30-Second Reviews: This Month's Most-Anticipated LPS; Bunheads; Secret Pants and More

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On the Record: Jan. 2013’s Most Anticipated LPs
By Bill Chenevert

Local Natives 


(Frenchkiss Records)

Release date: Jan. 29

Sounds like: The indie stars’ second could be the record of the year of its kind.

Free association: “Breakers” peaked our attention; can’t wait to hear the rest.

For fans of: Yeasayer x Grizzly Bear + Givers, old Band of Horses, Pitchfork hits.




(Bulk Recordings)

Release date: Jan. 22

Sounds like: OH, MAN! Dan the Automator and hip-hop violinist Emily Wells.

Free association: Dan’s been behind some of the illest records of all damn time.

For fans of: Handsome Boy Modeling School + DJ Shadow x Gorillaz, trip-hop.


The Flower Lane


Release date: Jan. 29

Sounds like: The Real Estate side project has a vibrant, exciting life of its own.

Free association: This one’s got 
collaborations, too—Cults and Daniel Lopatin.

For fans of: Folksy MGMT x Tame 
Impala + Megafaun, NJ stoner 

Free Energy

Love Sign


Release date: Jan. 15

Sounds like: Philly! Our retro-glam-rock-meets-modernity heroes ride again!

Free association: This one, with a lil’ more polish, could bring them accolades. 

For fans of: T. Rex x Dr. Dog, ELO + Thin Lizzy x the Strokes, times to 

A$AP Rocky



Release date: Jan. 15

Sounds like: The much-hyped hood prince peddles sophisticated raps and hooks.

Free association: Mad mixtapes and guest spots later, this one’s a long time comin’.

For fans of: Mellowhype x ScHoolboy Q/Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, ghetto 

Toro y Moi

Anything In Return

(Carpark Records)

Release date: Jan. 22

Sounds like: Chaz Bundick’s chill 
experiments in electronica are 
progressing nicely.

Free association: Chillwave’s fading away, thankfully, and trip-hop’s rising.

For fans of: Caribou x Washed Out + How to Dress Well, springtime highs.

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