12 Hippest Songs of 2012

I’d like to apologize to all the fine tunes I had to leave out, but these dozen were the ones that I listened to the most. Enjoy.

alt-J, “Breezeblocks”
Father John Misty, “Nancy From Now On”
Grizzly Bear, “Yet Again”
Hospitality, “Eighth Avenue”
Mansions on the Moon, “Darkness”
Miniature Tigers, “Female Doctor”
Patrick Watson, “Quiet Crowd”
Poor Moon, “Holiday”
Rhye, “The Fall”
Sea Wolf, “Old Friend”
WhoMadeWho, “Below the Cherry Moon”
Wild Nothing, “Shadow”

Feel free to comment with your fave song of the year.


These guys define themselves as daytime disco, though their suave songs sound even better at night. Their first album, Pacific Standard Time, would make a great soundtrack for a loungey afterparty at your pad. This is the music that people who are ‘too cool to dance’ get down to.

Download the album off their website for $5, or hit up their SoundCloud page for more choice cuts.