Welcome back (from the weekend). I’d like to go over a couple quick housekeeping notes for the site right now, if you don’t mind. I had hoped that last week would be the official start of the annual end-of-year countdowns known as Listmas, however if you’ve paid close attention to the posts it’s clear that didn’t quite happen. Alas, I’m a little swamped at the moment, and getting all these lists sorted out for you before Christmas has been more time consuming than anticipated. Still, I’m pleased to note that this week most definitely 100% begins the Listmas season. I’ll be counting down my Top 50 Songs of 2012 starting later today, and that will progress throughout the week. Next week I’ll do the same thing with my Top 50 Albums of 2012. In the week between Christmas and New Years I may have a couple odds and ends for you as well, including my Top EPs of the year and a final look at how the Class of 2012 fared. It’s going to be a blast, and I hope you’ll be paying close attention to the site for all of it. I think you’ll really enjoy what I’ve put together for you this Listmas. Oh, also, Pick Your Poison will be going on a mini “vacation” for the last week of 2012/first week of 2013. I’ll need the break to decompress from the year-end stuff, and nobody sends me much then anyways. For now though, it’s business as usual. Enjoy downloads today from The Bixby Knolls, The Buttercream Gang, Glossary, Hayden, Hey Anna and Lemonade’s remix of Young Dreams. In the Soundcloud section, stream songs from Chela and Ducktails too.

The Bixby Knolls – Through the Cracks

Bryant Dope – Champion Sound

The Buttercream Gang – Couch Games

Christina Courtin – Varsity

Criminal Hygiene – Rearrange Me

Erin McKeown – Proof (Payoff Mix)

Garrett Pierce – Santa Anita

Glossary – Keep It Coming

Hayden – Old Dreams

Hey Anna – Blackout

Ian Place – Belly

Misfit Mod – Sugar C

The Night Marchers – All Hits

Young Dreams – Fog of War (Lemonade Remix)


Bobby Long – In Your Way

Chela – Full Moon

Ducktails – Letter Of Intent

Ivan & Alyosha – Running for Cover

Nosaj Thing – Snap

Solidisco – Hey Everybody (Original mix)