Artists To Watch In 2005

According to Pitchfork, which gets some love in today’s Sun Times

Bloc Party: Jagged guitar lines and dense harmonies pepper the hook-filled songs from England’s latest ’80s indie revivalists.

Jesu: Former frontman of industrial pioneers Godflesh merges spaced-out shoegaze and sludgy heavy metal.

Justus Kohncke: Recent singles from this Cologne-based producer range from glam-rock-biting floorfillers to sultry tech-house.

LCD Soundsystem: James Murphy, one half of the prestigious New York production team DFA, will offer his band’s electro-punk debut.

M.I.A.: London’s Sri Lankan-born M.I.A. mixes politics and effortless cool with rubbery, dancehall-inspired beats.