Stand out albums of 2012…so far

I’ll admit, I was a little concerned about 2012 in the early months. It was a slow start in music land. Thankfully the releases are now flowing in like crazy. So, before we get stuck into the latter half of the year. Here are some stand out releases you may have missed. In chronological order! And please, speak up about any glaring omissions – recommend, comment away!

 

Whirr – ‘Pipe Dreams’ (13/03/12)

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Young Prisms – ‘In Between’ (27/03/12)

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Lotus Plaza – ‘Spooky Action At A Distance’ (02/04/12)

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Airiel – ‘Kid Games’ (01/05/12) [EP]

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Beach House – ‘Bloom’ (15/05/12)

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Violens – ‘True’ (15/05/12)

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Dead Mellotron – ‘Glitter’ (21/05/12)

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Broken Water – ‘Tempest’ (29/05/12)

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Crocodiles – ‘Endless Flowers’ (04/06/12)

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A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Worship’ (26/6/12)*

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So what’s to look forward to? Ringo Deathstarr have sent their second record off for mastering, The Laurels ‘Plain’ is sounding great (out July 13), Arc In Round arrives later in the month, plus Echo Lake, DIIV, Twin Shadow, Wild Nothing and who knows, My Bloody Valentine might deliver a new LP!? Its in the lap of the rock gods for now… fingers, toes and eyes crossed.