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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

December 29, 2011 Comments off

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 Your Eyes”

Slowtrain (Austin) “Not the Only One”

Kurt Vile & The Violators (Philadelphia) “Baby’s Arms”

Laze & Royal (LA) “Thrashed” @lazeandroyal

Alex Clare (London) “Treading Water” @alexanderclare

Pure X (Austin) “Heavy Air” @pure_x

Harvey Smith Salute (London) @theclientele (Music coming but there’s a compilation video that looks rad)

Le Corps Mince de Françoise (Helsinki) “Cool and Bored” @lcmdf

Kate Todd (Toronto) “Drive” @katetodd

Phantom (Montreal) “We Float” @thisisphantom

Kids in Glass Houses (Cardiff) “Matters at All”

Sarah Jarosz (Austin) “Annabelle Lee” @sarahjarosz

Memory Tapes (NJ) “Yes I Know” @memorytapes (cool video)

Niki and the Dove (Stockholm) “Under the Bridges” @nikiandthedove

Brasstronaut (Vancouver) “Slow Knots” @brasstronaut

These Kids Wear Crowns (Chilliwack BC) “Break it Up” @tkwc

Julianna Barwick (Brooklyn) “Flown” (@juliannabarwick)

Mother Falcon (Austin) (@motherfalconmus)

My Name is John Michael (NOLA) @mynameisjm

Esben and the Witch (Brighton)

Family of the Year @familyoftheyear (LA)

New Music Monday: The Coppertone, Little Dragon, Slowtrain, These Kids Wear Crowns, Laura Jansen

August 8, 2011 Comments off

Staff picks from @semaphoremusik

The Coppertone (Amanda Zelina) (Toronto) “Black Water” @thecoppertone

Little Dragon (Gothenburg) “Ritual Union” @twittledragon

Slowtrain (Austin) “Bound to Find You Out”

These Kids Wear Crowns (Chilliwack) “Jumpstart” @tkwc

Laura Jansen (LA) “The End” @laurajansen

New Music Weekend: Brasstronaut, These Kids Wear Crowns, Tribes, Porcelain Raft, White Wires

May 13, 2011 Comments off

Staff picks:

Brasstronaut (Vancouver) “Slow Knots” @brasstronaut

These Kids Wear Crowns (Chilliwack BC) “Break it Up” @tkwc

Tribes (Camden, UK)  “We Were Children” @tribesband

Porcelain Raft (London, UK) “Tip of Your Tounge” @porcelainraft

The White Wires (Ottawa) “Be True to Your School” @whitewires

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