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DrBeeper Faves of 2012


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2012 DrB compilations

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Albums
Singles and EP’s
remixes, reissues, compilations, compendiums and continuous mixes
Live recordings
Too late for review



Album releases


01 Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself
02 Sonny & The Sunsets – Longtime Companion
03 Black Market Karma – Comatose
04 Japandroids – Celebration Rock
05 Giant Giant Sand – Tucson
06 King Tuff – King Tuff
07 Ty Segall & White Fence – Hair
08 Wooden Wand – Blood Oaths Of The New Blues
09 David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
10 Tame Impala – Lonerism

11 Peaking Lights – Lucifer
12 Ty Segall – Twins
13 Haight-Ashbury – Haight-Ashbury 2 The Ashburys
14 Sea Pinks – Freak Waves
15 Beach House – Bloom
16 Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits
17 Pond – Beard, Wives, Denim
18 MV and EE – Space Homestead
19 Black Market Karma – Easy Listening
20 White Wires, the – WWIII
21 Antony And The Johnsons – Cut The World
22 Menomena – Moms
23 Fidlar – Fidlar
24 Lyle Lovett – Release Me
25 Woods – Bend Beyond

26 Digital Leather – Sponge
27 Spirtualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
28 Black Market Karma – Cocoon
29 Diamond Rugs – Diamond Rugs
30 Disappears – Pre Language
31 Allah-Las – Allah-Las
32 First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
33 Jack White – Blunderbuss
34 Strawberry Whiplash – Hits In The Car
35 Earth – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
36 Bob Mould – Silver Age
37 Fresh And Onlys, the – Long Slow Dance
38 Calexico – Algiers
39 Royal Baths – Better Luck Next Life
40 Magnetic Fields, the – Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
41 Brian Eno – Lux
42 Richard Hawley – Standing At The Skys Edge
43 Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse
44 Foxygen – Take the Kids Off Broadway
45 Angus Stone – Broken Brights
46 White Fence – Family Perfume Vol. 2
47 Passion Pit – Gossamer
48 Vaccines, the – Come Of Age
49 White Rabbits – Milk Famous
50 Raveonettes, the – Observator

51 – 75
Brendan Benson – What Kind of World
Golden Boys, the – Dirty Fingernails
Hacienda – Shakedown
Mars Volta, the – Noctourniquet
Mazes – Mazes Blazes
Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin – Instrumental Tourist
Soundtrack Of Our Lives, the – Throw It To The Universe
Toddi Wellman – -
Men, the – Open Your Heart
Hives, the – Lex Hives
Young, the – Dub Egg
Expo ‘70 – Journey Through Astral Projection
Haunted Leather – Red Road
Alabama Shakes – Boys And Girls
Beachwood Sparks – The Tarnished Gold
Cookie Duster – When Flying Was Easy
Crocodiles – Endless Flowers
Flaming Lips, the – The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends
Future of the Left – The Plot Against Common Sense
Jaill – Traps
Lambchop – Mr. M
Lee Ranaldo – Between The Times and The Tides
Left Lane Cruiser & James Leg – Painkillers
Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
Mind Spiders – Meltdown

76 – 100
Moneybrother – This Is Where Life Is
Patti Smith – Banga
Peggy Sue – Peggy Sue Play the Songs of Scorpio Rising
Pontiak – Echo Ono
Robert Pollard – Jack Sells the Cow
Rocket Juice & The Moon – Rocket Juice & The Moon
Sleigh Bells – Reign Of Terror
Whigs, the – Enjoy the Company
Yppah – Eighty One
Best Coast – The Only Place
Black Pistol Fire – Big Beat ‘59
Bob Dylan – Tempest
DIIV – Oshin
Dr. Dog – Be The Void
Electronic Anthology Project, the – Of Dinosaur Jr
Ex-Cult – Ex-Cult
Explorers Club, the – Grand Hotel
Foxy Shazam – Church of Rock & Roll
Green Day – Uno!/Dos!/Tre!
Guided by Voices – Class Clown Spots a UFO
Mountain Goats, the – Transcendental Youth
Ramona Falls – Prophet
Terry Malts – Killing Time
Tilly and the Wall – Heavy Mood
Two Gallants – The Bloom and the Blight

