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EDITOR PICKS: FINAL WORDS ON 2012, THE BEST TRACKS FROM RE & 2013 PREDICTIONS

31 Dec

Our Editor, Father Time is tossing out 2012 and saying hello to 2013

Our Editor, Father Time is tossing out 2012 and saying hello to 2013


EDITOR PICKS: FINAL WORDS ON 2012 AND THE BEST ALBUMS AND TRACKS FROM RE

God thank you for the end of 2012. We survived another apocalyptic prediction, guns killing people and another visceral election. But enough with the real world, the music industry saw another year of deaths. We said goodbye to Dave Brubeck, Das Racist and essentially The Beasties. Rest in Peace Adam “MCA” Yauch (1964-2012). Let’s cheer this up a bit, we also said hello to Spotify in the US, the best new artists and the Indie becoming ironically mainstream. It was truly the year that the major label was put to bed. What do they provide any way? Distribution, please anyone can upload a track to Bandpage or Soundcloud. Marketing, come on we run this blog on pure passion and we get more traffic than Kings of Leon’s Facebook page. It’s done, it’s over, say hello to the powerful Mr. Indie, he will be your gatekeeper of the future.

As far as music. Trends that died:
1. Bands named after animals, see our Ark comment.
2. Vocals without electronics…yep
3. Drummers
4. Indies being Indies. Alabama Shakes and The Lumineers topping charts…wow.

Trends that took off:
1. Folk is the shit, see The Lumineers (The highest charting indie track of all time)
2. The record release from so called dead bands, see The XX, Clinic oh and a My Bloody Valentine record coming in 2013
3. The female leads, see Jessie Ware, Class Actress, Beach House, Alabama Shakes, etc.
5. Mainstreaming of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All…wow they’re like the North Carolina of music. The greatest rap draft picks come from Odd Future see Tyler the Creator, Frank Ocean…
4. Sophomore releases from our faves, Tennis, Best Coast, Sleigh Bells, etc.

So we close this year with one final statement to all those bands out there…
KEEP WRITING SONGS
KEEP RECORDING BECAUSE WE ARE ALL STILL LISTENING.
Music is not dead, just the business of selling it.
KEEP CREATING AND WE WILL KEEP SHARING Fight on!

EDITORS PICKS: Top Tracks from 2012

1. Johnathon Boulet “You’re An Animal”
2. Toy “Dead & Gone”
3. The Weeknd “The Morning”
4. Earlimart “97 Heart Attack”
5. Tame Impala “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”
6. Toy “Lose My Way”
7. New War “Ghostwalking”
8. Class Actress “Keep You”
9. Fear of Men “Green Sea”
10. Bad Books “Pyotr”
11. Grimes “Oblivion”
12. Nude Beach “Radio”
13. Terrible Truths “Don Juan”

The Spotify Playlist:

Here are 3 Bands to watch in 2013:
Savages – These ladies will eat your face off.

Mt. Wolf – Sigur Ros with some balls. Their single hit our Soundcloud with “Life Size Ghosts”

The 1975 – Ed Blow has been peppering us with these guys and we love em. If Snow Patrol wasn’t the sold out Snow Patrol.

If you’ve already forgotten here are the Top 12 Best New Bands from 2012:
Hummingbird Awards 2012
#12 Rose Elinor Dougall
#11 Fear of Men
#10 The Weeknd
#9 Nude Beach
#8 Class Actress
#7 Johnathon Boulet
#6 DIIV
#5 Hey Sholay
#4 Alt-J (∆)
#3 Jessie Ware
#2 Grimes
#1 Toy

Hummingbird Awards – ALL YOUR BEST NEW BANDS FROM 2010, 2011 and 2012:

Hummingbird Awards 2012
#12 Rose Elinor Dougall
#11 Fear of Men
#10 The Weeknd
#9 Nude Beach
#8 Class Actress
#7 Johnathon Boulet
#6 DIIV
#5 Hey Sholay
#4 Alt-J (∆)
#3 Jessie Ware
#2 Grimes
#1 Toy

Editor Picks Best of 2012: RE’s PICKS!
Staff Picks Best of 2012: Arizona Turk’s Incredible List for 2012

Hummingbird Awards 2011
Hummingbird Awards 2010

STAFF PICKS: The Arizona Turk’s Incredibly Impressive Best of 2012 Lists

30 Dec
He is a menace to us all. The Arizona Turk's 2012 Best of List

He is a menace to us all. The Arizona Turk’s 2012 Best of List

The Arizona Turk is one the primary contributors to New.Band.Day. He’s been a fixture since 2010 and his picks are ahhhhmazing. They may seem confusingly unfamiliar, but that’s why we love him. His picks sound odd today, but if you look back over the past several years, you’ll notice that those bands are just now breaking. The dude is a new band savant.

The Turk’s Favorites for 2012:
Bands:
1. Savages – London she punks
2. TOY – His #2, Hummingbird #1
3. Palma Violets – Closet garage rockers from Lambeth outside of London
4. Merchandise – Tampa’s leather greasers are 2013 darlings…calling it now!!!
5. Wild Moth – Post Punk dudes from SF.
6. DIIV– His #6, Hummingbird #6
7. Dads – New Brunswick, NJ emo dudes. See them Uncorked in Jan. WOW!!!!
8. POLIÇA – We liked Grimes better this year, but POLIÇA was on the top of the Turk’s mind…
9. Stumbleine – 1 of 3 dubsteppers from Swarm, now solo Londoner
10. Fidlar – LA based dudes who bring surf punk back!
11. Boys – Denver Rock Chick

Songs:
1. “Husbands” – Savages

2. “Motoring” – TOY

3. “Mid Air” – Paul Buchanan

4. “Lay Your Cards Out” – Polica

5. “Best Of Friends” – Palma Violets

6. “Mourning Glow” – Wild Moth

7. “Heavy To The Touch (think about tonight, forget about tomorrow)” – Dads

8. “Tomorrow” Niki and the Dove

9. “No Waves” – Fidlar

10. “If You Want Me To Stay (For A While)” – Shark Week

TWO BONUS B-SIDES THAT YOU SHOULD FIND AND BUY FOR YOUR COLLECTION
“Hard to Pretend” – The Donkeys b-side to “Won’t Let You Down” 7″

“Bright White Shimmering Sun” – TOY b-side to “Lose My Way” 7″

Hear them here

Albums:
1. Merchandise Children Of Desire
2. TOYTOY
3. PolicaGive You The Ghost
4. DIIV Oshin
5. πYou In Colour
6. DadsAmerican Radass
7. Wild Moths/t (10″)
8. PallbearerSorrow and Extinction
9. Wild MothMourning Glow EP

ALBUMS YOU AND YOUR MOTHER’S SHOULD OWN BY NOW…IF NOT PLEASE SUPPORT AND BUYS THESE GEMS FROM THIS YEAR.
Japandroids – Celebration Rock

The Chromatics – Kill For Love

Tame Impala – Lonerism

Best Reissue:
Ride – Going Blank Again with Live at Brixton DVD

Hummingbird Awards – ALL YOUR BEST NEW BANDS FROM 2010, 2011 and 2012:

Hummingbird Awards 2012
#12 Rose Elinor Dougall
#11 Fear of Men
#10 The Weeknd
#9 Nude Beach
#8 Class Actress
#7 Johnathon Boulet
#6 DIIV
#5 Hey Sholay
#4 Alt-J (∆)
#3 Jessie Ware
#2 Grimes
#1 Toy

Staff Picks Best of 2012: Arizona Turk’s Incredible List for 2012

Hummingbird Awards 2011
Hummingbird Awards 2010