2012 Staff Favorites Polls!

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Here are the results of our staff polls:

2012 BEST

BEST NEW SONG

“comfortable, happy, satisfied” by Body Parts

Code Orange Kids- “Flowermouth (The Leech)”

Belispeak – Purity Ring

Female Doctor by Miniature Tigers

Murder by Death – “Lost River”

good food by Ruddyp

feels like we’re only going backwards- tame impala

BEST NEW ALBUM

“Our House on the Hill” by the Babies

Swing Lo Magellan – Dirty Projectors

Gone by Vacationer

Tennis – Young and Old

Flume by Flume

The Crossing-Mehanan Street Band

BEST KSPC-PRESENTED SHOW

Plagues/Tiny Lungs/Dudes Night/Death’rection @ the SCC

Grass Widow/Cool Moms/Dunes

The Babies

BEST SHOW ELSEWHERE

FAUST @ Red Cat

PEC (on campus) The Babies show ;)

Shannon and the Clams and Hunx and His Punks, the Glasshouse

Beach House w/Wild Nothing at the El Rey

BEST IN-STUDIO

No Paws – on Pep Rally with Ali

Ben Lear

L.A. Witch on Lost @ Sea

BEST NEW ARTIST

Cold Showers

Body Parts

Mac Demarco

Cerce (female-fronted feminist hardcore from Massachusetts)

King Tuff

Dana Falconberry

Electric Guest

ESTABLISHED ARTIST WHO JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER

DIRTY PROJECTORS

St Vincent

Fiona Apple

Flying Lotus

Emily Wells

Screaming Females

Starfucker

Night Control

FAVORITE MAINSTREAM HIT

1991 – Azealia Banks

Die Young by Ke$ha

Losing You by Solange

B***h Don’t Kill My Vibe- Kendrick Lemar

BEST BAND THAT’S ABOUT TO BLOW UP

SO MANY WIZARDS

The Babies

Lemolo

Twin Shadow

Kishi Bashi

Empire! Empire!

Joyce Manor

MUSIC BUZZWORD OF THE YEAR

grow-fi

“Ambient”

Seapunk

Gagnam Style

Neo-Soul

MISCELLANEOUS/WRITE-INS

Best Foreign-Language Album

Shintaro Sakamoto – How to Live with a Phantom

CREEPS!

best actor-inspired ep – bill murray- sweatshop union

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