101 – 156
AC Newman – Shut Down The Streets
Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
Asteroids Galaxy Tour, the – Out Of Frequency
Babies, the – Our House on the Hill
Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
Ball Park Music – Museum
Beach Boys, the – That’s Why God Made The Radio
Beth Hart – Bang Bang Boom Boom
Bleeding Knees Club – Nothing To Do
Bloc Party – Four (Deluxe Edition)
Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream
Brian Jonestown Massacre, the – Aufheben
Children Collide – Monument
Chris Cohen – Overgrown Path
Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
Cory Chisel And The Wandering Sons – Old Believers
Dallas Frasca – Sound Painter
Damien Jurado – Maraqopa
Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet On Sky
Dollyrots, the – The Dollyrots
Ezra Furman – The Year of No Returning
Fang Island – Major
Graham Coxon – A+E
Guided by Voices – The Bears for Lunch
Indian Jewelry – Peel It
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Meat and Bone
Kopecky Family Band – Kids Raising Kids
Laetitia Sadier – Silencio
Mastersons, the – Birds Fly South
Metric – Synthetica
Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks
Redd Kross – Researching the Blues
Ringo Deathstarr – Mauve
Saint Etienne – Words And Music
Seapony – Falling
Sheepdogs, the – The Sheepdogs
Sic Alps – Sic Alps
Slow Animal – Slow Animal
Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania
Soulsavers – The Light The Dead See
Spinto Band, the – Shy Pursuit
Spook Houses – Trying
Still Flyin’ – On a Bedroom Wall
Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II
These United States – These United States
Toy – Toy
Turbo Fruits – Butter
Vandelles, the – Strange Girls Don’t Cry
Wallflowers, the – Glad All Over
Wave Pictures, the – Long Black Cars
White Fangs – White Fangs
Wintersleep – Hello Hum
Yellow Ostrich – Strange Land
Young Prisms – In Between
ZZ Top – La Futura

157-255
22 20’s – Got It If You Want It
A Place To Bury Strangers – Worship
Afternoons, the – Fan Fiction
Allo Darlin’ – Europe
Avett Brothers, the – The Carpenter
Bad Books – II
Badly Drawn Boy – Being Flynn OST
Balmorhea – Stranger
Band of Horses – Mirage Rock
Ben Kweller – Go Fly A Kite
Beth Orton – Sugaring Season
Birdfingers – Birdfingers II
Bitch Prefect – Big Time
Black Bananas – Rad Times Xpress IV
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Cobra Juicy
Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe
Bright Moments – Natives
Bronx Cheerleader – Real Punks Don’t Sing About Girls
Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
Cat Power – Sun
Cate Le Bon – Cyrk
Cowbell – Beat Stampede
Craig Finn – Clear Heart Full Eyes
Cribs, the – In the Belly of the Brazen Bull
Cult, the – Choice Of Weapon
Dandy Warhols, the – This Machine
Dark Dark Dark – Who Needs Who
Delta Spirit – Delta Spirit
dEUS – Following Sea
Earlimart – System Preferences
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Here
Emily Wells – Mama
Exitmusic – Passage
Family Band – Grace And Lies
Fergus & Geronimo – Funky Was the State of Affairs
Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel
Gemma Ray – Island Fire
Get Cape Wear Cape Fly – Maps
Guy Forsyth – The Freedom To Fail
Heavy, the – The Glorious Dead
He’s My Brother She’s My Sister – Nobody Dances In This Town
Howlin Rain – The Russian Wilds
Inclined Plane – The Backward Frontier
Jonquil – Point Of Go
Joseph Arthur – Redemption City
Julia Stone – By the Horns
Kaiser Chiefs – Start The Revolution Without Me
La Sera – Sees the Light
Leonard Cohen – Old ideas
Local H – Hallelujah! I’m A Bum
M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion
Meiko – The Bright Side
Mumford & Sons – Babel
Murder By Death – Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon
Music Tapes, the – Mary’s Voice
Mystery Jets – Radlands
Nada Surf – The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy
Negative Nancy – The Urge
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Americana
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
Neon Trees – Picture Show
New Cassettes – Winterhead
O. Children – Apnea
Oberhofer – Time Capsules II
Of Montreal – Paralytic Stalks
Paul McCartney – Kisses On The Bottom
Phèdre – Phèdre
Piano Magic – Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet
Pinback – Information Retrieved
Pop Levi – Medicine
Punch Brothers – Who’s Feeling Young Now?
Robert Pollard – Mouseman Cloud
Rocky Votolato – Television Of Saints
Rosie And Me – Arrow Of My Ways
Sam Flax – Age Waves
Samantha Glass – Mysteries From The Palomino Skyliner
Sea Of Bees – Orangefarben
Sea Wolf – Old World Romance
Silversun Pickups – Neck Of The Woods
Sleepy Sun – Spine Hits
Smoke Fairies – Blood Speaks
Soft Pack, the – Strapped
Suede – 8 Mind Track
Summer Twins – Summer Twins
Tennis – Young And Old
Thee Brandy Hips – Raincoat
Ting Tings, the – Sounds From Nowheresville
Tragically Hip, the – Now For Plan A
Trampled By Turtles – Stars And Satellites
Treefort – TrŠs Fort
Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon
U.S. Girls – GEM
Unknown Valley – Humming From the Grave
Violens – True
Wedding Present, the – Valentina
Yeasayer – Fragrant World
Young Fresh Fellows – Tiempo De Lujo
Yukon Blonde – TigerTalk

