24 December 2012
10. Japandroids - 'Celebration Rock'
9. Grimes - 'Visions'
8. Perfume Genius - 'Put Your Back N 2 It'
7. Frank Ocean - 'channel ORANGE'
6. Death Grips - 'The Money Store'
5. Sharon Van Etten - 'Tramp'
4. Kindness - 'World, You Need A Change Of Mind'
3. Liars - 'WIXIW'
2. Jack White - 'Blunderbuss'
1. How To Dress Well - 'Total Loss'
20. Kendrick Lamar - 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'
19. Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland - 'Black Is Beautiful'
18. Breton - 'Other People's Problems'
17. Purity Ring - 'Shrines'
16. John Talabot - 'fin'
15. Dan Deacon - 'America'
14. DIIV - 'Oshin'
13. Gang Colours - 'The Keychain Collection'
12. Tame Impala - 'Lonerism'
11. Angel Olsen - 'Half Way Home'
23 December 2012
30. Dam Mantle - 'Brothers Fowl'
29. First Aid Kit - 'The Lion's Roar'
28. Jessie Ware - 'Devotion'
27. Lower Dens - 'Nootropics'
26. Halls - 'Ark'
25. Chromatics - 'Kill For Love'
24. Grizzly Bear - 'Shields'
23. Actress - 'R.I.P.'
22. Django Django - 'Django Django'
21. Fort Romeau - 'Kingdoms'
22 December 2012
40. Cloud Nothings - 'Attack On Memory'
39. TOY - 'TOY'
38. Micachu & The Shapes - 'Never'
37. Julia Holter - 'Ekstasis'
36. Willis Earl Beal - 'Acousmatic Sourcery'
35. Peaking Lights - 'Lucifer'
34. Metz - 'METZ'
33. alt-J - 'An Awesome Wave'
32. Weird Dreams - 'Choreography'
31. NZCA/LINES - 'NZCA/LINES'
20 December 2012
As such, here is the first installment of incredible music that actually did make the cut (and there was a cut), taking in 'SFV Acid #2''s fractured electronic beats, the psychedelic swoon of 'Melody's Echo Chamber' and the lo-fi blitzkrieg of PAWS' debut 'Cokefloat'.
52. Lands & Peoples - 'Pop Guilt'
51. Menomena - 'Moms'
50. OMBRE - 'Believe You Me'
49. Mount Eerie - 'Clear Moon'
48. Nite Jewel - 'One Second Of Love'
47. The Walkmen - 'Heaven'
46. Ceremony - 'Zoo'
45. Cold Specks - 'I Predict a Graceful Explosion'
44. Laurel Halo - 'Quarantine'
43. Melody's Echo Chamber - 'Melody's Echo Chamber'
42. SFV Acid - 'SFV Acid #2'
41. PAWS - 'Cokefloat'
6 October 2012
Everything Fort Romeau touches turns to genius, and his reworks of Alt-J's Something Good and CYMBALS' Like An Animal for their next single releases are no exception. Listen below, while you can pick up his own work 'Kingdoms' on 100% Silk now.
2 October 2012
Diverse despite evident similarities in approach and shared influences, the result is a cohesive record of UK lo-fi, from the reverb heavy, MBV stylings of Gum's Cherryade opener to the two minute alt-punk thrash of Playlounge's Revolution Summer.
Listen below, or by in any format you could dream of from the label's Bandcamp.
1 October 2012
Death Grips have offered up yet another long player of menacing, genre melding hardcore rap in 'NO LOVE DEEP WEB'. Do tracks like Pop and Hunger Games point towards a radio friendly, mainstream courting change of direction? Not. A Chance.
Post punk can get awful repetitive at times, but when you are as adept at delivering looped drums and riffs with The Fall-like intensity then repetition becomes instantly alluring.
Fog Cutter, taken from Cold Puma's long awaited debut LP 'Persistent Malaise' fits this mould, almost four minutes of controlled yet unraveling aggression to blow out your mind and make you want to play it over and over and over and over.
Cold Pumas // Fog Cutter
28 September 2012
SFV Acid) has pulled a stellar second record out of the bag in 'SFV Acid #2', full of fractured electronic beats that despite their destructive, discordant nature manage to come together as a realistic whole. It's even soulful at times, as on Chaco Love Steve+Happy Acid Kinesinte and Summers Vage Cloud. Take a listen to the full album below, courtesy of PPM Records.
16 September 2012
25 August 2012
Juliana Barwick and Roberto Carlos Lange are doing pretty exciting things on their own right now, but as a team they form Ombre, and have just released and album packed with electronic eccentricity, meditative loops and haunted house vocals. Not least on Dawning and Weight The World. Take a listen to the whole of 'Believe You Me' below, which you can own for your own at their Bandcamp.