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I love doing year end roundup coverage and I’m still waiting to put up the bands to watch list, so I thought we’d highlight some of the great bands we discovered over the past year. Some of them made our 2011 bands to watch list, some of them didn’t, some of them aren’t even NEW but rest assured they all rule. As per the usual, you can download a great mp3 from each of the bands at the links.

The Strangers Family Band

Les Rallizes Denudes
Best Coast
Happy Birthday

Caitlin Rose
Eternal Summers
Wild Palms
White Fence
Cloud Nothings
Hey Sholay
The Invisible Hand

Fair Ohs
Monster Rally
Family Trees
Silver Machine
Hot Spa
Fergus & Geronimo
The Jim Jones Revue
Jeffertitti’s Nile
Mind Spiders
Shimmering Stars
Young Sinclairs
Son of Rams
The N.E.C
Velvet Davenport
Dominant Legs
The Splinters
The Vaccines
The Babies
Las Robertas
Heavy Hawaii
Francois & The Atlas Mountains
Myelin Sheaths
Pete Drake
Mess Folk
Black Mekon
Man The Hunter
Navajo Bixby
Demon’s Claws
French Kissing
Whatever Brains
The Castillians
Bass Drum of Death
Dead Ghosts
Sonny & The Sandwitches
Crusaders of Love
Bleeding Knees Club
Straight Arrows
Hello My Name Is Red
Sauna Youth
School Knights
Tree Hopping
The Meanest Boys
Ghost Outfit

And due to high demand you can download a track from each artist put into a zip folder right here.

What’s up, Michigan? I’m pretty sure that before this moment, right now, the last time I thought about Michigan was like, 2005 when they played the Rose Bowl or something. Not sure if I should say thankfully, but Ann Arbor’s Man The Hunter has brought the Great Lake State back into my mind. For the past 3 minutes, I’ve tried to google this band (my research methods are the greatest) to find out anything and I’ve come up completely empty handed. This leads me to believe, along with the fact that they’ve got 20 friends on myspace, that I’ve obviously discovered them. Not really, I think Tweaking Trays gets that honor, but I’m on the bandwagon early, damnit. ‘Less For You’ is a fucking good find, though. It fulfills all my criteria for songs: bright (this English weather gets me down); immediate (no longer wasting time trying to ‘get’ bands – I’m looking at you, Panda Bear); surfy (I got that weak California blood); fun (I’m here for fun, always winning); and a touch of fuzz (yep, still on the lo-fi train). So let me repeat, without all the useless facts about the author, bright, surfy, immediate, fun and fuzzy. This song reminds me a lot of if Cloud Nothings was from a more boring state (didn’t think it was possible) but keep Man The Hunter on your radar, or let me do it for you. This shit is great.

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