Every year they come, young people from across the country and around the world, to make it big in New York City. Many will fail with merciful speed, others will toil for years until they see some small amount of accomplishment. A very few will find success pretty much right away: we envy these people, and they make us crazy, but they also remind us of what is possible, and why we came here in the first place...
Brant Stuns & Andrew McKee
The Young Friends
18 years old
In April, under the guidance of The Drums, these two 18-year-olds released an EP called Hella, containing plenty of nods to the Beach Boys, the sun, and the preppy kids at school. Now that the duo has moved from Phoenix to Brooklyn, we can claim them as our youngest, most eager beach band yet.