As far as my itunes library is concerned, this year produced a bountiful harvest in terms of new music. The following is a list chronicling my Columbus esq. “discoveries” of new/lost to me artists from the year, brought to my attention during late night dives to the depths of the inter webs or introduced to me by mutual friends.
January Snowmine- Let Me In
They’ve nailed the “If my life was an indie movie this would play while I’m driving or walking or looking out a window or existing or something” echoey vibe… Ja feel?
February Years and Years- Real
Let me tell you that this is my absolute favorite band. I’m begging you, please, please, PLEASE go check out their other stuff. I can’t get enough of them, the moment I stumbled upon this video I was instantly entranced and I hope you will be too.
March Gregory Alan Iskaov- Big Black Car
Finals are fast approaching yet, still so far off and you know you’re not going to swear off Netflix and get your life together. Grab a blanket, find a comfy spot on the futon and let Isakov lull you in to the great beyond… or to sleep.
April Jungle- Platoon
All the Funk. All the Dance. Tiny Track Suit.
May St. Lucia- Wait For Love
Live minstrel procession through down town LA. P-much all I could ask for from a band
June Cro- Traum
Yes, this is entirely in German but bear with me, this guy is a gem and he has a panda mask.
July The Griswolds- Beware The Dog
“Beware the ghost who lives on Salamander Road” I don’t know, I dig it. How can you stop your self from dancing?
August Grouplove- Colours
This band has been a favorite of mine for several years. Maddy and I were able to see them live and it was a technicolour eruption of electric sweaty bliss.
September Miniature Tigers- Last Night’s Fake Blood
They came to Iowa City, Alyse and I went to see them, it was really cool and I covet Rick the Keyboardist’s wind breaker. Also their music is hecka rad. They have an album called Cruel Runnings that they wrote in Jamaica. Like I said, hecka rad.
October Sam Smith- Leave Your Lover
If you have not released your self in to the somber, soulful tides of the ocean that is Sam Smith’s voice you are doing your self a disservice. Listen to any of his songs off of In the Lonely Hour, I’m begging you.
November Walk the Moon- Shut Up and Dance
December Karina Mia- Christmas Sweaters
Cutest freaking christmas song ever. Why does this only have 150 views on youtube?