1. Sweet ‘n sorrow Canadian indie artist Hannah Georgas blends acoustics and electronics for a sound thats a la The XX but is slightly brighter. 

  2. 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


  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  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.