December 5, 2011
In the UK, people go really apeshit over this thing called the BBC Sound of 2012. Whether they agree or not, my googlereader and twitter feed have been clogged up with shit about this poll done by the popular UK clique of bloggers and music industry people. I, however, was involved with the Blog Sound of 2012, which quite frankly, is also ridiculous but I submitted by picks on the off-chance that one of them might make a sneak appearance in the long-list. Today the long-list was announced, and I only had to laugh because 0 of my picks got on the list. I wonder how many other bloggers were completely shut out of this blog-sound of 2012 thing? Probably none. What follows, is the list of the Blog Sound of 2012 and then my list and why each one of those bands should be on the list, but isn’t…
Lianne La Havas
The Good Natured
Beth Jeans Houghton
I mean, one of these bands was described as “Mumford & Son approved folk”. I don’t think I need to make any other comment.
Nu Rave Brain Wave Blog Sound of 2012 picks: (not to be confused with my tips for 2012, coming later)
The Bell Peppers – An unbelievable Manchester trio (or duo, now, not sure) that makes ridiculously smooth, effortless, fresh 50s/60s doo-wop-pop and an album of Nirvana covers that ruled. If they don’t release something in 2012, I’ll just have to go back up to Manchester and harass them (consider this done once already).
mp3: The Bell Peppers – Cry Baby
Fidlar – Straight up the best punk band in LA. If FIDLAR don’t make an impact in 2012, I will eat my foot.
mp3: Fidlar – Oh
Pangea – Straight up the second best punk band in LA. If Pangea don’t go somewhere in 2012, I’ll eat my other foot and install prosthetic feet with roller skates attached to them.
mp3: Pangea – Shitty
Ghost Outfit – Another Manchester pick, wrote one of my favorite songs of 2011 and just released a sick 7″. They’re definitely going somewhere with their deft command of noisy pop songs.
mp3: Ghost Outfit – I Was Good When I Was Young
Royal Headache – This Aussie band released an album in 2011 (one of my favorites of the year) and were mostly overlooked which is why 2012 will probably see them make some sort of definite name for themselves.
mp3: Royal Headache – Down The Lane
Blogs involved in the Blog Sound of 2012:Breaking More Waves, God Is In the TV, Sweeping The Nation, The Von Pip Musical Express, The Recommender, Faded Glamour, Drunken Werewolf, Flying With Anna, Not Many Experts,Underclassed Idle Ideas, Sonic Masala, Mudkiss, The Pop Cop, The Ring Master, Both Bars On, Music From A Green Window, Dots And Dashes, The Daily Growl, And Everyone’s A DJ, Kowolskiy, Just Music That I Like,Cruel Rhythm, The Blue Walrus, Music Fans Mic, Seventeen Seconds, Eaten By Monsters, Seven Sevens,Unpeeled, New Rave Brain Wave (LOL), Peenko, Music Liberation and Song By Toad.