New music aplenty with pre-releases from Portgual the Man and Empire of the Sun. Brand new albums are out from Deerhunter, Savages, Mikal Cronin, !!!, and Ra Ra Riot. And perfect indie pop from Youngblood Hawke. I hope you enjoy.
I‘ve got some great new music for you to check out. Albums are out from Jakes Blake, Fossil Collective, Phosphorescent, and Woodkid among others. One of my favorite groups M83 is out with a whole new soundtrack for Oblivion. And have you heard of Pickwick, Little Green Cars, and Jake Bugg? Enjoy.
We have a bunch of new albums from Atlas Genius, Youth Lagoon, Foals, Hey Marseilles, and Family of the year. And we have early tracks from upcoming albums by Phoenix, James Blake, Young Galaxy, and Alpine amongst others. I’m most excited about finding a bunch of new music from band that have never made one of my playlists before: Social Studies, Palma Violeta, Gold Fields, Disclosure, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Haim, and Waxahatchee.
I hope you find something new to add to your own rotation.
My first playlist of 2013 is here. There are new albums from Frightened Rabbit, Imogen Heap, The Joy Formidable, and more. After teasing some tracks at SXSW last March, Pillowfight (Dan the Automator & Emily Wells) is out with their debut LP. I’m especially loving the new tracks from Telekinesis, BellaMaine, Hey Marseilles, and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.
Music was a huge part of my life this year, especially going to see live shows. I managed to see over 60 different bands on stage in 2012, which has to be a personal record for me. There were too many great performances to name them all, but some highlights for me: getting to see Of Monsters and Men, Blitzen Trapper, & Polica up front in tiny venues at SXSW. M.Ward in a church in Austin. Alabama Shakes at the Moody Theater. Pillow Fight (Dan The Automator/Emily Wells/Kid Koala) with 20 people in a bar. M83 and The XX both in Seattle’s gorgeous Paramount Theater. Passion Pit, The Lumineers, & Metric at Key Arena. And wrapping it up with a high energy Macklemore & Ryan Lewis show in San Francisco.
When I started to see Christmas/Holiday albums drop, I knew it was time to put out a new playlist before the onslaught of jingle bell covers. Some more tracks from Tame Impala, Dirty Projectors, & Two Door Cinema Club, plus some great new releases from Bat for Lashes & Crystal Castles, amongst others. We also have some great singles from Rhye, Holy Ghost!, and Local Natives. Enjoy!
As fall arrives, we’re being treated to a lot of great new releases. This time, check out tracks from new releases from Animal Collective, Matt & Kim, Grizzly Bear, The Mountain Goats, and many more. Listen to new music!