Geti Beats by Odd Nosdam
Old-skool breakbeats meets bit-crushed freak out bliss.
Luxury Problems by Andy Stott
Micro-house? Ambient techno? Whatever you call it, it's sparse, rhythmic and amazing.
Lost In The Glare by Barn Owl
It's a 2011 album, but fuck it. It's been on heavy rotation all 2012 for me. Amazing desert drone rock.
Home Again by Michael Kiwanuka
Groovy soulful sounds meets top quality songwriting.
Psychic Love Damage by Black Moth Super Rainbow
Better than their LP....this EP is short, sweet, weird, and catchy as hell.
Internal Memo by Boduf Songs
Dark brooding singer/songwriter with an affinity for weird sounds and weirder Victorian England imagery. Perfect for late-night existential crises.
Hallelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The triumphant return.
Until The Quiet Comes by Flying Lotus
DC already talked this one up. Total beat-making mastery.
Hello Skinny by Hello Skinny
Weird Residents covers meets electronic music meets jazz improv meets heavy drumming.
The Killer by Shed
Berlin-based electronic music producer...like Andy Stott or Vladislav Delay, best described as micro-house or ambient techno.
Truant/Rough Sleeper EP by Burial
You know the deal with Burial...this is one of his best so far.
But the #1 of 2012 for has gotta be:
LONERISM by TAME IMPALA
Perfectly done psych-rock replete with fuzzed out guitars, weird sounds, vintage synths and keyboards, Beatles-esque singing and lanky white dudes with long hair. Check out the colorful trippy video!