The rotation is early this week because I am leaving for the Virgin Islands to beat the doldrums of New England winter (see above picture, suckers.) Since a mid-week rotation is a bit premature, I have a guest piece I wrote for another blog’s year-end review; so with no further adieu (except for the jump) … my 12 favorite songs of 2012…
There certainly isn’t a dearth of “Year End” and/or “Best of” lists to be found out there. However, given this is how I got my start on TMF and I self-righteously believe my opinion matters more than most; I bring you my favorite albums of 2012.
Cho_Kettie and I are seeing Real Estate for the second time tonight and I could not be more excited. As I did for Japandroids, I want to give these guys a little attention. They are genuinely cool guys that put on a good show and are deserving of any praise they receive. Recently they stopped by KCRW to do an in-studio set, which the clip above is from. You can also listen to the whole thing here and don’t forget to check out new music from the past week after the jump.
It is Friday the 13th! Scary. Take a listen to this week’s rotation in case we don’t make it to Saturday.
You made it to Friday, now enjoy some new music.
It is almost summer time, which means the legs by the poolside/beach photos will soon begin invading your Facebook stream. And it could not come quickly enough. All the wedding and baby shit people seem to be obsessed with lately is really hampering my Facebook activity. But I digress. Anyways, to get you in the summer mood, check out this week’s installment of the “weekly rotation.”
If music didn’t suck, I would for sure be an A&R man. My ability to predict bands that will blow up is unmatched.
Phoenix back in ’03, Arcade Fire back in ’04, Passion Pit in ’07 — hell, I even told my roommates (who are in the band Dawes) about Foster The People after I saw a free show at The Echo almost a year ago and their manager signed them. Now he has to get rid of all his other clients because FTP is so huge.
I’m not bragging because this shit Is so simple even AJ Burnett couldn’t fuck it up. To prove it I’ll show you why it’s so easy to predict these things.
Here’s the secret: every hit song that is going to be an indie crossover to mainstram hit is just a version of “Kids” by MGMT. If you want to make a hit song, take Kids, change it a bit, and you have yourself a hit. I won’t get into the sabermetrics of this formula shit, but by crunching the numbers, the next band that will make a splash is…
More HSDs (hot shit downloads) to come.