TRASH TALK- AWAKE EP
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Hardcore album of the year, unless you count Iceage. 5 songs over in 8 minutes. Thrashing! Any fans of Off! will love this.
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TORO Y MOI- FREAKING OUT EP
Buy Freaking Out – EP – Toro y Moi
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Great companion piece to “Underneath the Pine” full length. Takes the neo disco of “New Beat” to happy extremes.
Buy Saturday Love – Freaking Out – EP
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THE FRESH & ONLYS- SECRET WALLS EP
Buy Secret Walls – EP – The Fresh & Onlys
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SF scenesters that sound like the spaciest of the 60’s Nuggets bands and early Syd Barrett era Floyd. Can’t wait to check out more of their stuff.
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DUM DUM GIRLS- HE GETS ME HIGH EP
Buy He Gets Me High – EP – Dum Dum Girls
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Stop gap ep that pointed the way out of the garage for the Dum Dum Girls. First two tracks are two of the band’s very best. And pretty cool Smiths cover too.
Buy Wrong Feels Right – He Gets Me High – EP
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Bdog: Thanks for “21,” Lykke Li, Bon Iver and St Vincent. Adele’s album was on heavy rotation for the first few months of 2011 (and I’m revisiting it again, it must be a winter album for me). I’m very excited to have the other three and think they will be on repeat for the next few months.