righteous sound: albums of 2012

December 31, 2012

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Big thanks to everyone who helped make this year great. 2k12 was uncomfortably transitional and I appreciate the support and love, y’all are the best. So here are the albums that made everything okay; there are no rankings as they inhabit similar summer homes within me.

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elvis depressedly – hotter sadness
Mat Cothran is some kinda séance and hotter sadness might be the pinnacle of his witchcraft.

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Hear Hums – Opens
Definitely didn’t get enough love as it deserved.

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Hundred Waters – Hundred Waters
A maiden voyage chock-full of elegance and Odyssean adventure.

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JSHIH – Interval
Long-awaited debut full-length was damn well worth the wait.

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Levek – Solemn Feeling, Forever Healing [Daytrotter Session via AWD Castles]
Levek – Look A Little Closer
Embracing the communal love found in Florida’s music scene, Levek’s sound matured in a subtle, down-right funky facet, creating one of the best live performances this year.

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Lil Ugly Mane – Mista Thug Isolation
Mista Thug Isolation was to 2012 like Mystic Styles was to 1995.

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Monster Rally – Beyond the Sea
Yet another, immersive collection of sounds from Ted Feighan.

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Motion Sickness of Time Travel – Motion Sickness of Time Travel
Rachel Evans does no wrong.

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Native Eloquence – EP
“Burn the music onto a blank CD, drive to the top of a mountain in the middle of the ocean, put the CD in the car stereo at 4:30 pm (weather conditions should be slightly cloudy with winds at 5 mph)” -Adam Hirsch on how to listen to his EP [via PORTALS]

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Nicole Miglis – Dark
Nicole Miglis – Nicole Miglis
The EP is no longer up online, but whoa nelly, if you’ve listened to Hundred Waters you recognize the power and grace behind Nicole Miglis’ voice.

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Some Ember – Hotel of Lost Light
Robert Smith sang at his own funeral before ascending into heaven.

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Spook Houses – The Trying LP
Gather your closest friends, grab a Bush camo can twelver, pile in your mid-90s Ford truck, turn on The Trying LP , drive through the night, scream every word, wonder if this is what your father did in the 80s.

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teen suicide – i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body
An average Teen Suicide track is 2 minute and 12 seconds.


teen suicide – DC snuff film
According to Last.fm, I spent 9 hours listening to teen suicide this year // I’m alright with that.

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Tropics – Nautical Clamor
First love of 2k12.

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UUUUUU – untouched by morning, untouched by noon
Solitude, within pensive landscapes.

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XXYYXX – XXYYXX
Infinite props to Marcel and the entire Relief in Abstract gang for what they accomplished this past year.

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Cheers to another fun year
Travis St

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