25 Albums You Should Already Own in 2012

So we are half way done with 2012! Its crazy to think the time has gone so quickly. Cornerstone Festival is about to have its final event, Thrice has called it quits, and mewithoutYou has returned from the dead!  Around the nation we are getting ready for an election, and school is out for most of our readers. Oh yea, and we launched a new website! Here in Texas we are hitting triple digit temperatures, which means that it is time to give you guys a check list of the best stuff that has come out so far in 2012.

The Vespers- The Fourth Wall
To Speak Of WolvesFind Your Worth, Come Home
Sean Michel - Back To The Delta
Tallhart - Bloodlines EP
The RocketboysBuild Anyway
Sara WatkinsSun Midnight Sun
The Royal ApplebaumsEarth EP
mewithoutYouTen Stories
JolietTruth Cannot Be Destroyed By Burning Pages
Beautiful EulogySatellite Kite
Jenny & TylerOpen Your Doors
Impending DoomBaptized in Filth
Alabama ShakesBoys & Girls
Damien JuradoMaraqopa
Joe PugThe Great Despiser
NnekaSoul Is Heavy
Ruthie Foster - Let It Burn
Brian Courtney WilsonSo Proud
Shoot Like Dead Men – Unworthy EP
O’BrotherGarden Window
Heath McNeaseThrift Store Jesus
From The Eyes of ServantsChange The World
The Welcome WagonPrecious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices
SonsKeep Quiet
The BurialLights & Perfections

Dont fret though, because there is so much more to come before New Years 2013, with albums on their way from The ChariotProject 86PropagandaJosh GarrelstobyMacSixpence None The RicherThe Gaslight Anthem and many others! To see all the new music coming to you from your favorite artists, feel free to check out our Release Dates page. Its gonna be good!

If you think we have missed anything, feel free to comment and tell us what you love in 2012

Music Video: The Vespers-Better Now

While Im not a huge fan of the “cinematic” parts of this video, I really love this song, and once again presents to you the indie-bluegrass outfit known as The Vespers. “Better Now” comes off of their latest album The Fourth Wall.

New Releases For April 3rd, 2012


Into The Glorious
Christy Nockels

sixsteps Records
Pop/Contemporary
Buy:Amazon


Open Your Doors
Jenny & Tyler

Independent
Folk
Buy: Amazon MP3


Dangerous
KJ-52

BEC Recordings
Hip-Hop
Buy: Amazon


Plans Within Plans
MXPX

Red General
Punk
Buy: Amazon


The Fourth Wall
The Vespers

Black Suit Records
Indie-Pop/Bluegrass
Buy: Amazon MP3


Love On The Outside E.P.
Willet

Independent
Pop Rock
Buy: Amazon MP3

A Week In Music Videos: May 23rd-30th

S.O.-”Sure Thing”

Emery-”The Cheval Glass”

The Vespers-”Will You Love Me?”

These Hearts-’Rejected”

Hyland-”The One That Got Away”

The Farewell Drifters-”We Go Together”

Onward To Olympus-”Structures”

Free Download: The Vespers-Tell Your Mama

the vespers tell your mama

We discovered The Vespers a little too late. I found their album, Tell Your Mama, about three weeks after we posted our “Best Of The Year” lists. Trust me, if we had heard it before January, it would have been at the top of our list for both the folk/country list and top 25 recordings. Tell Your Mama is a quiet and delightful album that impresses from track one to the end of the album.

If Eisley were into bluegrass and folk, then they would have sounded alot like The Vespers. At many times their music is playful, and more often it is just solid, well crafted songwriting. This would be an easy addition to your regular rotation in a heart beat.

Dont believe me? The widget below contains full song previews of the entire album so you can decide for yourself. But then again its free, and when have I lead you astray before?

Download Tell Your Mama by The Vespers