Best New Music of January 2013

I was thinking a fun way to end each month would be to create a playlist for those interested. Nothing big. 20 songs that I found myself listening to the most over the course of the month.

A few highlights from this month: The Antlers do a sort of re-imagining of their 2011 song “No Windows” in the awesome orchestral Empty Castles (Technically released in Dec. 2012, but oh well); The first David Bowie song in almost 10 years; the addictive pop sound of Local Natives; A$AP Rocky killing it in his first studio single; and, Foxygen standing out as one of the great new artists of the year so far. Oh and let’s not forget the return of Yo La Tengo and Tegan and Sara.

I have made the play list available on groove shark here:

http://grooveshark.com/playlist/Best+Of+January+2013/82129937

In Alphabetical Order

1. The Antlers & Brent Arnold – Empty Castles (No Windows Refracted)

2. A$AP Rocky – Fuckin’ Problems (Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)

3. Avery Rosewater – Havana

4. David Bowie – Where are we Now

5. Foxygen – On Blue Mountain

6. Free Energy – Dance All Night

7. Iceage – Coalition

8. The Joy Formidable – This Ladder is Ours

9. Local Natives – Heavy Feet

10. Nightlands – So Far So Long

11. The Night Marchers – All Hits

12. Parquet Courts – Borrowed Time

13. Pillowfight – Get Your Shit Together

14. Raveena Aurora – Grey Eyes

15. Tegan and Sara – Closer

16. Toro y Moi – Say That

17. Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin – I Wear Black

18. Vintage Moon – Dissertation Games

19. Yo La Tengo – Ohm

20. Zoe Sky Jordan – Broken Bone

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