I hope you've enjoyed our 2011's Top Singles playlist (already our most popular post in the blog's 4 year history), time now to start looking for 2012's cool jams.
One of this year's most anticipated new releases is coming out this week and the latest installment of the 4AD Sessions series is giving us the chance to get a first taste of what to expect. London electro-rockers The Big Pink, whose excellent debut "A Brief History of Love" landed at number 11 of our 2009 Best Albums list, are releasing their sophomore work "Future This" this Monday. In their 4AD Session, filmed in 3 Mills Studios located in London's oldest surviving industrial centre (a fitting location for their futuristic industrial grooves), you can watch them perform four of their new songs (recent single "Stay Gold", the Laurie Anderson sampling "Hit The Ground (Superman)" plus the hip hop influenced "Rubbernecking" and "Give It Up") along with first album highlight "Velvet". Check out the whole set here:
The Big Pink 4AD Session
And here's a few Big Pink goodies for you to keep: By liking their Facebook page here you can get mp3s of first single "Stay Gold" and of its remix from AraabMUZIK, while the player below gives you access to a remix of "Hit The Ground (Superman)" by Forest Swords:
A preview of the whole album with commentary from Milo Cordell on every track is available from Spin here.