Happy December! I’m excited to report that as is the case every year, it’s officially list-making season. The music industry shuts down and stops releasing new material just so everyone can focus on the previous 11 months and distill the best songs and albums from it. Here at Faronheit it will be no different, and the yearly period I like to call “Listmas” will officially kick off later this week. To give you an idea of what the timeline is like, all next week I’ll be revealing my Top 50 Songs of 2012. The week after that, aka the week before Christmas, I’ll be unveiling my Top 50 Albums of 2012. It’s an exciting time, and I’m really thrilled to be able to bring all this to you. It also means more content on the site, because it could really use some more (I am not being sarcastic about that). So please sit back, relax with a warm mug of hot cocoa by your fireplace, and enjoy the year-end delights that are “Best of” lists about anything and everything. Ooh, but Pick Your Poison, that’s all new leading up to Christmas. Great stuff to look out for today from Evil Eyes, Gliss, Helado Negro, Marble Lion, and Superhuman Happiness. Please also enjoy streaming good songs in the Soundcloud section from Girls Names, Linus Pauling Quartet and Julia Holter (covering Fleetwood Mac).

Camera2 – Just About Made It

David Lee – We’re All Meant for Something Good

Evil Eyes – Half a Heart

Folding the Pages – Lisa May

Gliss – Hunting

Helado Negro – Dance Ghost

Heyward Howkins – Praline Country

Love & Fist – My Hometown

Marble Lion – Old Man

Mimimic – Vuja De

Onward Chariots – Mama

Superhuman Happiness – See Me On My Way

Telephoned – Drowned (Smashing Pumpkins cover)

Youngblood Hawke – We Come Running (The Knocks Remix)


Balthazar – The Oldest of Sisters

Girls Names – Hypnotic Regression

Goldroom – Sweetness Alive (feat. SLL)

Julia Holter – Gold Dust Woman (Fleetwood Mac cover)

Linus Pauling Quartet – Southern Pine

Pacific Air – Float