What if Ian Curtis hadn’t tragically died? Would Joy Division have organically developed a more dance sensible sound a la New Order or continued to make brooding ballads? Who knows, but while late naughties Philly is a world away from late 70s Manchester, newcomer Cold Cave has teased us with the possibilities on their track “Love Comes Close.”
Cold Cave – “Love Comes Close”
With a new Yeah Yeah Yeahs album and the scoring duties for an indie flick classic it’s an understatement to say that Karen O had a big year. The second single off It’s Blitz! will make you shake your butt off this Festivus.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Heads Will Roll”
So Justin Vernon decided that he’d like to do something else besides Bon Iver. Enter Volcano Choir. Enjoy Vernon start to further explore the textured sounds that he started to experiment with on For Emma, Forever Ago.
Volcano Choir – “Island IS”
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Higher than the Stars”
Grizzly Bear – “Two Weeks”
The National – “So Far Around the Bend”
Camera Obscura – “French Navy”
Florence + the Machine – A Kiss With a Fist
Jay Z (feat Alicia Keys) – “Empire State of Mind”