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PMW’s FAVORITE EPs of 2012
We’re talking EP’s. Shortplay albums. Not full lengths, but something different. No less important, and no less powerful. By no means, does a full album make an EP irrelevant, I chose to separate the two in an effort to shine a light on some smaller releases that might slipped by in the big year end album lists. 
As opposed to the Music Videos list, here i’ll try to number the list, based upon preference and my number of listens. Instead of going for an even 10, I used Tumblr’s photo post number and left it as a top 9 for EPs. 
Click title for band info and or purchase information. 
9.) "The Night Before EP" by Stumbleine - Subtle, striking and completely original. Stumbleine are a trippy-dream pop band that uses hip hop influences to bring out hazy pop treats.
8.) "Undersea" by The Antlers - Not as immediately engrossing as “Burst Apart” but an exciting collection of four songs that seem to be pushing the band into interesting new ground. 
7.) "Gallery" by Craft Spells - A collection of dreamy pop jams that carry more energy than a lot of today’s bedroom pop/ dream pop artists. It feels sort of lost in time, because I can easily imagine some outcast high school kid from 1989 putting these jams on a mixtape. They still sound fresh, but definitely indebted to another time. 
6.) "Kid Games" by Airiel - Lovely, feedback heavy, ethereal shoegaze treats. Totally caught by surprise as to just how good this release turned to be. 
5.) "End of Daze" by Dum Dum Girls - Impeccably crafted pop tracks that continue to delve into the darker territory that the band explored on the wonderful, “Only in Dreams”. 
4.) “Silent Hour / Golden Mile” by Daniel Rossen - Grizzly Bear’s not-so-secret weapon drops a killer solo EP  of dark, mysterious material that crosses grounds as varied as folk and prog experimentation. For me, this contains some of the best material that anyone in Grizzly Bear has released in recent years. It’s just a too short!
3.) "Hiding" by Tearjerker - These guys never disappoint. From their dreamy shoegaze sounds to their more jagged hypnagogic pop sounds, they just deliver. This EP finds the band branching out into more experimental sounds, and without fail, they nail every note. 
2.) "Kindred" by Burial - A short but effective three tracks is all it takes for Burial to create a mysterious ghost world that is filled with shadowy sounds and eerie vibes. It feels lived in, and inhabited by an artist that is not content with stuck in place. “Kindred” finds Burial taking his sound to an even darker place than before, and coming away with something incredibly easy to listen to, but also challenging and rewarding all the same. 
1.) "S/T" by Indoor Voices - I was a big fan of Indoor Voices’s full length, “Nevers”, but I was completely unprepared for how stunning I found the follow up EP. From the opening strum of “Still” to the closing hum of “Hung Out”, there is not a weak note to be found. The absolutely jaw dropping, “So Smart” is one of the best songs of the year, hands down, and the other three tracks that are found on the self titled EP aren’t far behind. It’s a flawless release and one that deserves be heard by anyone who who enjoys dream pop - or fuck, anyone who just enjoys good music. You will not be disappointed. 
All right. That is it for my list of favorite EPs of 2012. Albums and Songs of the year still to come. Thanks for reading!
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PMW’s FAVORITE EPs of 2012
We’re talking EP’s. Shortplay albums. Not full lengths, but something different. No less important, and no less powerful. By no means, does a full album make an EP irrelevant, I chose to separate the two in an effort to shine a light on some smaller releases that might slipped by in the big year end album lists. 
As opposed to the Music Videos list, here i’ll try to number the list, based upon preference and my number of listens. Instead of going for an even 10, I used Tumblr’s photo post number and left it as a top 9 for EPs. 
Click title for band info and or purchase information. 
9.) "The Night Before EP" by Stumbleine - Subtle, striking and completely original. Stumbleine are a trippy-dream pop band that uses hip hop influences to bring out hazy pop treats.
8.) "Undersea" by The Antlers - Not as immediately engrossing as “Burst Apart” but an exciting collection of four songs that seem to be pushing the band into interesting new ground. 
7.) "Gallery" by Craft Spells - A collection of dreamy pop jams that carry more energy than a lot of today’s bedroom pop/ dream pop artists. It feels sort of lost in time, because I can easily imagine some outcast high school kid from 1989 putting these jams on a mixtape. They still sound fresh, but definitely indebted to another time. 
6.) "Kid Games" by Airiel - Lovely, feedback heavy, ethereal shoegaze treats. Totally caught by surprise as to just how good this release turned to be. 
5.) "End of Daze" by Dum Dum Girls - Impeccably crafted pop tracks that continue to delve into the darker territory that the band explored on the wonderful, “Only in Dreams”. 
4.) “Silent Hour / Golden Mile” by Daniel Rossen - Grizzly Bear’s not-so-secret weapon drops a killer solo EP  of dark, mysterious material that crosses grounds as varied as folk and prog experimentation. For me, this contains some of the best material that anyone in Grizzly Bear has released in recent years. It’s just a too short!
3.) "Hiding" by Tearjerker - These guys never disappoint. From their dreamy shoegaze sounds to their more jagged hypnagogic pop sounds, they just deliver. This EP finds the band branching out into more experimental sounds, and without fail, they nail every note. 
