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5 tracks we discovered on other blogs year-end lists

5 tracks we discovered on other blogs year-end lists

Considering you all can just head to FW's Hot New Tracks section to find more of our favorite songs from the past twelve months -- if our favorite 25 tracks of 2012 did not satisfy your need to have music formatted into lists -- we decided to go ahead and focus on discovering some new gems we did not have the luck of coming across until now. After perusing a couple dozen Best Tracks of 2012 lists we have collected a handful of tunes for you to enjoy with us below.


5. Joey Bada$$ ft. Capital STEEZ - "Survival Tactics" 

Aside from the Lil B jab, there's not much wrong with this cut. Good to see Brooklyn MCs representing as much as ever. RIP Capital STEEZ. (Spotted: various) 


4. Future Islands - "Tomorrow"

2012 was the year I discovered Future Islands latest LP, On The Water, which was put out back in the fall of 2011. After instantly falling in love with the effort and group in general the Baltimore outfit returned with a hypnotic and soulful new single. (Spotted: D&T)


3. Holograms - "Chasing My Mind"

This garage rock nugget has its rough edges, but the exuberant vibe and upbeat urgency being relentlessly delivered throughout makes it hard not to love. (Spotted: SPIN


2. Mykki Ekko - "Pull Me Down"

This Clams Casino-produced modern pop rock ballad may have radio hit written all over it in that annoyingly-wholesome kind of way, which tends to repel blog coverage, but why hate on a track that is clearly better than the majority of singles being put out by web darlings?(Spotted: various)


1. Rhye - "Open"

I've seen the name "Rhye" come up in my news feed quite a few times and I'm usually pretty good at making sure to check out most new artists getting hyped by more than one of my favorite music sources, but this somehow slipped through the cracks. I dropped the ball. Hopefully you can say otherwise. (Spotted: P&P)