1. Sleepmakeswaves … …And So We Destroyed Everything … 2012

    Glittery, melodic post-rock in the same vein as Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, and This Will Destroy You.  Dax Liniere produced, and the band is from Australia.

     
     
  2. Dan Deacon … True Thrush EP … 2012

    Intense electronic alternative rock. Play the title track nice and loud - it feels like being in a sweaty basement jamming to an in-the-zone band.

     
     
  3. Divine Fits … “Would That Not Be Nice” … 2012

    New band featuring Britt Daniel of Spoon, Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, and Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks. Forthcoming debut A Thing Called Divine Fits available August 28th from Merge Records!

     
     
  4. Woodpecker … Thanks Anyway … 2012 (TOP 200)

    Very art-folk, the thing that’s going on in the hitchhiking, poor-by-choice youngsters of today. I like it immensely! TRY #4, 1, 8 FCC # 5, 9, 10

    RIYL Avett Brothers, early Sufjan Stevens, The Mountain Goats, Pat the Bunny

     
     
  5. A Genuine Freakshow … Oftentimes … OK! GOOD Records 2012

    Slightly androgynous, glamorous pop rock. “Our Bodies” kicks ass - it makes you sway with its blatantly catchy hooks. His multi-tracked vocals hover over the synthesized instrumentation like an intercom system in a pristine, high-end shopping mall.