Well, here ya go.
I'm sure I've probably missed something. However, a great year for music.
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Olive Drab - Girl
Olive Drab is made up of members of Hightide Hotel, Snowing, and a couple others. This is their first release and i love it. Nice band.
Restorations - A/B
Bangers - Good Livin'
This EP will be a sleeper hit, but a solid release for Kiss of Death/Specialist Subject/Angry Chuck Records(RUSSIA!) , do yourself a favor and just give this EP a few listens and you’ll be a fan too.
Shook Ones - MerriweatherPostPavilion
To be honest I'm not a big fan of 'Shook Ones', but MerriweatherPostPavilion and Fancy is a great songs. Can't wait to hear Shook Ones/Death Is Not Glamorours Split.
Crow Bait - Split Songs
Sister Kisser/Rumspringer Split
Rumspringer is super hooky, melodic pop-punk from Arizona, and the good ol' Long Island boys in Sister Kisser power through with more of that urgent, heartfelt, melodic punk rock we know and love.
Cerce - Cerce
Cerce is a Boston, MA based band who play a great style of female fronted hardcore, punk, and post hardcore. Probably my favorite band in hardcore right now. Amazing band
Prawn - Ships
"Prawn seem to do everything right on Ships. From its perfect balance of post-rock atmosphere and twinkly emo riffs, to its no filler 29 minute runtime, Prawn feel like a band that has finally found their sound and a band who knows exactly what they're doing. With the growth Prawn have made over their three releases, and with Ships being their best effort yet, it's easy to envision Prawn at the top of the emo food chain in the near future."
White Lung - S/T
Captain, We're Sinking - Montreal
Not going to stop listening to it. Montreal on repeat
Onsind - Mildred, Margie, Annie, Clarice
I was really impressed when I first heard this, such a solid album, brilliant lyrics and emotion.
Alright, I'm sure most of you know who this bands is by now. All of their stuff has been put on the blog in the past here, so what can I say that hasn't already been said. Amazing split by 2 amazing bands
Dividers - Anjelica Huston: We Have A Problem
Yes. I love this guys.
Glocca Morra - An Obscure Moon Lighting An Obscure World
What can I say about this album that hasn’t already been said by tons of people.. I’ll just say it, amazing! I remember two years ago when I first heard Glocca Morra, and I loved the songs a lot.There’s really something for everyone here—twinkly guitars for the emo revival set, loud noise for the punk crowd, drug references, Arrested Development references…it’s all here.
Spraynard - Exton Square
Funtitled was one of my favorite records of 2011 but Exton Square got me excited about the future and wanting more. I'm super bummed that they're breaking up... Best dudes
Rockets On Wire - I Am Not Your Home
Titus Andronicus - Local Business
Ok, so it’s not the Monitor. Titus still make some fucking amazing shambling rock n roll. I love it.
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead... - Lost Songs
I don't know much about this band, but this album is great
MewithoutYou - Ten Stories
Fang Island - Major
Best Practices - The EP LP
Sirs - S/T
The Ambulars - Dreamers Asleep At The Wheel
Fierce Brosnan - This Is Our Home And We Won't Let It Go
New Bruises - Chock Full Of Misery
White Lung - Sorry
Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory
Attack on Memory is a really great indie-rock album. This is what a indie-rock record in 2012 should sound like.
Apologies, I Have None - London
Like Bats - Midwest Nothing
The most underrated band. Take it listen
John K. Samson - Provincial
This album will put you in a relaxed mood no matter how stressful of a day you’ve had. Best lyrics ever.
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
When I first heard this, I thought it would be my album of the year. Every song is a goddamn anthem celebrating life.
Coping - Nope
'Nope' is Coping's new and the last album, unfortunately they broke up... but I think this record is a nice farewell.
Hold Tight - Blizzard Of '96
So it’s no surprise that Hold Tight’s newest album is full of plenty of great singalong pop-punk songs.
Sundials - When I Couldn't Breathe
I must have listened to it 20 times that first week. So catchy and just flat out rockin’. Super happy these guys ended up on Asian Man and what a great album to kick off that partnership.
Glocca Morra - Just Married
This is the album of the year, in my opinion of course. Pretty sure I listened to this record more than anything else this entire year. Do yourself a favor and go listen to it right now.