Anastasia Cohen (Other Music Staff)

  • Best of 2012

    2012 was a hefty stew of hurricanes, presidential elections, and Mayan prophecies. Luckily, the year also saw some excellent new album releases. Here is a selection of some of my personal favorites (in alphabetical order). See you in 2013!

    New Releases
    CHAIN AND THE GANG "In Cool Blood" (K Records)
    DAUGHN GIBSON "All Hell" (White Denim)
    DEAN BLUNT & INGA COPELAND "Black Is Beautiful" (Hyperdub)
    FRANKIE ROSE "Interstellar" (Slumberland)
    GRASS WIDOW "Internal Logic" (HLR)
    HOLLIE COOK "Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook in Dub" (Mr Bongo)
    JOHN MAUS "A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material" (Ribbon Music)
    JOHN TALABOT "fIN" (Permanent Vacation)
    LIECHTENSTEIN "Fast Forward" (Fraction Discs)
    MAC DEMARCO "2" (Captured Tracks)
    MOON DUO "Circles" (Sacred Bones)
    NUDE BEACH "II" (Other Music Recording Co.)
    PSYCHIC ILLS "Hazed Dream" (Sacred Bones)
    ROYAL BATHS "Better Luck Next Life" (Kanine)
    THE BABIES "Our House on the Hill" (Woodsist)
    THEE OH SEES "Putrifiers II" (In the Red)
    THE SOFT MOON "Zeros" (Captured Tracks)
    TY SEGALL "Twins" (Drag City)
    WHITE FENCE "Family Perfume" (Woodsist)
    WILD NOTHING "Nocturne" (Captured Tracks)
    WOOLLEN KITS "Four Girls" (Trouble in Mind)
    WYMOND MILES "Under the Pale Moon" (Sacred Bones)

    Singles, Tapes & EPs
    BLACK TAMBOURINE "OneTwoThreeFour" EP (Slumberland)
    DUM DUM GIRLS "End of Daze" (Sub Pop)
    DUMP "NYC" (Presspop Music)
    FREAKAPUSS/SIC ALPS "Here Today, Here Tomorrow/New Trawgs III" (Drag City)
    GIRLS NAMES/WEIRD DREAMS "A Troubled See/House of Secrets (Tough Love)
    JACUZZI BOYS "Glazin'" (Burger Records)
    КРИЗИС “Портрет Портрет” (Cool in a Crisis)
    LA FEMME "Sur La Planche" (Le Podium)
    MOON DUO/PSYCHIC ILLS "Zoned/Take Me with You" (Sacred Bones)
    SAPPHIRE MANSIONS "Whispered in Sparks" (It's Raining)
    WHAT NEXT? "Trip" (Whim Records)

    BOB CHANCE "It's Broken!" (Trunk Records)
    THE CHEFS "Records & Tea - The Best of the Chefs" (Damaged Goods)
    CLEANERS FROM VENUS "Box Set Vol. 1" (Captured Tracks)
    DONNIE & JOE EMERSON "Dreamin' Wild" (Light in the Attic)
    DURUTTI COLUMN "Short Stories for Pauline" (Factory Benelux)
    V/A "FAC. DANCE 02 - FACTORY RECORDS 12" Mixes & Rarities 1980-1987" (Strut)
    JOSEF K "Sorry for Laughing" (LTM)
    LIVES OF ANGELS "Elevator to Eden" (Dark Entries)
    MONOCHROME SET "Strange Boutique" (Water)
    TOY LOVE "Live at the Gluepoint 1980" (Goner)
    THE WAKE "Here Comes Everybody + Singles (82-87) Box Set" (Captured Tracks)
    TRONICS "Love Backed By Force" (What's Your Rupture?!)
    V/A "Strange Passion" (Finders Keepers)
    V/A "Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92" (Soul Jazz)