4 Feb 2013

So Tough! So Cute! Favourites From 2012

Hello, here is our list of our favourite records and releases from 2012. A bit late yes. We bought 163 records in total – mostly vinyl and cassettes but a few cds and digital releases. About a 100 less than last year. According to last.fm we listened to a little over 34000 tracks during the past year. Which is a bit less than last year as well. We blame work and life in general.

Rules are the same as last year – if we got hold of it in 2012, then it counts as released in 2012. Except for Shoppers who was released late 2011 but became a big part of 2012 for us.

And yeah, definitely more tough than cute this year.

Favourite releases (meaning the whole LP/EP/CS/7" is fantastic and we could have picked almost any track from it)

Swearin' – Here to Hear – Swearin' LP (Salinas)
Martha – 1978, Smiling Politely – Martha CS (Win Htein Records, Odd Box Records)
Terry Malts – Tumble Down – Killing Time LP (Slumberland)
Potty Mouth – Girls XL – Sun Damage LP (Puzzle Pieces Records, Ride The Snake, Feeble Minds Records)

Saint Etienne – Over the Border – Words and Music By Saint Etienne LP (Heavenly)
Slowcoaches – Drag – We're So Heavy CS (Tye Die Tapes)
Allo Darlin' – Capricornia – Europe LP (Fortuna Pop!)
White Lung – Bag – Sorry LP (Deranged)

Shoppers – VI – Silver Year LP (Drugged Conscience, Feeble Minds Records)
Grass Widow – Disappearing Industries – Internal Logic LP (HLR)
Fat Creeps – Leave Her Alone – Fat Creeps EP (self-released)

Favourite songs (bits and bobs from awesome records)

Chain And The Gang – Certain Kinds of Trash – In Cool Blood LP (K)
Priests – Diet Coke – Tape 1 CS (Puzzle Pieces Records)
Home Blitz – Rolling With the Moody Girls – Frozen Track 12" (Mexican Summer)
Scraps – 1982 – Secret Paradise 7" (Critical Heights)

Evans the Death – Telling Lies – Telling Lies 7" (Slumberland, Fortuna Pop!)
Keel Her – Riot Grrrl – Riot Grrrl 7" (Critical Heights)
Deep Time – Clouds – Deep Time LP (Hardly Art)
Ex-Girlfriends – Sexhausted – DL (self-released)

Las Robertas – Seconds Away – Dissected Affair 7" (Art Fag)
The Garlands – Chandeliers – The Garlands LP (Shelflife)
Bits of Shit – Ownership – Cut Sleeves LP (Homeless)
Constant Mongrel – In the Night – Everything Goes Wrong LP (R.I.P Society, 80/81 Records)

Daylight Robbery – Rearview Mirror – Ecstatic Vision LP (Residue)
Radar Eyes – I Am – Radar Eyes LP (HoZac)
Veronica Falls – My Heart Beats – My Heart Beats 7" (Slumberland)
Scott & Charlene's Wedding – Gammy Leg – Split LP (Bedroom Suck Records)

Richard Papiercuts – Virdiana – A Sudden Shift LP (Pena)
Woollen Kits – University Narcolepsy – Woollen Kits 12'' (R.I.P Society)
Colleen Green – Good Good Things – Milo Goes To Compton LP (Art Fag)
The Splits – Don't Fear – The Splits LP (P. Trash Records)

Plateaus – Do It For You – Do It For You (HoZac)
Las Kellies – Erase You – Erase You 7" (Fire Records)
Pop Singles – All Gone – All Gone LP (Vacant Valley)
La Sera – Break My Heart – Sees the Light LP (Hardly Art)

Violens – Totally True – Totally True 7" (Slumberland)
Waxahatchee – Be Good – American Weekend LP (Don Giovanni Records)
Zebra Hunt – Only Way Out – Zebra Hunt DL (self-released)
Nixon – This Town – This Town 7" (Cloudberry)

Stag – Pop Song – Get Used To It (Disembraining Machine)
The Magnetic Fields – Your Girlfriend's Face – Love at the Bottom of the Sea LP (Mrge)
Pheromoans – Grab A Chair – Does This Guy Stack Up? LP (Upset The Rhythm)
Sweater Girls – I'm A Little Dinosaur (Jonathan Richman cover) – The Pop! For Kids Project DL (self-released)

Ausmuteants – Carbon Monoxide – Split Personalities CS (Anti Fade)
Sea Lions – Treacy –  DL (self-released)
Bleached – Next Stop – DL (Dead Oceans)
Exlovers – You're so Quiet – Moth LP (Young And Lost Club)

Dinosaur Jr. – Don't Pretend You Didn't Know – I Bet On Sky LP (Jagjaguwar)
Golden Grrrls – I Don't Want You Anyway (Look Blue Go Purple cover) – Split (Static Shock Records, Night School)
Covergirl – Ice Father Nation – Why Diet When You Could Riot LP (Tuff Enuff)
Icona Pop – I Love It – I Love It  DL (Univrsal)

Hunx – Always Forever – Hairdresser Blues LP (Hardly Art)
Sea Pinks – Lake Superior – Freak Waves LP (Cass/Flick)
Cosines – The Answer – Cosines Demo DL (self-released)
Grimes – Oblivion – Visions LP (4AD)

Shopping – Consumer Complaints – Demo DL (self-released)
Honeysuck – Snake Pit – Honeysuck 7" (Queen Of Swords)
Chastity Belt – Ponytail – Dude DL (self-released)
English Singles – The Finer Points – Backstreet Pages 7'' (Slumberland)

Boomgates – Flood Plains – Double Natural LP (Bedroom Suck Records)
Tender Trap – Train From King's Cross Station – Ten Songs About Girls LP (Fortuna Pop!)

Compilations & Re-issues

va – Why Diet When You Could Riot (Tuff Enuff)
va – Country Soul Sisters: Women In Country Music 1952-78 (Soul Jazz records)
Josef K – Sorry For Laughing / The TV Art Demos (LTM)

Favourite music apps on Android
Discogs Scan
Vinyl Scrobbler

Most listened to tracks according to last.fm during 2012
Dorotea – We've Had Enough, Pt 2
Deicide – Sacrificial Suicide
Orange Juice – Satellite City
Northern Picture Library – Catholic Easter Colours
Terry Malts – Something About You
Tropical Popsicle – The Tethers
Saint Etienne – Over the Border
Petty Crime – Mathematics
Petty Crime – Closed Eyes
Slowcoaches – Drag
Petty Crime – Forfeit Intent
Household – Go Away
Dear Marje – Soft And Sweet
Modernettes – Barbra
Terry Malts – Tumble Down
Frankie Rose  – Know Me
Radar Eyes – I Am
The Tights – Bad Hearts
Pheromoans – Darby Joan & Fosters
Las Kellies – Erase You

What you are looking for but, for fuck sake, support the artists and buy the releases too
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Jayd said...

That Swearin' LP is pure gold!

Daniel Novakovic said...


noone to cut my hair for said...

jaaa! som jag väntat på denna!