#NewMusic Weekend: Slow Down, Molasses, Boy Friend, Me and My Drummer, Not Squares, Family of the Year

Top 5 this week from Sempahore Music staffers (subject always to the Ultimate Arbiter of Taste): Spotify playlist: Semaphore #NewMusic 5-14-12 1.  Slow Down, Molassas (Saskatoon) “Light” @slowdownmolasse 2.  Boy Friend (Austin) “Egyptian Wrinkle” @boyfriendmusiq 3.  Me and My Drummer (Berlin) “Heavy Weight” 4.  Not Squares (Belfast) “Fall Far” @notsquares 5.  Family of the Year […]

New Music Weekend: Our top 23 for 2011: New Music Weekend: Our Top 23 for 2011: Emily Zuzik, Phantogram, I Break Horses, Slowtrain, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Laze & Royal, Alex Clare, Pure X, Harvey Smith Salute, Le Corps Mince de Francoise, Kate Todd, Phantom, Kids in Glass Houses, Sarah Jarosz, Memory Tapes, Niki and the Dove, Brasstronaut, These Kids Wear Crowns, Julianna Barwick, Mother Falcon, My Name is John Michael, Esben and the Witch, Family of the Year

Top 23 for 2011 from Semaphore Music.  Why top 23?  10 is too restrictive, and when asked to list top 20, no one did, so top 23.  Supposedly across all genres but clearly isn’t. Emily Zuzik (Brooklyn) “You Want to Go Out Tonight” @emilyzuzik Phantogram (Saratoga Springs) “Running from the Cops” @phantogram I Break Horses (Stockholm) “Load […]