2.) "Kindred" by Burial - A short but effective three tracks is all it takes for Burial to create a mysterious ghost world that is filled with shadowy sounds and eerie vibes. It feels lived in, and inhabited by an artist that is not content with stuck in place. “Kindred” finds Burial taking his sound to an even darker place than before, and coming away with something incredibly easy to listen to, but also challenging and rewarding all the same. 
1.) "S/T" by Indoor Voices - I was a big fan of Indoor Voices’s full length, “Nevers”, but I was completely unprepared for how stunning I found the follow up EP. From the opening strum of “Still” to the closing hum of “Hung Out”, there is not a weak note to be found. The absolutely jaw dropping, “So Smart” is one of the best songs of the year, hands down, and the other three tracks that are found on the self titled EP aren’t far behind. It’s a flawless release and one that deserves be heard by anyone who who enjoys dream pop - or fuck, anyone who just enjoys good music. You will not be disappointed. 
All right. That is it for my list of favorite EPs of 2012. Albums and Songs of the year still to come. Thanks for reading!
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PMW’s FAVORITE EPs of 2012
We’re talking EP’s. Shortplay albums. Not full lengths, but something different. No less important, and no less powerful. By no means, does a full album make an EP irrelevant, I chose to separate the two in an effort to shine a light on some smaller releases that might slipped by in the big year end album lists. 
As opposed to the Music Videos list, here i’ll try to number the list, based upon preference and my number of listens. Instead of going for an even 10, I used Tumblr’s photo post number and left it as a top 9 for EPs. 
Click title for band info and or purchase information. 
9.) "The Night Before EP" by Stumbleine - Subtle, striking and completely original. Stumbleine are a trippy-dream pop band that uses hip hop influences to bring out hazy pop treats.
8.) "Undersea" by The Antlers - Not as immediately engrossing as “Burst Apart” but an exciting collection of four songs that seem to be pushing the band into interesting new ground. 
7.) "Gallery" by Craft Spells - A collection of dreamy pop jams that carry more energy than a lot of today’s bedroom pop/ dream pop artists. It feels sort of lost in time, because I can easily imagine some outcast high school kid from 1989 putting these jams on a mixtape. They still sound fresh, but definitely indebted to another time. 
6.) "Kid Games" by Airiel - Lovely, feedback heavy, ethereal shoegaze treats. Totally caught by surprise as to just how good this release turned to be. 
5.) "End of Daze" by Dum Dum Girls - Impeccably crafted pop tracks that continue to delve into the darker territory that the band explored on the wonderful, “Only in Dreams”. 
4.) “Silent Hour / Golden Mile” by Daniel Rossen - Grizzly Bear’s not-so-secret weapon drops a killer solo EP  of dark, mysterious material that crosses grounds as varied as folk and prog experimentation. For me, this contains some of the best material that anyone in Grizzly Bear has released in recent years. It’s just a too short!
3.) "Hiding" by Tearjerker - These guys never disappoint. From their dreamy shoegaze sounds to their more jagged hypnagogic pop sounds, they just deliver. This EP finds the band branching out into more experimental sounds, and without fail, they nail every note. 
2.) "Kindred" by Burial - A short but effective three tracks is all it takes for Burial to create a mysterious ghost world that is filled with shadowy sounds and eerie vibes. It feels lived in, and inhabited by an artist that is not content with stuck in place. “Kindred” finds Burial taking his sound to an even darker place than before, and coming away with something incredibly easy to listen to, but also challenging and rewarding all the same. 
1.) "S/T" by Indoor Voices - I was a big fan of Indoor Voices’s full length, “Nevers”, but I was completely unprepared for how stunning I found the follow up EP. From the opening strum of “Still” to the closing hum of “Hung Out”, there is not a weak note to be found. The absolutely jaw dropping, “So Smart” is one of the best songs of the year, hands down, and the other three tracks that are found on the self titled EP aren’t far behind. It’s a flawless release and one that deserves be heard by anyone who who enjoys dream pop - or fuck, anyone who just enjoys good music. You will not be disappointed. 
All right. That is it for my list of favorite EPs of 2012. Albums and Songs of the year still to come. Thanks for reading!
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PMW’s FAVORITE EPs of 2012
We’re talking EP’s. Shortplay albums. Not full lengths, but something different. No less important, and no less powerful. By no means, does a full album make an EP irrelevant, I chose to separate the two in an effort to shine a light on some smaller releases that might slipped by in the big year end album lists. 
As opposed to the Music Videos list, here i’ll try to number the list, based upon preference and my number of listens. Instead of going for an even 10, I used Tumblr’s photo post number and left it as a top 9 for EPs. 
Click title for band info and or purchase information. 
9.) "The Night Before EP" by Stumbleine - Subtle, striking and completely original. Stumbleine are a trippy-dream pop band that uses hip hop influences to bring out hazy pop treats.
8.) "Undersea" by The Antlers - Not as immediately engrossing as “Burst Apart” but an exciting collection of four songs that seem to be pushing the band into interesting new ground. 
