Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The rest of the best 2012

Before the top five, just time for a late, and hefty, Christmas present, the annual carpet bomb collection of tracks from top 50 of the year near misses and other stuff that attracted our special attention this year. 125 of them ahead...

Ace Bushy Striptease - Long-Term Relationship In Durham... [Bandcamp]
Admiral Fallow - The Paper Trench [YouTube]
Advance Base - Summer Music [Soundcloud]
Affair - Finger Tight [Soundcloud]
Amanda Mair - Said And Done [Spotify]
Amateur Historians - These Cities Are Stealing My Soul [Soundcloud]
The Blanche Hudson Weekend - Consume Me [Bandcamp]
Bob Mould - Briefest Moment [Spotify]
Breton - Interference [YouTube]
Burning Buildings - Feet (Razbliuto) [Bandcamp]
Calories - Summer's Not [Soundcloud]
Cantaloupe - Hubbub [Bandcamp]
Carousels - Sweet Honey [Soundcloud]
The Cast Of Cheers - Animals [YouTube]
Cats On Fire - My Sense Of Pride [Soundcloud]
Chad Valley - Fathering/Mothering [Spotify]
The Chap - Hands Free [Spotify]
Cheatahs - The Swan [Soundcloud]
Cheerleaders - Puzzles [Soundcloud]
City Yelps - Lawns [YouTube]
Clock Opera - White Noise [Spotify (album version)]
Concrete Knives - Wallpaper [YouTube]
Corin Tucker Band - Neskowin [YouTube]
Daughter - Smother [YouTube]
Diagrams - Tall Buildings [Vimeo]
Dinosaur Jr - Pierce The Morning Rain [Soundcloud]
DZ Deathrays - No Sleep [YouTube]
The Embassy - Roundkick [Soundcloud]
El Perro Del Mar - Hold Off The Dawn [Soundcloud]
Erika Spring - Hidden [Soundcloud]
Euros Childs - Be Be High [live YouTube]
Everyone Everywhere - Wild Life [Bandcamp]
Everything Everything - Cough Cough [Soundcloud]
Farewell J.R - A Thought, A Mind
Fashoda Crisis - He's Got Gills [Bandcamp]
Fear Of Men - Green Sea [Soundcloud]
Fever Fever - The Chair [Soundcloud]
Fire Island Pines - Rickie Lee Jones [Bandcamp]
Free Swim - Records In The Basement [Soundcloud]
Gabriel Bruce - Perfect Weather [Soundcloud]
Gaggle - Army Of Birds [YouTube]
Gallops - Crutches [Bandcamp]
Girl Band - In My Head [Bandcamp]
Guided By Voices - She Lives In An Airport [Soundcloud]
Gulp - Game Love [Soundcloud]
Heavy Petting Zoo - Hunger [Soundcloud]
Her Name Is Calla - Ragman Roll [Bandcamp]
Hey Sholay - Burning [Soundcloud]
Hooded Fang - ESP [Bandcamp]
The Hundredth Anniversary - Caroline [Soundcloud]
Ice, Sea, Dead People - You Could Be A Model [Soundcloud]
The Invisible - Protection [Soundcloud]
Jack Hayter - The Shackleton [Bandcamp]
Jack White - Freedom At 21 [YouTube]
Jesca Hoop - Born To [YouTube]
Joanna Gruesome - Sweater [Soundcloud]
Joe Gideon & The Shark - Higher Power/Where Have All The Good Times Gone [Soundcloud]
Johnny Foreigner - 3 Hearts [Soundcloud]
Johnny Parry Chamber Orchestra - Keep Kicking & Screaming [Soundcloud]
Kleine Schweine - The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Husak [Soundcloud]
Knickers - My Baby's Just A Baby [YouTube]
Lambchop - Buttons [YouTube]
Last Days Of 1984 - River's Edge [Soundcloud]
Let's Buy Happiness - Works Better On Paper [Soundcloud]
Liechtenstein - Strange Ideas [Soundcloud]
Local Sports Team - A Million Key Messages [Bandcamp]
LookiMakeMusic - Michigan, Massachusetts, Leeds, Leeds, Leeds [Soundcloud]
Lord Huron - Time To Run [Soundcloud]
Los Campesinos! - To The Boneyard
The Lovely Eggs - I Just Want Someone To Fall In Love With [Soundcloud]
M Ward - Clean Slate [Soundcloud]
Mammal Club - Toward You With Lust [Soundcloud]
Melody's Echo Chamber - Some Time Alone, Alone [YouTube]
Micachu & The Shapes - Never [YouTube]
The Monochrome Set - Hip Kitten Spinning Chrome [Spotify]
Mowbird - Auflauden! Auflauden! [Soundcloud]
Nature Set - I Am A Planet [Soundcloud]
Niki & The Dove - The Fox [Soundcloud]
Novella - Don't Believe Ayn Rand [Soundcloud]
Owl And Mouse - Finsbury Park [Bandcamp]
Pale Lights - Boy Of Your Dreams [Soundcloud]
PAWS - Miss America Bookworm [Soundcloud]
Peaking Lights - Live Love [Soundcloud]
Piano Magic - The Slightest Of Threads [Soundcloud]
PINS - LuvU4Lyf [Vimeo]
Post War Glamour Girls - Tremor [Bandcamp]
Public Service Broadcasting - Spitfire [Vimeo]
Race Horses - Mates [Soundcloud]
Ralegh Long - Briganza Street [Soundcloud]
Rhosyn - Birds [Soundcloud]
Rose Elinor Dougall - The Night [YouTube]
Runaround Kids - You'd Feel The Same [Soundcloud]
Savages - Husbands [Soundcloud]
The School - Never Thought I'd See The Day [YouTube]
Shrag - Chasing Consummations [Soundcloud]
Shy And The Fight - All That We See Or Seem [Soundcloud]
Slow Skies - Walk Me Home [Soundcloud]
Smoke Fairies - The Three Of Us [Soundcloud]
Snøskred - We Are [Soundcloud]
The Son(s) - Half Lived [Bandcamp]
Spectral Park - The Thief's Journal
Splashh - All I Wanna Do [Soundcloud]
Standard Fare - Girlfriend [Soundcloud]
Story Books - Peregrine [Soundcloud]
Summer Camp - Always [Soundcloud]
T E Morris - Survivor Guilt [Bandcamp]
Taken By Trees - In Other Words [Spotify]
Tell It Slant - Break Your Bread
Tender Trap - Love Is Hard Enough [Soundcloud]
Tessera Skies - Soliloquy Of An Astronaut [Soundcloud]
Thomas White - I've Seen The Sunrise [Soundcloud]
Totem Terrors - Unkind [Bandcamp]
T.O.Y.S - Fun Time For The Love Shy [Soundcloud]
Trev Gibb - Are You Tryin' To Fall In Love [Bandcamp]
Twin Shadow - Five Seconds [Soundcloud]
Veronica Falls - My Heart Beats [Soundcloud]
Wake The President - Bill Drummond [Soundcloud]
The Walkmen - The Love You Love [YouTube]
The Weeknd - House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls [Spotify]
White Arrows - Fireworks Of The Sea [Soundcloud]
Willy Mason - Restless Fugitive [Soundcloud]
Withered Hand - Heart Heart [Soundcloud]
Woodpigeon - For Paolo [Bandcamp]
The XX - Chained [YouTube]
Young British Artists - Salad Days [Soundcloud]

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