256-307
1 Minute Miracles – Don Van Vliet
Angie Stone – Rich Girl
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
Bobby Conn – Macaroni
Boy Friend – Egyptian Wrinkle
Chairlift – Something
Cosmic Birds – Chronicles Of The Windwar
Delilahs – Greetings From Gardentown
Dirty Three – Toward The Low Sun
Empires – Garage Hymns
Enemy, the – Streets In The Sky
Frank and Walters, the – Greenwich Mean Time
Gonjasufi – MU.ZZ.LE
Heidi Harris – In The Lee
Islands – A Sleep And A Forgetting
Joey Ramone – Ya Know
Keepaway – Black Flute
KingBees, the – Stepping Out ‘N’ Going
Klaus & Kinski – Herreros y Fatigas
Little Comets – Life Is Elsewhere
Little Wings – Made it Rain
Lumineers, the – The Lumineers
Maccabees, the – Given to the Wild
Macy Gray – Covered
Magic Castles, the – The Magic Castles
Margot And The Nuclear So And So’s – Rot Gut, Domestic
Matt & Kim – Lightning
Monochrome Set, the – Platinum Coils
Nighthawks, the – Damn Good Time
Nine Black Alps – Sirens
Penelopes, the – Never Live Another Yesterday
Phenomenal Handclap Band, the – Form & Control
Pomplamoose – Hey It’s Pomplamoose
Principles of Geometry – Burn the Land and Boil the Oceans
Public Image Ltd. – This is PiL
R. Stevie Moore – Free Pussy Riot
Regina Spektor – What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
Rosebuds, the – Love Deluxe
Rosie Thomas – With Love
Scissor Sisters – Magic Hour
Sébastien Tellier – My God Is Blue
Shins, the – Port of Morrow
Soundgarden – King Animal
Stomacher – Clara
Summer Girlfriends – Shockwaves
Teeth – The Strain
Terranova – Hotel Amour Nightporter
View, the – Cheeky For A Reason
Windmills – Keep Moving
Wooden Sky, the – Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun
Work Drugs – Absolute Bearing

308+
Black Swans, the – Occasion For Song
Chromatics – Drumless
Date Night, the – A Friend in Paris
Feeder – Generation Freakshow
Futureheads, the – Rant
Iggy Pop – Après
Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
Little Willies, the – For The Good Times
Milk, the – Tales from the Thames Delta
Owl City – The Midsummer Station
Races – Year Of The Witch



singles and EPs

01 T. Rex – Electric Sevens 4×7”
02 First Aid Kit – iTunes Session
03 Triangulo de Amor Bizarro – Ellas se Burlaron de mi Magia/Sus Hijas Entonaban Tus Cánticos Inflamados single
04 DZ Deathrays – No Sleep EP

05 Ty Segall & Feeling Of Love – tour split 7”
06 Andrew Bird – Hands of Glory EP
07 Black Angels, the – Watch Out Boy/I’d Rather Be Lonely 7”
08 Feistodon – split 7”
09 Louise Quinn and Kid Loco – Oh Jackie EP
10 Flaming Lips/Mastadon – A Spoonful Weighs A Ton split 7”
11 JEFF the Brotherhood – Hypnotic Knights EP
12 Ride Into The Sun – Drown Your Soul bw The Devil’s Soul 7”
13 Vaccines, the – No Hope EP
14 Black Moth Super Rainbow – Windshield Smasher single
15 Raveonettes, the – Into The Night EP
16 Joy Formidable, the – Cholla EP
17 Sebadoh – Secret EP

