The Music of 2012: January – June | Part One

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Now that I've cleared my conscious of the lost and forgotten tunes of 2011, it's time to find out what music's been up to so far in 2012. Believe it or not, music persists. In spite of my absence from the information country highway. I know, I was surprised, too.

So, in the time-honored tradition of shared experience, I'll spend the next five posts bringing ya'll up to speed on what's been surging through my ear buds, spilling out of my speakers, and/or casually putzing around the corners of my mind like a Sunday drive in Grandpa's Buick LeSabre. As per usual, let us know what you've been diggin'-on lately. It may just make its way into the hearts of thousands over the airwaves.

– The Music Director

Cloud Nothings – "Fall In"
Attack on Memory (January 24) 

First Aid Kit – "King of the World"
The Lion's Roar (January 24) 

Porcelain Raft – "Put Me To Sleep"
Strange Weekend (January 24) 

Sharon Van Etten – "Serpents"
Tramp (February 7) 

Dr. Dog – "That Old Black Hole"
Be the Void (February 7) 

Heartless Bastards – "Parted Ways"
Arrow (February 14)