7.) "Gallery" by Craft Spells - A collection of dreamy pop jams that carry more energy than a lot of today’s bedroom pop/ dream pop artists. It feels sort of lost in time, because I can easily imagine some outcast high school kid from 1989 putting these jams on a mixtape. They still sound fresh, but definitely indebted to another time. 
6.) "Kid Games" by Airiel - Lovely, feedback heavy, ethereal shoegaze treats. Totally caught by surprise as to just how good this release turned to be. 
5.) "End of Daze" by Dum Dum Girls - Impeccably crafted pop tracks that continue to delve into the darker territory that the band explored on the wonderful, “Only in Dreams”. 
4.) “Silent Hour / Golden Mile” by Daniel Rossen - Grizzly Bear’s not-so-secret weapon drops a killer solo EP  of dark, mysterious material that crosses grounds as varied as folk and prog experimentation. For me, this contains some of the best material that anyone in Grizzly Bear has released in recent years. It’s just a too short!
3.) "Hiding" by Tearjerker - These guys never disappoint. From their dreamy shoegaze sounds to their more jagged hypnagogic pop sounds, they just deliver. This EP finds the band branching out into more experimental sounds, and without fail, they nail every note. 
2.) "Kindred" by Burial - A short but effective three tracks is all it takes for Burial to create a mysterious ghost world that is filled with shadowy sounds and eerie vibes. It feels lived in, and inhabited by an artist that is not content with stuck in place. “Kindred” finds Burial taking his sound to an even darker place than before, and coming away with something incredibly easy to listen to, but also challenging and rewarding all the same. 
1.) "S/T" by Indoor Voices - I was a big fan of Indoor Voices’s full length, “Nevers”, but I was completely unprepared for how stunning I found the follow up EP. From the opening strum of “Still” to the closing hum of “Hung Out”, there is not a weak note to be found. The absolutely jaw dropping, “So Smart” is one of the best songs of the year, hands down, and the other three tracks that are found on the self titled EP aren’t far behind. It’s a flawless release and one that deserves be heard by anyone who who enjoys dream pop - or fuck, anyone who just enjoys good music. You will not be disappointed. 
All right. That is it for my list of favorite EPs of 2012. Albums and Songs of the year still to come. Thanks for reading!
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PMW’s FAVORITE EPs of 2012
We’re talking EP’s. Shortplay albums. Not full lengths, but something different. No less important, and no less powerful. By no means, does a full album make an EP irrelevant, I chose to separate the two in an effort to shine a light on some smaller releases that might slipped by in the big year end album lists. 
As opposed to the Music Videos list, here i’ll try to number the list, based upon preference and my number of listens. Instead of going for an even 10, I used Tumblr’s photo post number and left it as a top 9 for EPs. 
Click title for band info and or purchase information. 
9.) "The Night Before EP" by Stumbleine - Subtle, striking and completely original. Stumbleine are a trippy-dream pop band that uses hip hop influences to bring out hazy pop treats.
8.) "Undersea" by The Antlers - Not as immediately engrossing as “Burst Apart” but an exciting collection of four songs that seem to be pushing the band into interesting new ground. 
7.) "Gallery" by Craft Spells - A collection of dreamy pop jams that carry more energy than a lot of today’s bedroom pop/ dream pop artists. It feels sort of lost in time, because I can easily imagine some outcast high school kid from 1989 putting these jams on a mixtape. They still sound fresh, but definitely indebted to another time. 
6.) "Kid Games" by Airiel - Lovely, feedback heavy, ethereal shoegaze treats. Totally caught by surprise as to just how good this release turned to be. 
5.) "End of Daze" by Dum Dum Girls - Impeccably crafted pop tracks that continue to delve into the darker territory that the band explored on the wonderful, “Only in Dreams”. 
4.) “Silent Hour / Golden Mile” by Daniel Rossen - Grizzly Bear’s not-so-secret weapon drops a killer solo EP  of dark, mysterious material that crosses grounds as varied as folk and prog experimentation. For me, this contains some of the best material that anyone in Grizzly Bear has released in recent years. It’s just a too short!
3.) "Hiding" by Tearjerker - These guys never disappoint. From their dreamy shoegaze sounds to their more jagged hypnagogic pop sounds, they just deliver. This EP finds the band branching out into more experimental sounds, and without fail, they nail every note. 
2.) "Kindred" by Burial - A short but effective three tracks is all it takes for Burial to create a mysterious ghost world that is filled with shadowy sounds and eerie vibes. It feels lived in, and inhabited by an artist that is not content with stuck in place. “Kindred” finds Burial taking his sound to an even darker place than before, and coming away with something incredibly easy to listen to, but also challenging and rewarding all the same. 
1.) "S/T" by Indoor Voices - I was a big fan of Indoor Voices’s full length, “Nevers”, but I was completely unprepared for how stunning I found the follow up EP. From the opening strum of “Still” to the closing hum of “Hung Out”, there is not a weak note to be found. The absolutely jaw dropping, “So Smart” is one of the best songs of the year, hands down, and the other three tracks that are found on the self titled EP aren’t far behind. It’s a flawless release and one that deserves be heard by anyone who who enjoys dream pop - or fuck, anyone who just enjoys good music. You will not be disappointed. 
All right. That is it for my list of favorite EPs of 2012. Albums and Songs of the year still to come. Thanks for reading!
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PMW’s FAVORITE EPs of 2012
