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(31) Days of Good//12.6.18

Dictaphone Blues – When Your Simulation Crossed Mine [from Elastic Meditation EP]


Mitski – Why Didn’t You Stop Me? [from Be the Cowboy]


First Aid Kit – Fireworks [from Ruins]


Westerman – Easy Money [single]



[new music roundup] 6.10.14


A few of my favorite new releases this week…


Andrew Bird//Things are Really Great Here, Sort Of…



Craft Spells//Nausea



Dub Thompson//9 Songs



First Aid Kit//Stay Gold



The Fresh & Onlys//House of Spirits



Jack White//Lazaretto



Memory Map//The Sky As Well As Space



Tiny Victories//Haunts



More new music at Largeheartedboy.

(31) Days of Good: 12.7.12

Yesterday’s good highlighted some of the year’s best debuts, which makes today the perfect opportunity to highlight tracks from some of 2012’s most impressive sophomore efforts.  I can only imagine how difficult it is to follow up a debut album, especially when the sophomore release is in high demand.  The bands below most definitely avoided the dreaded “sophomore slump”, none better so than The xx.  Coexist was my most anticipated release of the year and it exceeding all of expectations.  Easily my favorite album of the year.  And like yesterday’s good, the tracks below are a very small representation of the year’s best follow ups.  Enjoy.


Best Coast – How They Want Me To Be [from The Only Place]


Chairlift – I Belong In Your Arms [from Something]


Fanfarlo – Tightrope [from Rooms Filled With Light]


First Aid Kit – Emmylou [from The Lion’s Roar]


Freelance Whales – Locked Out [from Diluvia]


Sleigh Bells – Crush [from Reign of Terror]


Tennis – My Better Self [from Young & Old]


Twin Shadow – Five Seconds [from Confess]


The xx – Try [from Coexist]
The xx – Try [Abisko remix] [bonus]

Favorite Albums of 2012 (so far): Part 2

My favorite albums of 2012 (so far) continue today with some really exciting releases, including the solo debut from the one and only Jack White, the exciting debut from Kishi Bashi, and the beautiful new release from Lost in the TreesA Church That Fits Our Need.  If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part 1 and stay tuned for parts 3 and 4 later this week.


Fanfarlo//Rooms Filled With Light



First Aid Kit//The Lion’s Roar



Frankie Rose//Interstellar









Islands//A Sleep & A Forgetting



Jack White//Blunderbuss



Japandroids//Celebration Rock



Kishi Bashi//151a



Lost In The Trees//A Church That Fits Our Needs



Part 3 coming soon.  Stay tuned.

(1) Day of Anticipation: 2012

Now that 2011 is officially a thing of the past, it’s time to look ahead at what this brand new year has to offer us music fans.  2011 will be tough to top, but with a handful of my favorites all set to release new material, 2012 is shaping up to be a another great year.  So without further ado, here’s some of the music I’m most excited for in 2012…and please let me know who i’ve overlooked.

[p.s. apologies are in order. this post was originally planned for New Year’s Day, but between recovering from NYE festivities and holiday travels, it’s out a bit later than expected.]


Animal Collective

Title: TBA
Release: TBA


Azealia Banks

Title: Broke With Expensive Taste
Release: TBA


Blackbird Blackbird

Title: Boracay Planet EP
Release: TBA [expected early 2012]



Title: Something
Release: 1/24/12
Met Before [via soundcloud]


Grizzly Bear

Title: TBA
Release: TBA



Title: A Sleep & A Forgetting
Release: 2/14/12
This Is Not A Song


Sharon Van Etten

Title: Tramp
Release: 2/14/12



Title: Tramp
Release: 2/14/12
Breaking the Yearlings [via Sub Pop]


Sleigh Bells

Title: Reign of Terror
Release: 2/14/12
Born To Lose


The xx


Title: TBA
Release: TBA
Open Eyes (Demo)



Title: TBA
Release: TBA
Swallowing The Decibels


More noteworthy 2012 releases:
Title: Le Voyage Dans La Lune
Release: 2/6/12

Andrew Bird
Title: Break It Yourself
Release: 3/6/12

The Beach Boys
Title: TBA
Release: TBA

The Big Pink
Title: Future This
Release: 1/17/12

Cat Power
Title: TBA
Release: TBA

Chiddy Bang
Title: Breakfast
Release: 2/28/12
Ray Charles [via soundcloud]

Delta Spirit
Title: Delta Spirit
Release: 3/13/12

Dr. Dog
Title: Be The Void
Release: 2/7/12

First Aid Kit
Title: The Lion’s Roar
Release: 1/23/12
♪ The Lion’s Roar [via soundcloud]

Imperial Teen
Title: Feel The Sound
Release: 1/31/12

Lana Del Rey
Title: Born To Die
Release: 1/31/12
Born To Die

The Long Winters
Title: TBA
Release: TBA

Lost in the Trees
Title: A Church that Fits Our Needs
Release: 3/20/12

The Lumineers
Title: The Lumineers
Release: March 2012

The Magnetic Fields
Title: Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
Release: 3/6/12

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s
Title: Rot Gut, Domestic
Release: TBA (expect March 2012)

Miike Snow
Title: Happy To You
Release: 3/26/12
♪ Devil’s Work [via soundcloud]

Miniature Tigers
Title: Mia Pharaoh
Release: TBA

Nada Surf
Title: The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy
Release: 1/14/12

of Montreal
Title: Paralytic Stalks
Release: 2/7/12
Dour Percentage [via soundcloud]

Phenomenal Handclap Band
Title: Form & Control
Release: TBA (expected early 2012)

Title: Master of My Make Believe
Release: TBA (expected spring 2012)

School of Seven Bells
Title: Ghostory
Release: 2/28/12
The Night

The Shins
Title: Port of Morrow
Release: TBA (expected March 2012)

Sigur Rós
Title: TBA
Release: TBA

Title: Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Release: TBA (expected March 2012)

The Temper Trap
Album Title: TBA
Release Date: TBA

Title: Young and Old
Release: 2/14/12
♪ Origins [via soundcloud]