generic propecia The Buzz About 2012 - Our Favorite Music

The Buzz About 2012 - Our Favorite Music

We have listened to many strong records in 2012, and been in awe of powerful live performances.

First, we present a list of our contributors' favorite records of 2012.

Second, a group of our reviewers and contributors, with fifteen to twenty years of individual music industry experience voted on their favorite new artist of 2012. Highly debated, but a welcomed surprise.

We look forward to the great music of 2013!

The Buzz About Staff

Our Contributors' 2012 Favorites:

Regina Spektor - What We Saw From the Cheap Seats

Avett Brothers - The Carpenter

The Lumineers - The Lumineers

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

Admiral Fallow - Tree Bursts in Snow

Shovels and Rope - O' Be Joyful

Brandi Carlile - Bear Creek

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...

Cat Power - Sun

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - The Lion The Beast The Beat

Beth Orton - Sugaring Season

Rose Cousins - We Have Made a Spark

Adrien Reju - The Lucky Ones

Anais Mitchell - Young Man in America

The Buzz About's Favorite New Artist of 2012:

Hailing from Broken Arrow, OK, JD McPherson, a former art teacher, released Signs & Signifiers in 2012. JD traveled to Chicago to record Signs & Signifiers at Hi-Style studio, which is housed in the attic of producer/bassist/studio owner Jimmy Sutton’s home and is 100% analog.

Lauded as “a sound that is vibrantly reminiscent of 50s after hours dancehall hits mixed with angsty tunes to appease the most brooding bluesman,” (Yahoo! Music) JD and his band have blazed the country this year with his “timeless, forward-thinking rock & roll” (Rolling Stone). His self-directed video for “North Side Gal” has garnered over a million views to date.

JD McPherson is our favorite new artist of 2012. In addition to live performances that have audiences dancing in sold out standing room only venues, it turns out McPherson is a nice guy. Humble and gracious with his time, he is seemingly in awe of his success. "I wasn't sure anyone would come over to the stage," JD shared with us as people filled the grounds to hear him perform at the 2012 XPoNential Music Festival.

We include the aforementioned YouTube clip of "North Side Gal," from Signs & Signifiers, but encourage listeners to take in the project as a whole. Perhaps summed up best by Patrick Doyle for Rolling Stone, "McPherson may sound like a purist, but he's a sharp songwriter, and his punk spirit and wry wordplay make this more than just a time trip."

Ingenious lyrics and skillful musicality are at the heart of Signs & Signifiers, and the heart and humility of JD McPherson make his infectious melodies resonate.

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"North Side Gal"

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