We’re talking EP’s. Shortplay albums. Not full lengths, but something different. No less important, and no less powerful. By no means, does a full album make an EP irrelevant, I chose to separate the two in an effort to shine a light on some smaller releases that might slipped by in the big year end album lists. 
As opposed to the Music Videos list, here i’ll try to number the list, based upon preference and my number of listens. Instead of going for an even 10, I used Tumblr’s photo post number and left it as a top 9 for EPs. 
Click title for band info and or purchase information. 
9.) "The Night Before EP" by Stumbleine - Subtle, striking and completely original. Stumbleine are a trippy-dream pop band that uses hip hop influences to bring out hazy pop treats.
8.) "Undersea" by The Antlers - Not as immediately engrossing as “Burst Apart” but an exciting collection of four songs that seem to be pushing the band into interesting new ground. 
7.) "Gallery" by Craft Spells - A collection of dreamy pop jams that carry more energy than a lot of today’s bedroom pop/ dream pop artists. It feels sort of lost in time, because I can easily imagine some outcast high school kid from 1989 putting these jams on a mixtape. They still sound fresh, but definitely indebted to another time. 
6.) "Kid Games" by Airiel - Lovely, feedback heavy, ethereal shoegaze treats. Totally caught by surprise as to just how good this release turned to be. 
5.) "End of Daze" by Dum Dum Girls - Impeccably crafted pop tracks that continue to delve into the darker territory that the band explored on the wonderful, “Only in Dreams”. 
4.) “Silent Hour / Golden Mile” by Daniel Rossen - Grizzly Bear’s not-so-secret weapon drops a killer solo EP  of dark, mysterious material that crosses grounds as varied as folk and prog experimentation. For me, this contains some of the best material that anyone in Grizzly Bear has released in recent years. It’s just a too short!
3.) "Hiding" by Tearjerker - These guys never disappoint. From their dreamy shoegaze sounds to their more jagged hypnagogic pop sounds, they just deliver. This EP finds the band branching out into more experimental sounds, and without fail, they nail every note. 
2.) "Kindred" by Burial - A short but effective three tracks is all it takes for Burial to create a mysterious ghost world that is filled with shadowy sounds and eerie vibes. It feels lived in, and inhabited by an artist that is not content with stuck in place. “Kindred” finds Burial taking his sound to an even darker place than before, and coming away with something incredibly easy to listen to, but also challenging and rewarding all the same. 
1.) "S/T" by Indoor Voices - I was a big fan of Indoor Voices’s full length, “Nevers”, but I was completely unprepared for how stunning I found the follow up EP. From the opening strum of “Still” to the closing hum of “Hung Out”, there is not a weak note to be found. The absolutely jaw dropping, “So Smart” is one of the best songs of the year, hands down, and the other three tracks that are found on the self titled EP aren’t far behind. It’s a flawless release and one that deserves be heard by anyone who who enjoys dream pop - or fuck, anyone who just enjoys good music. You will not be disappointed. 
All right. That is it for my list of favorite EPs of 2012. Albums and Songs of the year still to come. Thanks for reading!
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PMW’s FAVORITE EPs of 2012
We’re talking EP’s. Shortplay albums. Not full lengths, but something different. No less important, and no less powerful. By no means, does a full album make an EP irrelevant, I chose to separate the two in an effort to shine a light on some smaller releases that might slipped by in the big year end album lists. 
As opposed to the Music Videos list, here i’ll try to number the list, based upon preference and my number of listens. Instead of going for an even 10, I used Tumblr’s photo post number and left it as a top 9 for EPs. 
Click title for band info and or purchase information. 
9.) "The Night Before EP" by Stumbleine - Subtle, striking and completely original. Stumbleine are a trippy-dream pop band that uses hip hop influences to bring out hazy pop treats.
8.) "Undersea" by The Antlers - Not as immediately engrossing as “Burst Apart” but an exciting collection of four songs that seem to be pushing the band into interesting new ground. 
7.) "Gallery" by Craft Spells - A collection of dreamy pop jams that carry more energy than a lot of today’s bedroom pop/ dream pop artists. It feels sort of lost in time, because I can easily imagine some outcast high school kid from 1989 putting these jams on a mixtape. They still sound fresh, but definitely indebted to another time. 
6.) "Kid Games" by Airiel - Lovely, feedback heavy, ethereal shoegaze treats. Totally caught by surprise as to just how good this release turned to be. 
5.) "End of Daze" by Dum Dum Girls - Impeccably crafted pop tracks that continue to delve into the darker territory that the band explored on the wonderful, “Only in Dreams”. 
4.) “Silent Hour / Golden Mile” by Daniel Rossen - Grizzly Bear’s not-so-secret weapon drops a killer solo EP  of dark, mysterious material that crosses grounds as varied as folk and prog experimentation. For me, this contains some of the best material that anyone in Grizzly Bear has released in recent years. It’s just a too short!
3.) "Hiding" by Tearjerker - These guys never disappoint. From their dreamy shoegaze sounds to their more jagged hypnagogic pop sounds, they just deliver. This EP finds the band branching out into more experimental sounds, and without fail, they nail every note. 
