Another great year! I need 15 spaces for my top ten and could have easily added a few more ….

  1. Krill, Alam No Hris
  2. Autochrome, Separation Realms
  3. Various Artists, Boston & Beyond: SXSW 2012
  4. Future Carnivores, Future Carnivores
  5. Foolish Ida, Book II
  6. Dirty Dishes, Most Tarnished Birds
  7. Hands and Knees, Red Hot Minnow
  8. Milling Gowns, Something Dangerous Loves Me
  9. Novel Ideas, Home
  10. Plumerai, Mondegreen
  11. Avoxblue, A Place Without Time
  12. Mission of Burma, Unsound
  13. Black Fortress of Opium, Stratospherical
  14. Mean Creek, Youth Companion
  15. Exusamwa, Phase IV

New video from one of my favorite records from 2012.

Twenty great tracks — many as yet unreleased — from twenty great Boston bands:

Soft Pyramids, Girlfriends, Appomattox, Linear Downfall, Guillermo Sexo, The Living Kills, New Highway Hymnal, Viva Viva, Sneeze, Soccer Mom, Speedy Ortiz, Streight Angular, Future Carnivores, Night Fruit, Finn Riggins, Ghost Box Orchestra, Be Wives, The Grownup Noise, The Wandas, and Mount Peru

For free on Bandcamp, courtesy of As Built PR.

The guitars, the keys, the vocals, and the collaborative spirit.

Future Carnivores: like a not-so-broken social scene, and already one of my favorites of 2012.

“And You Call Yourself a Carnivore”

“What’s Unbelievable?”

Album Promo