1. White Pulp … Vulgarity is Not a Felony … 2012

    Industrial rock, White Pulp’s 3rd album. The band is centered around Sonny Lanegan, an Italian, and is based in LA.

    RIYL Rammstein, NIN

    NSFW!

     
     
  2. Passion Pit … Gossamer … 2012

    If Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs focused more on melody than on percussion, she might sound a bit like Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit. Gorgeous pop with falsetto male vocals and intricate, sugary beats deals with subjects as heavy as immigration, alcoholism, economic disparity, suicide, mental illness, drugs, and domestic abuse. Best New Music on Pitchfork!

     
     
  3. Lucero … Women & Work … 2012

    Great, great new album from one of the hardest working rock bands around. Dirty and loud enough to fill up every dive bar in Tennessee.

     
     
  4. Goldfrapp … The Singles … 2012

    A collection of singles from UK synthpop duo. Lots of catchy songs. I think the first one was featured in a car commercial. If the cover was any less enticing I might not wanna listen to it. But still, give it a try.

     
     
  5. Pond … Beard, Wives, Denim … 2012

    Fuzzy retro rock, like a slower version of The Love Language. Amazing riffs + fueled vocals + punk aesthetics = sweet nostalgia.