2.) "Kindred" by Burial - A short but effective three tracks is all it takes for Burial to create a mysterious ghost world that is filled with shadowy sounds and eerie vibes. It feels lived in, and inhabited by an artist that is not content with stuck in place. “Kindred” finds Burial taking his sound to an even darker place than before, and coming away with something incredibly easy to listen to, but also challenging and rewarding all the same. 
1.) "S/T" by Indoor Voices - I was a big fan of Indoor Voices’s full length, “Nevers”, but I was completely unprepared for how stunning I found the follow up EP. From the opening strum of “Still” to the closing hum of “Hung Out”, there is not a weak note to be found. The absolutely jaw dropping, “So Smart” is one of the best songs of the year, hands down, and the other three tracks that are found on the self titled EP aren’t far behind. It’s a flawless release and one that deserves be heard by anyone who who enjoys dream pop - or fuck, anyone who just enjoys good music. You will not be disappointed. 
All right. That is it for my list of favorite EPs of 2012. Albums and Songs of the year still to come. Thanks for reading!
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PMW’s FAVORITE EPs of 2012
We’re talking EP’s. Shortplay albums. Not full lengths, but something different. No less important, and no less powerful. By no means, does a full album make an EP irrelevant, I chose to separate the two in an effort to shine a light on some smaller releases that might slipped by in the big year end album lists. 
As opposed to the Music Videos list, here i’ll try to number the list, based upon preference and my number of listens. Instead of going for an even 10, I used Tumblr’s photo post number and left it as a top 9 for EPs. 
Click title for band info and or purchase information. 
9.) "The Night Before EP" by Stumbleine - Subtle, striking and completely original. Stumbleine are a trippy-dream pop band that uses hip hop influences to bring out hazy pop treats.
8.) "Undersea" by The Antlers - Not as immediately engrossing as “Burst Apart” but an exciting collection of four songs that seem to be pushing the band into interesting new ground. 
7.) "Gallery" by Craft Spells - A collection of dreamy pop jams that carry more energy than a lot of today’s bedroom pop/ dream pop artists. It feels sort of lost in time, because I can easily imagine some outcast high school kid from 1989 putting these jams on a mixtape. They still sound fresh, but definitely indebted to another time. 
6.) "Kid Games" by Airiel - Lovely, feedback heavy, ethereal shoegaze treats. Totally caught by surprise as to just how good this release turned to be. 
5.) "End of Daze" by Dum Dum Girls - Impeccably crafted pop tracks that continue to delve into the darker territory that the band explored on the wonderful, “Only in Dreams”. 
4.) “Silent Hour / Golden Mile” by Daniel Rossen - Grizzly Bear’s not-so-secret weapon drops a killer solo EP  of dark, mysterious material that crosses grounds as varied as folk and prog experimentation. For me, this contains some of the best material that anyone in Grizzly Bear has released in recent years. It’s just a too short!
3.) "Hiding" by Tearjerker - These guys never disappoint. From their dreamy shoegaze sounds to their more jagged hypnagogic pop sounds, they just deliver. This EP finds the band branching out into more experimental sounds, and without fail, they nail every note. 
2.) "Kindred" by Burial - A short but effective three tracks is all it takes for Burial to create a mysterious ghost world that is filled with shadowy sounds and eerie vibes. It feels lived in, and inhabited by an artist that is not content with stuck in place. “Kindred” finds Burial taking his sound to an even darker place than before, and coming away with something incredibly easy to listen to, but also challenging and rewarding all the same. 
1.) "S/T" by Indoor Voices - I was a big fan of Indoor Voices’s full length, “Nevers”, but I was completely unprepared for how stunning I found the follow up EP. From the opening strum of “Still” to the closing hum of “Hung Out”, there is not a weak note to be found. The absolutely jaw dropping, “So Smart” is one of the best songs of the year, hands down, and the other three tracks that are found on the self titled EP aren’t far behind. It’s a flawless release and one that deserves be heard by anyone who who enjoys dream pop - or fuck, anyone who just enjoys good music. You will not be disappointed. 
All right. That is it for my list of favorite EPs of 2012. Albums and Songs of the year still to come. Thanks for reading!
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PMW’s FAVORITE EPs of 2012
We’re talking EP’s. Shortplay albums. Not full lengths, but something different. No less important, and no less powerful. By no means, does a full album make an EP irrelevant, I chose to separate the two in an effort to shine a light on some smaller releases that might slipped by in the big year end album lists. 
As opposed to the Music Videos list, here i’ll try to number the list, based upon preference and my number of listens. Instead of going for an even 10, I used Tumblr’s photo post number and left it as a top 9 for EPs. 
Click title for band info and or purchase information. 
9.) "The Night Before EP" by Stumbleine - Subtle, striking and completely original. Stumbleine are a trippy-dream pop band that uses hip hop influences to bring out hazy pop treats.
8.) "Undersea" by The Antlers - Not as immediately engrossing as “Burst Apart” but an exciting collection of four songs that seem to be pushing the band into interesting new ground. 
7.) "Gallery" by Craft Spells - A collection of dreamy pop jams that carry more energy than a lot of today’s bedroom pop/ dream pop artists. It feels sort of lost in time, because I can easily imagine some outcast high school kid from 1989 putting these jams on a mixtape. They still sound fresh, but definitely indebted to another time. 
