I thought I'd pretend like I was some sort of major music blog and tell everyone a few of my favorite new songs (artists and videos) from 2011. I feel like a lot of really great stuff came out last year, or maybe I've just been paying closer attention.
"nothing can change this love" -TASHAKI MIYAKI
This LA band is so shrouded in mystery, which makes me like them even more. I have a chance to interview them soon, very excited. Been loving on all of their covers, including this and "All I have to do is dream," and self-titled EP.
"Don't Go Out Tonight" -IDIOT GLEE
Got a chance to interview James Friley last time he came to Austin to play a show. Haven't been able to stop listening to his music since. Super talented, and if you read his Twitter, all he talks about is food.
"July" -YOUTH LAGOON
From Boise, Idaho, this kid (Trevor Powers) has been getting the most attention out of this top 5 this past year. His debut album is 100% good, which is hard to come by.
"Sweetest Touch" -GROSS MAGIC
Obsessed with all of Teen Jamz, but this song is my favorite. Dig his (Sam McGarrigle) whole vibe.
"Easy" -PURE X
Straight out of Austin, and genius video by Malcolm Elijah.
Bonus guilty pleasure song: "BLUE JEANS" - LANA DEL REY
"Lord Knows Best" -DIRTY BEACHES
2011 felt so long, I didn't realize Dirty Beaches was 2011. Badlands slays me.