Neeshcast #26: Top Releases of 2012

Happy New Year! To celebrate 2013 I figure… why not go back and revisit the releases that moved me most in 2012? In this episode I worked my way through the Top 15 Releases of 2012 blog I wrote for PPRAE. I find it so terribly interesting that 5 of these 15 were released completely for free. The Free Music Culture Movement seems to be making some serious strides! Here’s to another year of great music!

  1. Neeshcast #26neeshcast #26 adneeshcast #26 encore adGypsy – “Count Your Blessings”
    Giants Despair
  2. Thank You Scientist – “Blood on the Radio”
    Maps of Non-Existent Places – self-released
  3. Cloudkicker – “Our Crazy Night”
    Fade [free download] – self-released
  4. Every Time I Die – “Indian Giver”
    Ex Lives
  5. Silverstein – “SOS”
    Short Songs
  6. I The Mighty – “Dancing on a Tightrope”
    Karma Never Sleeps
  7. Fucktard – “Corporate Rats”
    Corporate Rats [free download]
  8. Coheed and Cambria – “Key Entity Extraction I: Domino the Destitute”
    The Afterman: Ascension 
  9. Night Verses – “Be Happy With Yourself, I’m Staying Here In Hell”
    Out of the Sky [free download] – self-released
  10. Josh Benash – “The Worst”
    The Dismal; The Beautiful [free download] – self-released
  11. Josh Benash – “Swarm”
    The Dismal; The Beautiful – self-released
  12. Deftones – “Tempest”
    Koi No Yokan
  13. Deftones – “Gauze”
    Koi No Yokan
  14. Vuvuzela – “Rings and Things”
    The Hollow Choir [free download] – self-released
  15. Vuvuzela – “The New”
    The Hollow Choir – self-released
  16. Athletics – “II”
    Who You Are Is Not Enough [free download] – self-released
  17. Stellar Young – “The Universe is a Bully”
    Everything At Once [free download] – self-released
  18. Stellar Young – “The Misses”
    Everything At Once [free download] – self-released
  19. Stellar Young – “We Own Nothing”
    Everything At Once [free download] – self-released
  20. Session 606 – “Long Live King Re-Animator”
    REBIRTH – self-released
  21. Session 606 – “Deadpan”
    REBIRTH – self-released
  22. Session 606 – “Repo Assassins”
    REBIRTH – self-released