The Janitors – MSSG


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ep46 The Janitors – MSSG

With the release of 2 phenomenal EP’s this year, The Janitors are high on my “when’s your next release?” list. Their fuzzy, loud psych drone noise fits right into the soundtrack of my life.

their bandcamp (buy their noise) ——> here
their homepage ——–> here
follow their soundcloud ——–> here

Slug Guts – Suckin’ Down


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ep45 Slug Guts – Suckin’ Down

Another album to add to the best of 2012, Playin’ In Time With the Deadbeat is loaded with twangy guitar, pounding rhythm, and howling vocals. Australian band, Slug Guts, created a mood with this album; a bit dark but pleasantly warm.

their fb ——> here
on Sacred Bones ——> here

Yo La Tengo – Ohm


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ep44 Yo La Tengo – Ohm

Long time, good time band Yo La Tengo is releasing their one billionth album “Fade” in January. Here’s a listen to the first track – Ohm
Their site ——> here
their label ——–> Matador

Ceremony – Hysteria


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Ceremony – Zoo

Near the top of my best of 2012 albums sits Ceremony’s “Zoo”. 12 tracks, solid punk/hardcore, gets my blood pumping. Visit their website here.

check this out Ceremony covers “Kiss Off” by the Violent Femmes

Fiction Reform – Shellac and Vinyl


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Fiction Reform – Shellac and Vinyl

LA punks “Fiction Reform” released Take Your Truth in November and hopefully will be coming to a venue near you. Visit them at their website: here, or their fb

Marnie Stern – Year of the Glad


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Marnie Stern – Year of the Glad

Marnie Stern’s s/t album was right at the top of my best of 2011, so I’m excited to see she’s got another album scheduled to be released in March of 2013, and for now we’ll listen to the first release off that album “Year of the Glad”

Her blog —–> here
Kill Rock Stars ——> here

Liars – Brats

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Liars – Brats

WIXIW the summer release by Liars is another nominee for album of the year. Plenty to like about this album, especially if you like turning the volume up and the lights down. The video for the song can be found here.

Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold


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Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

Addition to the Best of 2012, the debut album from Parquet Courts “Light Up Gold”
Check out their website here for upcoming shows, and purchase their lp here or visit their bandcamp over —–> here

Tyvek – Scaling


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Tyvek – Scaling

Detroit punks Tyvek released a new album early in November and it’s moving up my list of best of 2012. The straight up lo-fi fuzzy punk of On Triple Beams is only slightly more refined and evolved than their previous album Nothing Fits. Their label In The Red Records is a good place to start a record collection.

Titus Andronicus – Ecce Homo


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Titus Andronicus – Ecce Homo

New Jersey punks Titus Andronicus released their third album Local Business in October of this year. The music is good, the kids are punks, the first track “Ecce Homo” is the way an album ought to begin. Have a listen, won’t you?