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2013: A Round Up of Things To Come

24 Jan

To be honest, I made a ‘best of’ list for 2012 – but I didn’t release it (clearly). The reason being that I have to compete with all of these blogs, and then some. It’s daunting, and it’s frustrating, but it’s also the reality of running a music blog in today’s culture. In the end, there is nothing I could have said that hadn’t already been said by another blog. And so I said nothing at all (for almost 3 months).

I now extend an olive branch.

This post contains everything of importance that has me excited for 2013 – as a sort of apology/consolation prize for the lack of content you have been receiving on this blog as of late.

Alt-J

Never posted about these guys, but they were easily the best album of 2012… If you haven’t already heard of them, I envy your ignorance.



Local Natives

Their new album Hummingbird releases January 29th, and you can stream it now here:
http://search.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZContentLink.woa/wa/link?path=localnatives
Live at KCRW:
http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb/mb130111local_natives/hd-showcase

Hummingbird:
1. You & I
2. Heavy Feet
3. Ceilings
4. Black Spot
5. Breakers
6. Three Months
7. Black Balloons
8. Wooly Mammoth
9. Mt. Washington
10. Colombia
11. Bowery

Foals

We’ve heard two songs, Inhaler and My Number, from their new album Holy Fire which releases on February 11th.

Holy Fire:
1. Prelude
2. Inhaler
3. My Number
4. Bad Habit
5. Everytime
6. Late Night
7. Out Of The Woods
8. Milk & Black Spiders
9. Providence
10. Stepson
11. Moon

Vampire Weekend

LP3 still doesn’t have a name, but it has a release date: May 6. More of nothing here.

Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon, is set to release a follow up to 2011’s The Year of Hibernation. It’s titled Wondrous Bughouse, and is out on March 5. Listen to the first single Dropla below.



Wondrous Bughouse:
01 Through Mind and Back
02 Mute
03 Attic Doctor
04 The Bath
05 Pelican Man
06 Dropla
07 Sleep Paralysis
08 Third Dystopia
09 Raspberry Cane
10 Daisyphobia

Everything Everything

Their new record Arc takes the idiosyncrasy of their debut Man Alive, and molds it into much more accessible pop (which I’m always a fan of).

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

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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Stolen

10 Jan

Au Revoir Simone – Tell Me (Clock Opera Remix):

Local Natives – Who Knows, Who Cares:

A Challenge

2 Jan


Local Natives – World News (Teen Daze Remix):

This is going to be very hard – but I think it will be worth it.

There is a challenge going on, on WordPress, to write a post every day in 2011. I am going to attempt to do this.

What this means is that there will likely be more posts being filed under “Old Favorites”, where I am just writing inane thoughts and adding a soundtrack. We will see how well that goes.

What this also means, is much more music.

A main goal of mine when starting this blog was to preserve quality over quantity, which is why posts are often separated by a few days or even weeks. I simply didn’t feel there was anything worth posting.

But readers expect something new every day, you search endlessly over the mass of blog’s to find a new song; and whether it makes your end of year list or not, doesn’t matter. You have to quench your desire for new music – I understand.

So here we go.

Thank you for 2010. Here’s to 2011.

-Dave

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