Welcome to our 'Second Quarter Report' - a celebration of everything that happened during April/May/June 2012. We had a look at our favourite news stories, albums, EPs, mixes, free albums, tracks, remixes, videos and photos. We also had a brief look at the albums you should be excited to hear in the next quarter.

Contents:

  • 1 EP You Should Hear
  • 2 Mixes You Should Probably Own
  • 3 Albums/EPs You Can Download For Free
  • 4 Videos You Should Watch
  • 5 Remixes We Dig
  • 6 Photos We Like
  • 7 Tracks We Think You Should Listen To
  • 8 Albums Set To Be Released This Spring/Summer That You're Gonna Want To Check Out
  • 9 News Stories That Made Us Laugh
  • 10 Albums You Should Probably Check Out

1 EP You Should Hear:

AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It

2 Mixes You Should Probably Own:

  • Actress - Dazed & Confused Mix [Listen]
  • FACT mix 335: Brenmar

3 Albums/EPs You Can Download For Free:

  • 1. Joey BADA$$ - 1999 [EP]
  • 2. Clams Casino – Instrumental Mixtape II [Listen]
  • 3. The Hood Internet - The Mixtape Volume Six [Listen]

4 Videos You Should Watch:

  • Danny Brown - Grown Up
  • Thundercat - Walkin'
  • Liars - No.1 Against The Rush
  • Twin Shadow - Five Seconds

5 Remixes We Dig:

Slugabed - 'Mountains Come Out of the Sky' (Lapalux Saturation Remix)

Neon Indian - Hex Girlfriend (Becoming Real Remix)

You Know You Like It (Bondax Remix)

Beat Culture - Belonging (Madeaux Anthology Mix)

Vacationer - Trip (MMOTHS Remix)

6 Photos We Like:

Independent Label Market 2012


ATP: I'll Be Your Mirror

Sleep

Japandroids


Yacht

Yacht

Peaking Lights


Friends


7 Tracks We Think You Should Listen To:

Blackbird Blackbird - Happy With You

Frank Ocean - Pyramids

AlunaGeorge - Just A Touch

Yeasayer - Henrietta

Van She - Jamaica

Luke Abbott - Modern Driveway

Steezy Ray Vibes - Empty City

8 Albums Set To Be Released In The Next Quarter That You're Gonna Want To Check Out:

  • 1. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
  • 2. Cat Power - 'Sun'
  • 3. Yeasayer - Fragrant World
  • 4. Purity Ring - Shrines
  • 5. Twin Shadow - Confess
  • 6. A$AP Rocky - LongLiveA$AP
  • 7. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
  • 8. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Mature Theme

9 News Stories That Made Us Laugh:

  • 1. Bon Iver releases footwear range [Read]
  • 2. The NME apologise to Morrissey [Read]
  • 3. Axl Rose banned Slash t-shirts from London show [Read]
  • 4. R. Kelly is lonely and he wants you to write to him [Read]
  • 5. Take a look at what happens when you steal A$AP Rocky's watch... [Read]
  • 6. PPL Bans Music From Their London Office [Read]
  • 7. Erykah Badu vents anger at The Flaming Lips [Read]
  • 8. The bridge from 'Under The Bridge' found? [Read]
  • 9. PETA brand Kanye West a 'pathetic creature' [Read]

10 Albums You Should Probably Check Out: