Released July 31, 2012 via Maybach Music Group
Released July 23 via 4AD
Released June 26, 2012 via Maybach Music Group
Rick Ross and his MMG affiliates got it right the second time around. Self Made, Vol. 1 is a mixture of unoriginal, repetitive beats and bland lyricism that leaves you feeling slightly abandon by the genre you look to for inspiration. Volume 2 however, is a completely different story.
Released June 12, 2012 via Mom + Pop Records.
“I’m just as fucked up as they say/I can’t fake the daytime/Found an entrance to escape into the dark,” an opening line to set the precedence for the record. According to a letter, not a blog, but a letter frontman Emily Haines wrote to her family, friends and fans, Synthetica is about identifying with your own reflection, deciphering real from artificial.
Released May 22, 2012 via Arts & Crafts.
Her name is Al Spx, the enigmatic Toronto-native records under the name Cold Specks. At 24-years old, this Canadian has released a remarkable debut album I Predict A Graceful Expulsion.
The Baltimore-based dream pop duo Beach House released their fourth LP May 15th via Sub Pop, following their critically acclaimed 2010 release Teen Dream. The predecessor was thought to be unbeatable, to my amazement, Bloom sprung up and surpassed all expectations.