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Stall In Progress

29 Oct

I’m working on organizing my best of 2012 lists. There is a lot, so it’s looking like I might do a top 50 songs of the year, and top 15 albums (or so).

For now, this. “Breakers” is the first taste of Local Natives’ forthcoming sophomore album Hummingbird. Release date is set for January 28th.

Bonus:

Hummingbird:
01 You & I
02 Heavy Feet
03 Ceilings
04 Black Spot
05 Breakers
06 Three Months
07 Black Balloons
08 Wooly Mammoth
09 Mt. Washington
10 Colombia
11 Bowery

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The Shape of Things to Come

19 Jul

Earlier this year I posted a list of my most anticipated albums, with blind ambition and childlike yearning. I was basing assumption on hope.

As it turns out, that list is proving true. Beach House, Keane, and Frank Ocean have all already released new albums (all of which meet and exceed expectation). Passion Pit’s ‘Gossamer’ drops next week. The XX, who were not on the list, but probably should have been, released their new single with news of an upcoming album called ‘Coexist’.

Mumford and Sons recently announced they would be releasing ‘Babel’ on September 25. Two Door Cinema Club will be releasing their follow up to Tourist History, ‘Beacon’, September 3rd.

And it seems Phoenix are still stuck in a studio somewhere. It’s all very exciting… (below is a full list of album release dates).

To tide over anticipation, here are two new tracks from a collaboration between Pnau and Elton John. It’s pretty special.

Elton John vs. Pnau – Good Morning to the Night:

Elton John vs. Pnau – Sad:

Passion Pit – Gossamer : July 24
Purity Ring – Shrines : July 24
Bloc Party – Four : August 21
Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon : September 3
Animal Collective – Centipede Hz : September 4
Stars – The North : September 4
The xx – Coexist : September 11
David Byrne and St. Vincent – Love This Giant : September 11
Ben Folds Five – The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind Out : September 18
Grizzly Bear – Shields : September 18
The Killers – Battle Born : September 18
Mumford and Sons – Babel : September 25
Sun Airway – Soft Fall : October 2

Summer Fire

29 May

Sun demands a soundtrack – I hope this is a start.

This is my first ever downloadable playlist ‘Summer Fire’. Get all of these songs and some artwork here.


Lemaitre – Time To Realize:

Beat Connection – The Palace Garden, 4am:

RAC – Hollywood:

Atlas Genius – Back Seat:

Jean Tonique – Sunshine Cleaning:

Flight Facilities – With You ft. Grovesnor:

Woe Is Me

23 Mar

Sunopsis: Vampire Weekend meets Good Old War

Vacationer – Good As New:

Vacationer – Summer End:

Vacationer – Great Love:

10 Most Anticipated Indie Albums of 2012

11 Mar

2012 is a year of follow ups from indie-favorites. Here is a list of the 10 most anticipated releases of the year, with details on dates, recordings, titles, working titles, and anything else of relevance.

Enjoy.


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