20 favorites from the Summer of 2012. Enjoy!
- Money for the Weekend (Pocket Full Of Shame) by Alberta Cross
A three year hiatus was worth the wait for the now Brooklyn-based band’s sophomore release.
- Keep Believing by Bob Mould
Touring playing full sets of Sugar’s “Copper Blue” alongside a full set of the new album “Silver Age”. Mould hasn’t skipped a beat.
- Pierce the Morning Rain by Dinosaur Jr.
Three albums into their comeback stretch Dinosaur Jr. may be one of the few bands still playing that will make you want to mosh.
- “45” by The Gaslight Anthem
With their fourth full-length the isn’t letting up – pure American rock n’ roll at its best.
- Below My Feet by Mumford & Sons
A monster sophomore release from the English band.
- I Could Be A King by The Dunwells
If you like Mumford & Sons, these guys are brothers from another mother.
- Live And Die by The Avett Brothers
Another Rick Rubin produced record means another hit record.
- Anywhere Your Love Goes by Joshua Radin
This song feels like it’s straight out of the Ray LaMontagne songbook but that can’t be bad, right?
- Hello Hello by Missy Higgins
Leave it to the Aussie women to bring us powerful pop music.
- When You Call Me by Sixpence None The Richer
- Splitter by Calexico
- Dumpster World by Band Of Horses
- The Pursuit of Happiness by Ben Sollee
- Birmingham by Shovels & Rope
- We’re Alright Now by John Hiatt
- Pretty Little Lie by Blackberry Smoke
- Beg For Broken Legs by Ryan Bingham
It’s good to hear Bingham rockin’ once again.
- Missing You by Chris Knight
- Carry Me Back by Old Crow Medicine Show
- Lonesome Road Blues by The Wayfarers
High-energy, Appalachian-influenced bluegrass out of Southeast Ohio.
About the author: Washington, D.C. area web designer by day. Music freak by night. I host Twangville‘s weekly Readers‘ Pick.