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Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic Jagjaguwar: 2013 Last Summer, the California duo of Jonathan Rado and Sam France took me by delightful surprise and released Take The Kids Off Broadway, which ended up being my…

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The Coup – Sorry To Bother You

The Coup - Sorry To Bother You Anti- Records: 2012 “Whole cities are haunted, ’cause some money bag nodded, and dropped the thought product of a Harvard grad upon it.” When it comes to getting a message across, the Coup is…

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Grizzly Bear – Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields Warp: 2012 The Yellow House gang will continue to clutch onto its baby — probably on vinyl —  while the band continues their rise to indie stardom. Veckatimest lovers wonder why they cannot find a “Two Weeks”-type single they can…

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Kid Koala – “8-Bit Blues” [Video]

I’ve been to a hefty share of concerts during my tenure here on this earth. No performance has left me shook quite like Kid Koala mixing up his mother’s favorite song, Audrey Hepburn’s take on “Moon River”. Kid Koala, like…

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Kitty Pryde – Haha I’m Sorry EP

Kitty Pryde - Haha I’m Sorry EP Self-released: 2012 There’s  a 19-year-old redhead female who goes by Kitty Pryde and she raps. She raps and then some of my favorite rappers really dig her, and then follow her on Twitter. She…

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Hot Sugar – Moon Money

Hot Sugar – Moon Money Ninja Tune: 2012 Yeah, this is a Ninja Tune record all right. Similar to legendary labelmate Amon Tobin, producer Hot Sugar (aka Nick Koenig) has a knack for crafting his pieces from sounds that can…

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Rashad – Museum

Rashad – Museum Self-released: 2012 Most of us here at Potholes remember Stalley’s Lincoln Way Nights very well. It easily cracked our Top 15 Free Albums & Mixtapes of 2011 list, largely due to killer 808s that all spawned exclusively…

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Watsky Announces North American Tour

Remember that pale kid who raps fast? George Watsky? Now you can see him rap fast, up close and personal, in a town near you. Watsky and his band will be hitting up 22 North American cities throughout July, and…

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O.C. & Apollo Brown – Trophies

O.C. & Apollo Brown – Trophies Mello Music Group: 2012 Ooh, baby, I like it raw. To hell with guest appearances. Gimmicks, begone. This is one emcee, and one producer, making a hip-hop record in its purest form. This is…

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Elaquent – The Scenic Route

Elaquent – The Scenic Route Stillmuzik: 2012 “greetings. elaquent makes beats. he watches batman. he plays sega. yuen woo-ping choreographs awesome fight scenes in hong kong movies. elaquent likes those aforementioned kung fu movies. he also makes beats. okbye.” That’s…