2012 mp3 roundup part two

All the 2012 mp3s we didn’t get out to you before the end of the year. Enjoy!

Beach Fossils – Careless

Dent May – 2099

Mount Moriah – Younger Days

Blackfeet Braves – Vicious Cycle

Dog Bite – Forever, Until

Glossary – Keep It Coming

Little Children – Hollow

The Longwalls – Kowloon

DRGN KING – 96 Tears

i’m going to dance to a brand new beat

Shimmering Stars – I’m Gonna Try

Beach Fossils – Adversity

Times New Viking – Try Harder

Let’s Wrestle – In Dreams Part II


Portugal. The Man – Sleep Forever / Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)


oh, we’re all so new to it

I don’t know what it is about all these sun-drenched bands lately (Tennis, Seapony, etc.), but I’m loving them. Beach Fossils is no exception with their waves-ready EP What a Pleasure. Maybe it’s because I’m in Wisconsin and there is snow in the forecast despite it being the end of March and albums like this remind me that things like sunshine and warm breezes and water in its liquid phase exist.

Cascading drum fills and dreamy guitars on “Moments” entice me to wade in, and by the end of “What a Pleasure” I’ve been pulled under. Top down, wind in my hair, and Wayfarers, please – sooner rather than later.

Wild Nothing‘s Jack Tatum lends himself to “Out In the Way”, and the entire album has a touch of 80s-by-way-of-Less Than Zero sadness about it. It’s part of what makes What a Pleasure so appealing to my Midwestern heart – emotional stoicism and long gray days will forever keep me with one foot rooted, never quite able to skip off into the carefree sunset that most beach records conjure up. Beach Fossils, though, I can fully get behind. I’ll do it again. I’ll fall right in.

What a Pleasure dropped 03.08.11.
Click to download “Calyer“.