6.) "Kid Games" by Airiel - Lovely, feedback heavy, ethereal shoegaze treats. Totally caught by surprise as to just how good this release turned to be. 
5.) "End of Daze" by Dum Dum Girls - Impeccably crafted pop tracks that continue to delve into the darker territory that the band explored on the wonderful, “Only in Dreams”. 
4.) “Silent Hour / Golden Mile” by Daniel Rossen - Grizzly Bear’s not-so-secret weapon drops a killer solo EP  of dark, mysterious material that crosses grounds as varied as folk and prog experimentation. For me, this contains some of the best material that anyone in Grizzly Bear has released in recent years. It’s just a too short!
3.) "Hiding" by Tearjerker - These guys never disappoint. From their dreamy shoegaze sounds to their more jagged hypnagogic pop sounds, they just deliver. This EP finds the band branching out into more experimental sounds, and without fail, they nail every note. 
2.) "Kindred" by Burial - A short but effective three tracks is all it takes for Burial to create a mysterious ghost world that is filled with shadowy sounds and eerie vibes. It feels lived in, and inhabited by an artist that is not content with stuck in place. “Kindred” finds Burial taking his sound to an even darker place than before, and coming away with something incredibly easy to listen to, but also challenging and rewarding all the same. 
1.) "S/T" by Indoor Voices - I was a big fan of Indoor Voices’s full length, “Nevers”, but I was completely unprepared for how stunning I found the follow up EP. From the opening strum of “Still” to the closing hum of “Hung Out”, there is not a weak note to be found. The absolutely jaw dropping, “So Smart” is one of the best songs of the year, hands down, and the other three tracks that are found on the self titled EP aren’t far behind. It’s a flawless release and one that deserves be heard by anyone who who enjoys dream pop - or fuck, anyone who just enjoys good music. You will not be disappointed. 
All right. That is it for my list of favorite EPs of 2012. Albums and Songs of the year still to come. Thanks for reading!
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PMW’s FAVORITE EPs of 2012
We’re talking EP’s. Shortplay albums. Not full lengths, but something different. No less important, and no less powerful. By no means, does a full album make an EP irrelevant, I chose to separate the two in an effort to shine a light on some smaller releases that might slipped by in the big year end album lists. 
As opposed to the Music Videos list, here i’ll try to number the list, based upon preference and my number of listens. Instead of going for an even 10, I used Tumblr’s photo post number and left it as a top 9 for EPs. 
Click title for band info and or purchase information. 
9.) "The Night Before EP" by Stumbleine - Subtle, striking and completely original. Stumbleine are a trippy-dream pop band that uses hip hop influences to bring out hazy pop treats.
8.) "Undersea" by The Antlers - Not as immediately engrossing as “Burst Apart” but an exciting collection of four songs that seem to be pushing the band into interesting new ground. 
7.) "Gallery" by Craft Spells - A collection of dreamy pop jams that carry more energy than a lot of today’s bedroom pop/ dream pop artists. It feels sort of lost in time, because I can easily imagine some outcast high school kid from 1989 putting these jams on a mixtape. They still sound fresh, but definitely indebted to another time. 
6.) "Kid Games" by Airiel - Lovely, feedback heavy, ethereal shoegaze treats. Totally caught by surprise as to just how good this release turned to be. 
5.) "End of Daze" by Dum Dum Girls - Impeccably crafted pop tracks that continue to delve into the darker territory that the band explored on the wonderful, “Only in Dreams”. 
4.) “Silent Hour / Golden Mile” by Daniel Rossen - Grizzly Bear’s not-so-secret weapon drops a killer solo EP  of dark, mysterious material that crosses grounds as varied as folk and prog experimentation. For me, this contains some of the best material that anyone in Grizzly Bear has released in recent years. It’s just a too short!
3.) "Hiding" by Tearjerker - These guys never disappoint. From their dreamy shoegaze sounds to their more jagged hypnagogic pop sounds, they just deliver. This EP finds the band branching out into more experimental sounds, and without fail, they nail every note. 
2.) "Kindred" by Burial - A short but effective three tracks is all it takes for Burial to create a mysterious ghost world that is filled with shadowy sounds and eerie vibes. It feels lived in, and inhabited by an artist that is not content with stuck in place. “Kindred” finds Burial taking his sound to an even darker place than before, and coming away with something incredibly easy to listen to, but also challenging and rewarding all the same. 
1.) "S/T" by Indoor Voices - I was a big fan of Indoor Voices’s full length, “Nevers”, but I was completely unprepared for how stunning I found the follow up EP. From the opening strum of “Still” to the closing hum of “Hung Out”, there is not a weak note to be found. The absolutely jaw dropping, “So Smart” is one of the best songs of the year, hands down, and the other three tracks that are found on the self titled EP aren’t far behind. It’s a flawless release and one that deserves be heard by anyone who who enjoys dream pop - or fuck, anyone who just enjoys good music. You will not be disappointed. 
All right. That is it for my list of favorite EPs of 2012. Albums and Songs of the year still to come. Thanks for reading!
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PMW’s FAVORITE EPs of 2012

