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Top Indie Songs 2012: Pop

By on Mar 15, 2013 in All, Gotta Hear This Music, Playlists |

 The Top Ten Indie Pop Songs of 2012 The unofficial tagline of this site is “It’s not Brittany, bitch.” But my hopes are that the days of such cornball kinderwhore are over. Why just you listen to these ten delicious pop songs from 2012 and you’ll find you’re beginning to feel much more optimistic about the future of pop music. After drafting this list, I realized quite a few of these albums haven’t been released in the U.S. yet. Sorry for any aneurisms this inaccuracy causes in your tender, particular brains. But we gotta keep it up and coming around here. 1. We Were Evergreen – Baby Blue “Baby Blue” was their only US single in 2012 “Baby Blue” is bliss, right from the little breaths that open the song. The slight echoes behind the harmonies and the one-up coin sound effect at 1:12 are nice touches but this would be an...

Best Music of 2011: Best Electro

By on Feb 14, 2012 in Gotta Hear This Music, Playlists |

Best Electro of 2011 – PART I Image via LaughterKey At last, the best electro of 2011. I’m not ranking these, they’re in alphabetical order. Forthcoming is the second half of this list, as well as the Best Indie Rock and the best Dance and the Best Chill Music. It’s about time, eh?   Born Gold – End of Days (2:38) Born Gold – Lawn Knives (2:04) Born Gold were born as GobbleGobble and have changed their names for whatever reason. I don’t like the new name, it makes them sound like another trite eletro band, when they’re probably the most original act on this list. Both of these songs are glitchy, fast, and explosive. They finally put out an album in 2011, so I can take this chance to lavish praise on their sound, which is something like what a zombie-Gameboy would sound like if it had been run over by a train. Not that their sound is...