L Magazine's 8 Bands You Need To Hear 2012

L Magazine’s annual feature of 8 Bands You Need To Hear is always worthy of a look, especially since they do a pretty good job of identifying local up-and-comers that are just beginning to get on peoples’ radars, which is a notable feat, since the scene is so routinely over-scoured. But, there’s some interesting stuff in here, from the gauzy pop of Field Mouse and a new project from members of Wild Yaks, Harlem and the Siberians (called Daytona), so head to their site to read a little more about them. The eight who made the list — as well as honorable mentions — are listed below.

  • Ski Lodge
  • Daytona
  • Evi Antonio
  • Black Marble
  • Starlight Girls
  • Plates of Cake
  • Ravens & Chimes
  • Field Mouse

Honorable Mention:

  • Robin Bacior
  • The Immaculates
  • Island Twins
  • Old Monk
  • Hunters
  • Trailblazer

Here’s 2011′s list, for the curious.

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    • how is this useless? do you know ALL of these bands? There is NO WAY you do. you’re a fucking moron.

      • I don’t even think he is really sorry when he said sorry!

      • Actually, I do know every single one (besides a few of the honorable mentions). That’s what happens when you do nothing but listen to music all day. But that’s not the point. The point is that the selection is extremely poor, especially with all the better choices out there.

        And you seem like a gem.

        • Your favorite bands, according to FaceBook, are AFI and All Time Low.

          Of course you would dislike these bands.

          No hard feelings, but have a little perspective. Everyone has their likes, but usually when we dislike something its because it doesn’t conform to our narrow band of taste– you might as well say “this doesn’t conform to my personal aesthetic!”

          No reason to spread hate, it won’t make you any friends. Although I do respect a blogger who has strong opinions and is willing to dish. But that’s what you have your own blog for.

          Not liking something and saying it sucks are very different things.

          • embarrassing

          • Don’t believe everything you read. FB chose a few bands out of the hundreds that I’ve liked without letting me know. Yes, I liked AFI in 2003… and I liked All Time Low in 2007. So what? Everyone’s music tastes evolve and change.

            Also, my commentary was meant as a criticism of the list not being broad enough (it seems to me like it was slapped together with almost no thought as to the content)… not a criticism of the bands.

  2. I’m always glad to hear new bands, thanks.

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