Friday, November 23, 2012

Best of 2012 Pt 5

Lambchop - Mr. M.
         This one is another entry from the start of 2012 — and it's a Nashville band to boot. Lambchop have been following their own muse for something like 15 years, evolving from the world's "most fucked up country band" to introspective chamber pop. A tribute to the late Vic Chesnutt, Mr. M's a melancholy affair that haunts, long after the strings come in and out.


Alt - J - An Awesome Wave 
      It's no surprise that England's 2012 Mercury Prize winner is a fascinating album that never bores. What is shocking is that this shimmering "folkstep" debut got picked up by a US major label and is actually being promoted.

Warning: the following video is considered highly unsettling by many.

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