the result of countless hours combing websites, stacks of promos and our own brains to figure out what new artists are going to blow us away over the next 365 days. We chose Harlem's prolific Charles Hamilton and Blackpool, England's techno tinkerbell Little Boots for the covers because they best represent what it means to be an emerging pop star in this day and age. In the second half of 2008, Hamilton released countless free mixtapes online, earning fans and a record deal in the process, while Little Boots launched her career with a series of intimate bedroom cover songs on YouTube and a nearly perfect pop song of her own. In 2009, we can only see them growing and improving, and the same goes for everything else between the covers of FADER Number 59, whether it's Blank Dogs' bedroom goth-pop or Electrik Red's raunchy R&B experiments, Wavves' fuzzed out beach bum rock or De Tropix's blend of soca and grime. It's all here, PRINTED ON DIGITAL PAPER. Download FADER 59 below, and check back daily for stories from the magazine and other exclusives only here on TheFADER.com



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The FADER Issue 59 Free Download