Seriously WTF guy
Anyhow there is some good new shit out there, so here are a few of the things that I've heard lately worth listening to.
Stupid fucking band name that makes shit that sounds way too much like Arcade Fire and Beirut but is actually phenomenal.
Fanfarlo - "I'm a Pilot"
The Answering Machine
You're so money and you don't even know it.
Ma'am, where do all the high school girls hang out around here?
Another pretty much pathetic attempt at a band name. Name aside, they busted out the hook of the year in this track Cliffer. Their other stuff is really good too.
The Answering Machine - "Cliffer"
I am bizarrely in love with the band Phoenix. Basically, if I had to describe the median 50% percentile mean or whatever of my musical spectrum, I'd put Phoenix right there in my sweet spot. Sense any did that make? Anyhow, looks like they have a new track out and it's wonderful.
Phoenix - "1901"
Another band that's pretty much in that sweet spot for me. Sometimes they miss, but they never shank, and when they nail it (In the Morning), it makes me wonder how 10,000 years ago, their ancestors didn't manage to crush any organism that I could have possibly descended from. Their new tracks are actually sounding pretty good, with this one being the best.
Junior Boys - "Parallel Lines"
Here we go Magic
This ring is not a metaphor.
This jam was the first real cracker of the year for me. Much more interesting rhythmically than Luke Temple's solo stuff. If not for the aforementioned lazybitchiness, this woulda had a full post a month ago, and I'd have perfect abs.
Here we go Magic - "Tunnelvision"
On the radar (I've been sitting still for too long to write anything more about any more bands): CFCF, The XX, Fever Ray, I Blame Coco, Heartless Bastards, Pains of being Pure at Heart