the rest
Alabama Shakes – Heavy Chevy EP
Amen Dunes – Ethio Covers 7”
Andrew Bird – Give It Away EP
Animal Collective – Transverse Temporal Gyrus 12”
Antlers, the – Undersea EP
Arcade Fire – Sprawl II Ready To Start 12”
Beach Fossils – Shallow-Lessons single
Beach House – Lazuli 7”
Bobby Champs – Drag Queen EP
British Sea Power – EP 1
Chalk Talk – Bad Influences EP
Clash, the – London Calling [2012 Mix] 7”
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – We Almost Lost Detroit 12” EP
David Bowie – Starman 7”
Deerhoof and Of Montreal – split 7”
DJ KIcks: Photek – Levitation (The Remixes) single
Dum Dum Girls – End of Daze EP
Eisley – Deep Space EP
Frankie Rose – Night Swim EP
Fresh & Onlys, the – Presence of Mind single
Fresh & Onlys, the – Yes or No single
Grass Cannons – Vet Dream EP
Guided By Voices – Jon the Croc single
Houseboat – Would You Rather EP
I LIKE TRAINS – Beacons EP
JJ – High Summer EP
Josh Ritter – Bringing In The Darlings EP
Karen Elson – Milk & Honey 7”
Kills, the – The Last Goodbye EP
Lambchop – Democracy EP
Lana del Rey – Born To Die EP
Magnolia Shoals – Life Danced In The Flesh EP
Mary Onettes, the – Love Forever EP
Miles Kane – First Of My Kind EP
Mountain Man – Two EP
Nobunny – La La La La Love You single
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Everybody’s On The Run single
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Songs From The Great White North 12”
Real Estate – Easy 7”
Richard Hawley – Leave Your Body Behind You single
Ringo Deathstarr – Rip single
Rosie Thomas & Sufjan Stevens – Hit and Run Vol. 1 split 7”
Santigold – Disparate Youth single
Shark Week – EP
Shins, the – No Way Down/Fall of ‘82 (Swift Sessions)
Shins, the – Port Of Morrow [Bonus Tracks]
Soap and Skin – Voyage Voyage single
Spiritualized – Little Girl single
St. Vincent – Krokodil 7”
Tenacious D – Jazz 12”
Three Mile Pilot – Maps EP
Time Machine – Time Machine EP
Times New Viking – Over and Over EP
Two Door Cinema Club – Acoustic EP 12”
Vaccines, the – Please Please Do Not Disturb EP
Veronica Falls – My Heart Beats EP
White Stripes, the – Dead Leaves vault single
Why? – Sod In The Seed EP
Woods – Cali in a Cup single
Yo La Tengo – Stupid Things EP
Yppah – Film Burn CDS



remixes, reissues, compilations, compendiums and continuous mixes

01 DJs Food/Cheeba/Moneyshot – Caught in the Middle of a 3-way Mix
02 Mountain Goats, the – The Hound Chronicles
03 va – Third Man Records – Single Releases 2011
04 My Bloody Valentine – EP’s 1988-1991
05 va – Tributes Or Not Tributes Vol 7

6-14
Centro-matic – 24 Songs
Belle & Sebastian: Late Night Tales vol. 2
va – Just Tell Me That You Want Me A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
Be Good Tanyas, the – A Collection
va – Mojo Presents 04-2012: Come On Let’s Go! A Modern Jukebox
va – Pop Ambient 2012
Alex Chilton – Free Again The 1970 Sessions
Johnny Cash – The Essential Collection
Polyphonic Spree, the – Holidaydream Sounds of the Holidays Vol. One
Sufjan Stevens – Silver & Gold (5cd)

