Tracklist as follows:
1. Dirty Thing - Telekinesis (Youtube)
One of the achingly catchy songs off of Telekinesis' latest EP, 'Parallel Seismic Conspiracies,' "Dirty Thing" is light and everything you're looking for in an "indie" sound... distorted and sounding like it was recorded in a basement.
2. Cameras - Matt & Kim (Youtube)
Power indie synth pop couple, Matt and kim released 'Sidewalks' in November. Following their album, 'Grand' it's hard to imagine anything better than "Daylight." While 'Sidewalks' isn't mind blowing, there are some amazing combinations of synth and orchestral sounds that are undeniably head bob inducing.
3. Telephone - Pomplamoose (Youtube)
Who can resist covers and remixes? Not ChipperDemon. Pomplamoose covers Lady Gaga. Not only is the song fresh (really, the perfect word for it), but the video is just fun to watch.
4. Lose It (In the End) ft. Ghostface Killah - Mark Ronson (Youtube)
Just when you thought Mark Ronson couldn't get any better, the Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. upcoming album, 'Record Collection' sings right to the synth loving, simple yet brilliant tunes heart. 'Record Collection' is expected to release this month featuring collaborations with Q-Tip, D’Angelo, Duran Duran and other music gods.
5. By Some Miracle - Philip Selway (Youtube)
Radiohead's drummer, Philip Selway's solo-debut album, Familial, is delightfully simple and unlike Radiohead, sweetly short. Album release from Nonesuch Records: August 31
6. Don't Turn the Lights On - Chromeo (Youtube)
Chromeo's single, "Don't Turn the Lights On" off of their album, 'Business Casual' (released August 17th), is a step down from their work off of their last album, 'Fancy Footwork,' but it is still 80's-esque.
7. Coquet Coquette - Of Montreal (Youtube)
At the end of June, Of Montreal released the single, "Coquet Coquette" off of latest album, and it sounds just like Of Monteal.
8. Down By the Water - The Drums (Youtube)
Ladies, prepare to swoon. The Drums' self titled album released in September features, "Down by the Water," a heart lulling combination of 50's and 80's music finesse.
9. Learning - Perfume Genius (Youtube)
A painfully good debut album, "Learning" by Perfume Genius, is another great product of the Seattle music scene.
10. Everytime I'm with You ft. Jason Lytle - Sparklehorse (Youtube)
Love albums beyond the grave? Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse were collaborating on 'Dark Night of the Soul' with the aim to release last year, but after a dispute with the label and two of the artists' deaths, the album was finally released July 13th. The whole album is a collection of music genius.
11. Communion - Maximum Balloon
The new TV on the Radio album released in August features several impressive guest voices. We have to say, TV on the Radio has brought it to the next level.
12. Swimming - Breathe Owl Breathe (Youtube)
Summer innocence is encapsulated in this easy breezy jam.
13. I Want the World to Stop - Belle and Sebastian (Youtube)
While it doesn't appear Belle & Sebastian have any intention of changing (not that they should), their November released album, 'Write About Love,' continues their signature sound of gentle whispering and ideal background music.
14. Winds of Change - Fitz & the Tantrums (Youtube)
Brought to you by a recent HTC commercial, "Winds of Change" by the Fitz & The Tantrums is the most recent sounding song by the band. Described as a "soul/pop band," the Fitz & The Tantrums and their album, 'Pickin’ Up The Pieces' sound like they belong at the kind of club that would feature both OutKast and James Brown.
15. Living in America - DOM (Youtube)
Once getting past images of James Brown in Rocky IV, this song beckons you down into a warm pop casserole of fuzzy blankets that will stay with you for days. Almost certain to be a sure fire, post-modern Nationalist anthem for a disenchanted generation inheriting an other-wise tasteless heritage of boojy musique. Enjoy. And enjoy again.
16. Crime Pays - Bear Hands (Youtube)
"Crime Pays" off of Bear Hands Nov. 2nd released album, 'burning bush supper club,' exemplifies the band's evolution from simple guitar riffs to more complicated instrumental compilations.
17. I Walked - Sufjan Stevens (Youtube)
It really depends what song you hear first off of Sufjan Stevens' latest album, 'The Age of Adz' to find it crazy or genius. "I Walked" is so mastered it seems impossible that it even exists.
Body Shot - Electric Six