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The 10 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Laurel Halo, Primitive Calculators

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It’s Friday, which means that it’s nearly the weekend, and also that it’s time to look back at the best new music we’ve heard over the last few days. This week there’s the return of Laurel Halo, which has gotten us very excited indeed about her upcoming new record. There’s also renascent Australian post punk noiseniks Primitive Calculators, the U.S. Girls video we premiered earlier this week, Mark Kozelek reflecting on the days of the Night Stalker, the pleasantly ungoogleable Perfect Pussy, another taste of the new Tim Hecker record, and more. Click through and get listening!
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The 10 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Beck, U.S. Girls

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It’s Friday, which means that it’s nearly the weekend, and also that it’s time to look back at the best new music we’ve heard over the last few days. This week there’s Beck doing his best Dirty Projectors impression, along with an awesome new Spector-esque track from U.S. Girls, Oneohtrix Point Never and Purity Ring remixing Nine Inch Nails and Lady Gaga, respectively, a bunch of Motion Sickness of Time Travel, the return of Robert Pollard (with six new records in tow), and lots more. Click through and get listening!
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The Best Albums Flavorpill Staffers Heard in 2012

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A couple of weeks back, we took a look at the best books that various Flavorpill staffers had read over the course of the year, and today we’re repeating the exercise with albums — we’ve surveyed our highly trained staff and asked them what the best record they heard in 2012 was. The results, we hope you’ll agree, are rather interesting, encompassing everything from Ke$ha and Swans to a hitherto undiscovered fondness for obscure country reissues. Do feel free, of course, to add your voice to the discussion in the comments section!
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