Gliss released one of my favorite albums this year with Langsom Dans. I’m torn between two incredible tracks from the record – “The Sea Tonight” and “Waves”. Ultimately, i’m going with “Waves” as my favorite because i’m a such a sucker for the track’s cinematic strings. With that said, please do yourself a favor and listen to “The Sea Tonight” when you’re done here.
“Up-and-coming Danish popstress MØ has released her warmest song yet with “Never Wanna Know,” a lush and laid-back beach jam. In the chorus, MØ sings “I never wanna know/ the name of your new girlfriend,” and manages to instantly break your heart.” via Stereogum
This Brooklyn duo was one of my favorite discoveries from 2012 and they continued to impress me this year with their second full length General Dome. “Houdini Crush” is easily my favorite track off the album and it really showcases the band’s unique (and infectious) noise-pop sound.
These are simply in alphabetical order. It’s hard enough to rank my top 10, i don’t want to do it more than once a year. Enjoy all of these on Spotify, which i’ll continue to update throughout the rest of 2013. And with some highly anticipated releases still on the horizon, including new albums from Porcelain Raft, Smith Westerns, and Elton John, i’m sure this list will evolve.
But enough babbling, enjoy my favorite albums of 2013 (so far) and please check back in December to see which (if any) make the cut for my top 10 of the year.
A few of my favorite new releases this week, including the latest from Ex Cops, The Joy Formidable, Ra Ra Riot, and Toro Y Moi. As always, be sure to visit Largehearted Boy for the rest of the week’s new music.
Ebsen and the Witch//Wash the Sins Not Only the Face