Wednesday, August 1, 2012

First Side of the Record...

It is now August and although it is not exactly half way through 2012 (July was a pretty busy month for me) I felt it was necessary to celebrate those records that just could not stopping ringing through our ears and spinning on our record players.  There were a lot of wonderful albums that were released this year and it is so exciting to be introduced to new bands all the time.  Here it goes:

Best New Finds
1. The Vespers - The Fourth Wall 
2.  Mike Main & the Branches - Home 
3.  Belle Histoire - Dreamers 
4.  Of Monsters & Men - My Head is an Animal 
5.  Birdy - Self-Titled 

Veterans with Style
1.  John Mayer - Born & Raised 
2.  David Crowder Band - Give Us Rest 
3.  The Fray - Scars & Stories 
4.  House of Heroes - Cold Hard Want 
5.  Jack White - Blunderbuss 
Must Have on Vinyl 
1.  Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More 
2.  The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow 
3.  Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math 
4.  Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Greatest Hits 
5.  Death Cab for Cutie - Plans 

Unknown Faves 
1.  Angus & Julia Stone - 
2.  Birdy - Self-Titled 
3.  Belle Histoire - Dreamers 
4.  The Vespers - the Fourth Wall 
5.  Best Coast - the Only Place 

Belt it Out 
1.  Elevation Worship - For Your Honor 
2.  John Mayer - Born & Raised 
3.  The Rock of Ages - Motion Picture Soundtrack 
4.  Chris Brown - Fortune 
5.  Fun. - Some Nights 

Pumped for the Future 
1.  Mumford & Sons - Babel (Sept. 24th 2012) 
2.  OneRepublic - Rumored 
3.  Seabird - (Title TBA) 
4.  Tenth Avenue North - The Struggle (Aug. 21st 2012) 
5.  Band of Horses - Mirage Rock (Sept. 28th 2012) 

These are just a couple of my top records of these past 7 months and I am so excited for new records to continue to surface and rumors to grow about more of my favorite artists.  Let me know if you have heard any great bands recently and remember support the artist, not the record labels, go to shows, by their physical cds, grab some merch.  

till another day, 


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