Hype-mag.com is a webzine dedicated to festivals and the bands that play them, with an emphasis on photography and video.
With summer in full swing, I thought it was about time to release a list of my 12 favorite albums, so far, from 2012. With all of these albums, my main consideration for choosing they’re placing on this list was based off of the bands and artists live performance of the album. You can catch all these bands and artists this summer at festivals across the country. Check the links to find where these bands will be playing near you.
12.) Break Science’s “Monolith”:
11.) ASAP Rocky’s “Live Love A”: http://www.liveloveasap.com/
10.) Conspirator’s “Unlocked: Live From The Georgia Theatre:http://www.conspiratorband.com/
9.) Justin Townes Earle’s “Nothing’s Going To Change The Way You Feel About Me Now”: http://www.justintownesearle.com/
8.) Lettuce’s “FLY”: http://lettucefunk.com/
7.) M. Ward’s “A Wasteland Companion”:
6.) Tedeschi Trucks Band’s “Everybody’s Talking”: http://www.derekandsusan.net/
5.) Keller Williams and The Traveling McCoury’s “Pick”: http://kellerwilliams.net/projects/keller-williams-travelin-mccourys
4.) Andrew Bird’s “Break It Yourself”:http://giveitaway.andrewbird.net/
3.) Alabama Shakes’ “Boys and Girls” : http://www.alabamashakes.com/
2.) Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zero’s “Here”: Just thought I’d throw this in here cause its f**king amazing: http://edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.com/
1.) Dr. Dog’s “Be The Void”: http://drdogmusic.com/
By Phil Sunkel: Psunkel@hype-mag.com