- Headed For The Door
- by Moonface
I’ve been spending a lot of time with Heartbreaking Bravery. The incredibly talented Spencer Krug teamed up with Finnish band Siinai for this album. Heart-aching and beautiful stuff.
- Getaway Tonight
- by Opossom
I’m absolutely in love with this. Endlessly repeatable. You can download some of their tracks (FOR FREE11!!1) here opossom.bandcamp.com. Check it out.
- Cloud Chamber
- by Errors
The Glasgow four piece just released a brand new album – ‘Have Some Faith In Magic’. Having faith in magic (literally) has failed me miserably during my life span – magic is a lot of bogus if you ask me. Anyways. This album is far from perfect (or eh, magical, hur hur hur!) but quite enjoyable.
- by Kindness
Kindness debut album, ‘World, You Need A Change of Mind’ is only a few weeks away. Simply cannot wait. Infectious and addictive disco-leaning killer. Truly great stuff.
- Infatuation (With Your Gyration)
- by The Magnetic Fields
The new Magnetic Fields album has been gettin’ really mixed reviews. It’s all over the place in some odd way, I can’t quite put my finger on it. Anyways, Infatuation is fun.
- by Wild Nothing
Great track from Wild Nothing featuring Twin Sister’s Andrea Estella. Perfectly suited for rainy days of lazy haziness.
- by Boy Friend
Haunting stuff by ex-Sleep ∞ Over members Christa Palazzolo and Sarah Brown. Check out their debut album ‘Egyptian Wrinkle’.
- by Bright Moments
Catchy. Bright Moments has been around, playing trumpet in Beirut, horns on Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible etc. You hear some obvious resemblance but this sure is quality pop music.
- Patricia's Thirst
- by Choir Of Young Believers
Monumental stuff from the Danish Choir Of Young Believers. This makes me want to wear heavy make up, grow my hair long and go to the video arcade.
- Tears in the Typing Pool
- by Tennis
Beautiful cover of Broadcast’s Tears in the Typing Pool.
- by Dog Day
Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dog Day are best known for fast paced, gloomy, pop songs. Delicious artwork.
- Bad Feeling
- by Veronica Falls
One of my personal favorites from last year, Veronica Falls. Twee, post-punk, indie-pop, whatever you like to call it – this is damn nice.
- Ain't it So
- by PAPA
Feel-good vibes all-around. The vocalist and drummer Darren Weiss of LA’s PAPA is also the new drummer for Girls. Check out their debut EP ‘A Good Woman Is Hard To Find’.
- Sidewalk Safari
- by Chairlift
The new Chairlift album, Something, is highly enjoyable if you’re in the mood for some semi-smoov and easy listening pop.
- Seven Stars
- by Air
I can’t wait for the new Air album, Le Voyage Dans La Lune. Seven stars (feat. Beach House’s Victoria Legrand) is sublime. It endures countless listens.
- by Grimes
This track is amazing. Enough said. Check!
- Captain Rehab
- by Capitol 6
Psych-folk-rock quintet Capitol 6 calling captain rehab. They hail from Vancouver and sound great.
- Blue Leaves
- by Sóley
- by Molly Nilsson
A Swede in Berlin. Her new album, History, is a treat. ‘Nico-esque harmonies over layer of synthesizers and abandoned drum beats’.
- by The Embassy
I’ve been a big fan of the Swedish pop-band ‘The Embassy’ for a long time. Their latest album, Life in the Trenches, has been on heavy rotation lately. Chk!
- by Way Yes
Ah. Finally. Been swamped. Will somehow publish my best-of-year list here soon(tm). Anyways, check out Way Yes. This is delightful.
- Flowers (Gross Magic remix)
- by TEETH
TEETH are nice. I’ve got a funny story about how Veronica wrote her name on my forehead (see pic behind). Anyways, this remix is quality.
- Amor Fati
- by Washed Out
The Christmas spirit is upon me! So here’s a nice highlight from last summer. The ‘Within and Without’ is class. Check’it.
- by Sharon Van Etten
The oh-so marvelous Sharon Van Etten will follow up her 2010 LP ‘Epic’ with a full-length titled ‘Tramp’, which is scheduled for a February 7 release on Jagjaguwar. Naiis.