We’re talking EP’s. Shortplay albums. Not full lengths, but something different. No less important, and no less powerful. By no means, does a full album make an EP irrelevant, I chose to separate the two in an effort to shine a light on some smaller releases that might slipped by in the big year end album lists. 

As opposed to the Music Videos list, here i’ll try to number the list, based upon preference and my number of listens. Instead of going for an even 10, I used Tumblr’s photo post number and left it as a top 9 for EPs. 

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9.) "The Night Before EP" by Stumbleine - Subtle, striking and completely original. Stumbleine are a trippy-dream pop band that uses hip hop influences to bring out hazy pop treats.

8.) "Undersea" by The Antlers - Not as immediately engrossing as “Burst Apart” but an exciting collection of four songs that seem to be pushing the band into interesting new ground. 

7.) "Gallery" by Craft Spells - A collection of dreamy pop jams that carry more energy than a lot of today’s bedroom pop/ dream pop artists. It feels sort of lost in time, because I can easily imagine some outcast high school kid from 1989 putting these jams on a mixtape. They still sound fresh, but definitely indebted to another time. 

6.) "Kid Games" by Airiel - Lovely, feedback heavy, ethereal shoegaze treats. Totally caught by surprise as to just how good this release turned to be. 

5.) "End of Daze" by Dum Dum Girls - Impeccably crafted pop tracks that continue to delve into the darker territory that the band explored on the wonderful, “Only in Dreams”. 

4.) Silent Hour / Golden Mile” by Daniel Rossen - Grizzly Bear’s not-so-secret weapon drops a killer solo EP  of dark, mysterious material that crosses grounds as varied as folk and prog experimentation. For me, this contains some of the best material that anyone in Grizzly Bear has released in recent years. It’s just a too short!

3.) "Hiding" by Tearjerker - These guys never disappoint. From their dreamy shoegaze sounds to their more jagged hypnagogic pop sounds, they just deliver. This EP finds the band branching out into more experimental sounds, and without fail, they nail every note. 

2.) "Kindred" by Burial - A short but effective three tracks is all it takes for Burial to create a mysterious ghost world that is filled with shadowy sounds and eerie vibes. It feels lived in, and inhabited by an artist that is not content with stuck in place. “Kindred” finds Burial taking his sound to an even darker place than before, and coming away with something incredibly easy to listen to, but also challenging and rewarding all the same. 

