1. Krewella … Play Hard EP … 2012

    Stellar rave music. You can’t stop yourself from moving to this one.

    RIYL Noisestorm, Skrillex, Omnitica

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  2. Dawes … Nothing Is Wrong … 2011

    Indie folk meets late ‘90s alt radio rock- I’m talking Fastball with maybe a little Cat Stevens thrown in. Track #8 is so innocent it’s almost virginal. So break out your olive oil and shed some ironic tears to the sweet sounds of 30-something white hipster ennui. In all seriousness though, it’s a highly listenable record, these guys have their sound honed.

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  3. Eric Copeland … Limbo … 2012

    Member of Black Dice has been steady releasing experimental albums over the years. Limbo is suprisingly more accessible and medolic than most Black Dice. RIYL Black Dice, Beck, Olivia Tremor Control

     

  4. Xiu Xiu … Always … 2012

    Jamie Steward is back with his weird ass growth pop and its just as good as ever. His lyrics are shocking, his voice is brooding. Whats not to love? Probably a lot. But if you like Xiu Xiu then give this one a spin!

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  5. Sarah Jaffe … The Body Wins … 2012

    Sarah’s bluesy, ballsy (hehe) voice went on a date with a drum machine and a new wave/hip-hop producer for Round #2. Though she’s employed more instrumentation Jaffe still evokes a richly depraced, hollow, barebones, sound. She’s pretty brilliant!

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