Tuesday, December 25, 2012

stereogum has posted its list of most anticipated albums for 2013. as they point out, the only albums they list are ones that are relatively certain to come out in 2013. you can check their whole list here, but below are the albums from that list that i am most looking forward to.

from s'gum's list (ranking their own, but the bold are albums i'm most excited about):

44 FoxygenWe Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic (1/22)
42 AlunaGeorge – TBD (June)
40 Wavves – TBD (3/26)
39 RhyeWoman (3/5)
33 Kurt VileWakin On A Pretty Daze (Spring)
31 Devendra BanhartMala (Spring)

27 Toro Y MoiAnything In Return (1/22)
24 Unknown Mortal OrchestraII (2/5)
23 Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsPush The Sky Away (2/18)
17 Local NativesHummingbird (1/29)
16 James Blake – TBD
15 Deerhunter – TBD

14 M.I.A.Matangi
11 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – TBD (Spring)
08 Christopher OwensLysandre (1/15)

06 The KnifeShaking The Habitual (4/9)
05 Phoenix – TBD (Spring)
04 Vampire Weekend – TBD

03 Earl SweatshirtDoris
02 Arcade Fire – TBD
01 My Bloody Valentine – TBD

also, new albums by glasser and mgmt (although i think these most likely didn't make s'gum's list because they aren't as solidly confirmed for release. i think it's a pretty safe bet that they'll see the light of day in 2013, though).

Monday, December 24, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

grouper : vital (stream)

this february ambient acoustic strummer grouper will be release a new album of old material called the man who died in his boat, which was written around the same time as one of my all-time favorite albums, dragging a dead deer up a hill. take a listen below.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

sioux chiefs.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

the lighthouse and the whaler : venice (stream)

this band seems tailor-made for the tumblr crowd. it's wistfulness a little too affected, for my taste, sounding a little too much like a watered down ra ra riot. like the audio version of an instragram filter.  but it's nothing if not catchy.

ra ra riot : when i dream (stream)

pacific rim (trailer)

this looks pretty awesome. #robotsfightingmonsters

sin fang : young boys (stream)

sin fang is a side project of icelandic band seabear's frontman, and this is the first track from his forthcoming sophomore effort, produced by alex somers (also produced for sigur ros and jonsi). it's pretty great. like if sufjan stevens had tried to make age of adz way more accessible. listen below.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

wavves : sail to the sun (stream)

brand new track from wavves. sounds like wavves. rec'd if you like punk, mallrats.

the ceremonies : land of gathering (video)

hey y'all. one of my besties, allison, is somehow connected to this group, and she's worth knowing. so by the transitive property, this band is worth knowing. give it a listen. seems like a pretty good bet that this may end up on the radio soon, so remember that you heard it here first.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

the iceberg that sunk the titanic.

rhye : the fall (video)

feeling this song. p4k described it as "featherweight r&b".

earl sweatshirt : chum (video)

still vibing to this song.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

hoping they throw back to some lp1, lp2 and lp3 vibes.

Monday, December 3, 2012

the carnivorous harp sponge, a newly discovered species.

foxygen : shuggie (video)

rec'd if you like mgmt, bowie.

night beds : even if we try (live)

if you guys haven't checked out this song yet, please do (the official video is a few posts below). recommended if you like the sound of jeff buckley's voice.

Sunday, December 2, 2012