I have been very high on Brooklyn’s Twin Wave ever since I heard their first two tracks Relapse and I’m sold. And the best news is there are now two more jams and an entire EP to obsess over. Do yourself a favor and stream the Twin Wave EP below:
I really don’t know what there isn’t to love in this video! I mean we have Owen Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton, super hot cartoon Owen Wilson, Owen Wilson with mini marshmallows…also Dawes and The Killers need to collaborate again…yep they do!
Oh 2013 you have been one stellar year in music…from January on we have been flooded with amazing albums to obsess over. EPs, LPs from already favorite artists/bands to new artists/bands that can now most certainly be called favorites. Honestly I haven’t enjoyed so many releases like this since 2010 when LCD Soundsystem‘s “This Is Happening,” The National‘s “High Violet” and Arcade Fire‘s “The Suburbs” dropped. And oh yes those last two bands have most certainly made my fave LPs of 2013 list. I figure from this point on they always will make the cut! But along with them have come many newcomers like Sky Ferreira, London Grammar, CHVRCHES, Lorde, Ejecta and the top spot on my list, the band I wish I could get into even though they already have a Danielle…yes HAIM and “Days Are Gone” is my favorite album of the year. Tegan and Sara‘s “Heartthrob” and Zola Jesus‘s “Versions”(with brand new track Fall Back that I have adored since the moment I first heard it) are also up there! So yeah after Haim, I think the next 9 are in an order on most days I’d agree with but depending on my mood sometimes I guess it probably can vary.
Along with my favorite LPs of 2013 are my 10 favorite EPs because seriously these are all from artists/bands I will always want to hear more from. CMJ darlings HAERTS (their absolutely stunning EP Hemiplegia wins the top spot on the list), WET, Gems and Claire are are gonna be huge in 2014 as are Kate Boy, Say Lou Lou, Kitten and Wolf Alice. All 8 need to put out their debut LPs ASAP because I’m ready to have my socks, pants etc delighted right off from them even more. Also, let’s just say Phantogram and Albert Hammond Jr (who has always been my favorite member of The Strokes hands down) just proved with their 2013 EPs why they will continue to be brilliant music forces!
And what has made this year in music even that much more incredible is that I can say I got to see most of these acts live and in 2014 I just can’t wait to keep this trend going!
So let’s do this! Below are the lists of my 10 fave LPs and 10 EPs along with some great links (remember Greta Gerwig dancing to Arcade Fire‘s “Afterlife” for the YouTube Awards) that you can dance yrself clean to! Or you know you can just play them with only some bopping no dancing is required but definitely recommended. Whatever you do I just hope you enjoy!
1. Haim/Days Are Gone
2. Arcade Fire/Reflektor
3. London Grammar/If You Wait
4. Tegan and Sara/Heartthrob
5. The National/Trouble Will Find You
6. CHVRCHES/The Bones Of What You Believe
8. Sky Ferreira/Night Time My Time
9. Lorde/Pure Heroine
10. Zola Jesus/Versions
4. Albert Hammond Jr/AHJ
5. Say Lou Lou/Better In The Dark
6. Kate Boy/Northern Lights (Remixes)
7. Kitten/Like A Stranger
8. Wolf Alice/Blush
10. Claire/Broken Promise Land