The Loop Special: A Look At 2012


Before we kickstart our end of the year review, let’s have a last minute edition of our loop, anticipating the most interesting new releases announced for the first months of the New Year and featuring previews of long awaited debuts from artists who generated a strong buzz during 2011, headed by Lana Del Rey, whose first album to be released in January, feels a bit rushed out trying to cash on the enormous success of ‘Video Games’. Frank Ocean; Azealia Banks; A$ap Rocky and Friends are also being tipped for big things in many sound of 2012 forecasts.

Among the big returns, Leonard Cohen will launch his twelfth studio album, ‘Old Ideas’, Lambchop, Leila & Raekwon also got new material ready and Sharon Van Etten; Gonjasufi; Cities Aviv; Perfume Genius and Field Music are generously giving away new tracks previewing their respective new efforts. Mark Lanegan Band; Shearwater or School Of Seven Bells arrived too late to be included, but they will certainly be making waves too.

Check this week’s special edition after the jump.

1-LANA DEL REY
Born To Die
(Universal)
2-FRANK OCEAN
Back
(Universal)
3-LEONARD COHEN
Show Me The Place
(Columbia)
4-AZEALIA BANKS
Grand Scam
(Self-Released)
5-A$AP ROCKY
Peso (Star Slinger Remix)
(Self-Released)
Download
6-CHAIRLIFT
Met Before
(Columbia)
7-SHARON VAN ETTEN
Serpents
(Jagjaguwar)
Download
8-LAMBCHOP
If Not I'll Just Die
(City Slang)
Download
9-TENNIS
Deep In The Woods
(Forest Family)
10-PORCELAIN RAFT
Put Me To Sleep
(Secretly Canadian)

11-ACTRESS
Rainy Dub
(Honest Jon's)
12-GONJASUFI
Nickels & Dimes
(Warp)
Download
13-LEILA
(disappointed cloud) Anyway
(Warp)
Download
14-DAMIEN JURADO
Nothing Is The News
(Secretly Canadian)
15-NEW BUILD
Misery Loves Company
(Lanark)
Stream
16-BLACK STAR
You Already Knew
(Self-Released)
17-SOKO
I Thought I Was An Alien
(Nowness)
18-SHANELL FEAT. LIL WAYNE & DRAKE
So Good
(Cash Money)
19-MOUNT EERIE
Dystorted Cymbals
(K Records)
20-THE BIG PINK
Hit The Ground (Superman)
(4AD)
21-CITIES AVIV
Wet Dream
(Self-Released)
Download
22-FIELD MUSIC
(I Keep Thinking About A New Thing) A New You
(Memphis Industries)
Download
23-JONSI
Gathering Stories
(Columbia)
24-DOMO GENESIS
IDGAF
(OFWGKTA)
25-RAEKWON FEAT. CAPONE-N-NOREAGA
Chupacabra
(Self-Released)
Download
26-EXPENSIVE LOOKS
Nothing More
(Self-Released)
Download
27-MARVELOUS DARLINGS
I Don't Want To Go The Party
(Self-Released)
Download
28-DAFT PUNK FEAT. TRS-80 & ARIEL PINK
Star Sailor (Float Away (EP)
(Vynil International)
29-TALL FIRS
Crooked Smiles
(ATP)
Stream
30-BROWN BREAD & VAN HOLT
Why Are You So Damn Agreable?
(Self-Released)
31-FRIENDS
My Boo
(Lucky Number)
32-PERFUME GENIUS
All Waters
(Matador)
Download
33-GABRIEL BRUCE
Sleep Paralysis
(Off Modern)
34-BLEACHED
Electric Chair
(Suicide Squeeze)
35-CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG FEAT. BECK
Paradisco
(Because)
Download Azari & III Remix
36-AIR FEAT. VICTORIA LEGRAND
Seven Stars
(Source)
Download
37-A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
So Far Away (Onwards To The Wall EP)
(Dead Oceans)
38-MATTHEW DEAR
Headcage
(Ghostly)
Listen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9qDXmFOJWQ39-VCMG
Spock
(Mute)
40-BOWERBIRDS
Tuck The Darkness In
(Dead Oceans)

An extended selection of our current favourite tracks can be heard @ our hype machine page.

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