the rest
Amon Tobin – Boxset Sampler
Archers Of Loaf – Vee Vee
Association, the – The Complete Warner Bros. and Valiant Singles Collection (2CD)
Civil Wars, the – Barton Hollow
Daniel Johnston – Space Ducks: Soundtrack
DJ Shadow – Total Breakdown Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era. 1992-1996
Features, the – Still Lost Volume One
Felice Brothers, the – God Bless You Amigo
Joseph Arthur – Junkyard Hearts
Kiss – Destroyer [Resurrected]
Mark Lanegan – Dark Mark Does Christmas
Mountain Goats, the – Hot Garden Stomp
of Montreal – Daughter of Cloud
Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the – Acid Reflex (remixes)
Patrick Wolf – Sundark and Riverlight
R. Stevie Moore – Ariel Pink’s Picks Vol. 1
va – David Bash’s Top 100 Vol 1 (1-25)
va – DJ Kicks: Photek
va – DJ-Kicks: Maya Jane Coles
va – DJ-Kicks: The Exclusives
va – Hooks On The Beach
va – Kitsune America
va – Lowe Country – The Songs Of Nick Lowe
va – Mojo Presents 02-2012: Power, Corruption & Lies: Covered
va – Mojo Presents 03-2012: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen: Covered
va – Mojo Presents 05-2012: The World Of The Small Faces And Beyond
va – Mojo Presents 06-2012: Pet Sounds Revisited
va – Record Store Day Presents Coachella
va – Re-Machined A Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head
va – Tribute to the Fab Four – One (the PPC best of)
va – We Walk The Line – A Celebration Of The Music Of Johnny Cash
Wooden Shjips – Remixes 12”



Live recordings

Ha Ha Tonka – Agave, Avon CO 01-13

Howlin’ Rain – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY 02-08
Team Genius – Glasslands, Brooklyn 02-22

Wussy – Cake Shop NYC 03-03
Gary Clark Jr. – Waterloo Records, Austin TX, SXSW 03-16
Heartless Bastards – SXSW Hotel Vegan, Austin 03-17
Punch Brothers – Live at the Fillmore March 08, 2012 EP

War On Drugs – Bowery Ballroom NYC 04-08
fIREHOSE – Fulton 55, Fresno CA 04-13
Deer Tick – Georgia Theatre, Athens GA 04-25

Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips – Hemlock Tavern, SF (Galaxie 500 show) 05-11
Luther Dickinson – Joe’s Pub, NYC 05-14
Wandering, the – Joe’s Pub, NYC 05-14
White Fence – Aquarium Drunkard Lagniappe Sessions May 2012

Ha Ha Tonka – The Casbah, Durham NC 06-12
Pontiak – 285 Kent, Brooklyn NY, NYCTaper Northside Festival Showcase 06-14
Calexico and The German Film Orchestra Babelsberg – Potsdam, GER FM 06-30

Black Pistol Fire – Nutty Brown Amph., Austin TX 07-04
Lucius – Backyard Brunch Sessions, Brooklyn NY 07-14

Hiss Golden Messenger – Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh NC – Hopscotch Festival 09-07
Hiss Golden Messenger – King’s Barcade, Raleigh NC – Hopscotch Festival WXDU Day Show 09-07
Calexico – KSCI Studios. Tucson AZ (FM) 09-10
Calexico (Duo) – Rough Trade East in-store, London UK 09-13
Calexico – Konzerthaus, Vienna AUS 09-22

Mountain Goats – Bowery Ballroom, NYC 10-16

Calexico – Posthof Big Hall, Linz Austria 11-26

Kurt Vile and the Violators – Terminal 5, NYC 12-01
Deer Tick – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY 12-05

Tig Notaro – Live
Mark Lanegan Band – Live In Studio Antwerp December 2011
Afghan Whigs, the – Live in New York City
Calexico – Spiritoso (tour only)
Young Fresh Fellows – Live At The Triple Door December 3rd 2011

Karen Elson – Live At Third Man Records
Decemberists, the – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air
White Stripes, the – Live at The Gold Dollar
First Aid Kit – Live on KCRW
Lloyd Cole – Acoustic Sessions August 2012
Sondre Lerche – Bootlegs
Dinosaur Jr. – Chocomel Daze (live 1987)



Not reviewed: (too late or too lazy)

Babies, the – Our House on the Hill
Flaming Lips – One More Robot
Peaking Lights – Lucifer In Dub
Stunt Rock – What’s This Life For?
Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras Meet the Congos – Icon Give Thank

Tyvek – On Triple Beams
va – Mojo Presents_ Let’s Move – A Heavy Blues Collection
va – Your Psych Tunes Vol. 9_ Voices Green and Purple
Capsula – Dreaming of the Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Hola a Todo el Mundo – Ultraviolet Catastrophe

BWEDGE – Shrunken Head
Highlands – Singularity EP
Sheepdogs, the – Learn And Burn
Burnt Ones – Black Teeth & Golden Tongues

 

 

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