favorites of 2012.5

Halfway through 2012,  a stunningly-good string of releases has once again cemented the San Francisco Bay Area as the center of the most creative outpourings of musical aptitude since Dunedin Sound blanketed New Zealand in the 1980s. Here are our favorite record + tracks so far this year. Please let us know what we missed in the comments below:

1) Terry Malts :: Killing Time

mp3:
Terry Malts :: Tumble Down
Terry Malts :: Naueseous

2) Young Prisms :: In Between

mp3:
Young Prisms :: Floating in Blue
Young Prisms :: Better Days 

3) White Fence :: Family Perfume Volumes 1 + 2
mp3:
White Fence :: Swagger Vets and Double Moon
White Fence :: King of the Decade

4) Grass Widow :: Internal Logic

mp3:
Grass Widow :: Goldilocks Zone
Grass Widow :: Disappearing Industries 

5) The Mallard :: Yes On Blood

mp3:
The Mallard :: Vines
The Mallard :: Mansion

6) Wymond Miles :: Under the Pale Moon

mp3:
Wymond Miles :: Pale Moon

7) Ty Segall & White Fence :: Hair

mp3:
Ty Segall & White Fence :: Time

8) Burnt Ones :: Meet the Golden One
mp3:
Burnt Ones :: Meet the Golden One

9) Blasted Canyons :: 2nd Place

mp3:
Blasted Canyons :: Holy Geometry

10) Hunx :: Hairdresser Blues

mp3:
Hunx :: Always Forever

3 responses to “favorites of 2012.5

  1. I’m stoked that you guys referred to this list as your “favorites” and not as the “best of”. So many sites get those two mixed up, and are always trying to cram crappy music down your throat. You guys just put it out there, and let your listeners enjoy the music without some “holier than thou” labeling that usually just pushes me away from albums/bands/sites due to undeserved hype. Thanks for suggesting rad music, and allowing me to find new music on my own.

  2. carletta sue kay “incongruent” unlike anything.

  3. Anonymous

    Lilac ‘Christine’

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