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5 L.A. Bands Make Stereogum's Top 40 Best New Acts of 2010

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Warpaint at the L.A. Street Food Fest in the Rose Bowl (more photos here) | Photo by Koga/LAist


Warpaint at the L.A. Street Food Fest in the Rose Bowl (more photos here) | Photo by Koga/LAist
Okay, so UK-based music news magazine NME last month released their list of best new bands of 2010. It, of course, named a handful of local bands. Now today comes music blog Stereogum's 40 best new bands of 2010. Once again, local heroes are named.

No surprises with Best Coast and Warpaint making the list. The other three included are Active Child, Baths and Glasser. And, yeah, that's it. New York, especially, Brooklyn topped the list with most bands represented.

The great thing about Stereogum's list are the embedded songs, but it gets better. Here's the tip: if you want to listen to all 40 without having to hit play on each MP3, just hit play on the first one -- it happens to be Active Child -- and after each song, the website automatically plays the next one and so on.

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Who's your favorite local band listed and why? We're going with Glasser on this beautiful first day of September.