Somewhat of an eclectic mix today. Pretty much just shuffled through my favorites and these popped up. I don’t think you’ll mind one bit.
Buke & Gase (formally Buke & Gass) is an up-and-coming Brooklyn-based duo with a really cool, original sound. They released their 2nd EP, Function Falls, this year on Brassland and plan to release their debut full-length, General Dome, this coming January. Keep an eye on these two, I anticipate a big 2013.
Hundred Waters is a 5-piece art-rock band from Gainesville, FL, and first indie act to sign with Skrillex’s record label — OWSLA. This year saw the release of band’s first EP, Thistle (Remixes), and debut full-length, Hundred Waters. I owe CMJ 2012 for this discovery (along with many others).
I didn’t know anything about UK singer-songwriter Jessie Ware until she randomly popped up one of my spotify radio stations. I haven’t giver her debut LP Devotion a proper listen, but I love “Wildest Moments”. Be sure to check out the Star Slinger remix (via soundcloud) after you finish up here.
Tilly And The Wall is one of my favorite indie-pop bands. This year, the 5-piece from Nebraska, released their fourth full-length, Heavy Mood. This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2012 and it totally lived up to my expectations. And the album title is perfect. This album is heavy and a lot of fun. Check out the title track below and you’ll hear what i’m talking about.