1.) "S/T" by Indoor Voices - I was a big fan of Indoor Voices’s full length, “Nevers”, but I was completely unprepared for how stunning I found the follow up EP. From the opening strum of “Still” to the closing hum of “Hung Out”, there is not a weak note to be found. The absolutely jaw dropping, “So Smart” is one of the best songs of the year, hands down, and the other three tracks that are found on the self titled EP aren’t far behind. It’s a flawless release and one that deserves be heard by anyone who who enjoys dream pop - or fuck, anyone who just enjoys good music. You will not be disappointed. 

All right. That is it for my list of favorite EPs of 2012. Albums and Songs of the year still to come. Thanks for reading!

Another Moon

"Another Moon" by Tearjerker // Hiding (2012)

For the past few years, Toronto’s Tearjerker have been consistently releasing some of the best shoegaze you’re likely to hear out of an active band. The past two years have seen them release two stellar full lengths, a batch of singles, and now an incredible new 4 track EP, titled “Hiding” (all digitally available at Bandcamp). “Another Moon” is a killer track from that new EP. Lead by an excellently loud and hypnotic guitar riff, the hazy vocal melody wraps around the warm guitars and offers up one of the bands most sweetly upbeat rhythms. It’s got an old school indie guitar rock vibe spiced up by a killer shoegaze vibe that wraps up everything in a delicious bit of honey dipped ear candy. Highest recommendation for fans of Yuck, Galaxie 500, and My Bloody Valentine

Tearjerker - Sometimes (My Bloody Valentine)

"Sometimes" by Tearjerker // Originally by My Bloody Valentine

You’d be hard pressed to find an album with such a singular sound as My Bloody Valentine’s “Loveless”, and therefore you can imagine the difficulties in covering songs from that particular album. That being said, I’m not entirely surprised that Tearjerker was able to pull something off that sounds as familiar, but at the same time, puts their own spin on the track “Sometimes”, adding a bouncy, hazy atmosphere to the original’s waves of distortion and sound. Tearjerker offers a great take on a tremendous track from the crew who personified shoegaze, My Bloody Valentine.

So Dead (Version Two)

"So Dead (Version Two)" by Tearjerker // Word (2012)

Tearjerker are a criminally underrated band from Toronto who have released two excellent albums in the past couple of years. They traffic in a spaced, dreamy brand of shoegaze that feels like the work of seasoned vets, and not the work of a band so young. They’ve recently released a second single from their gorgeous album, "Rare", ("Word") which contains a new version of one of my favorite tracks from that record (“So Dead”). The single and the b-side are both available now at Tearjerker’s Bandcamp page, which features most of their work available digitally for a “name your own price” tag. Here is the b-side “So Dead (Version Two)” which layers on the harmonies and amps up a hypnotic piano line that absolutely embeds itself in your head. Highest possible recommendation for fans of The Antlers, Echo Lake, and Saskatchewan.

(download & or stream) Tearjerker’s Catalog (via Bandcamp)

StumbleineMore Than Words

"More Than Words" by Stumbleine // Drifting Youth (2012)

A little over a year back, Stumbleine started releasing material on their excellent Bandcamp page and with each release they’ve grown into their sound a bit more. Their most recent release, the gorgeous and haunting Drifting Youth, was released a few days back and it’s their strongest effort by far. They have a sound that feels wholly unique to the Bristol based band, in that it blends abstract R&B like vocals samples over shoegaze sounds and dream pop production. It’s really something to behold. This track, “More Than Words” is as good a place to start as any. You can stream and purchase the entire new album, and grab their previous EPs for a “name-your-price” charge, at Bandcamp now. Highly recommended for fans of Keep Shelly in Athens, Tearjerker, and Purity Ring

(download/stream) Stumbleine @ Bandcamp

According to this snapshot of the past 7 days (uh, only 2 really), I’ve been listening to a lot of Radiohead. Also, Yuck and Tearjerker have been getting good play, but fuck - that Radiohead number after 24 hours is slightly absurd. So what. They’re my favorite band. It’s like my Super Bowl.
Oh, if you’re on Last.fm - I’m HERE. Shoot me a friend request if you’d so like. My Mac doesn’t always like to scrobble, but you can witness how i randomly just play a song on repeat for hours. It’s only slightly embarrassing.

According to this snapshot of the past 7 days (uh, only 2 really), I’ve been listening to a lot of Radiohead. Also, Yuck and Tearjerker have been getting good play, but fuck - that Radiohead number after 24 hours is slightly absurd. So what. They’re my favorite band. It’s like my Super Bowl.

Oh, if you’re on Last.fm - I’m HERE. Shoot me a friend request if you’d so like. My Mac doesn’t always like to scrobble, but you can witness how i randomly just play a song on repeat for hours. It’s only slightly embarrassing.