Yes, I've already complained to an exhausting extent about the lack of new music so far in 2012. And yes, I already knew that it was going to be like this. Essentially, I just enjoy complaining.
Luckily, late January has provided some glimpses of great music trickling through the borders of the musicsphere. Unfortunately, the two albums that stand as the best examples of this are a combined nine songs long. I'll take what I can get.
Matthew Dear - Headcage EP
The undisputed best release (IMO) of 2012's limited catalog is Matthew Dear's new four song EP titled Headcage. Though it assumably only exists as a brief 16-minute view into the future of what's to come with Matthew Dear, all four songs could be considered standouts. "In The Middle (I Met You There)" is currently my favorite new track, featuring a fun electronic drumbeat, delicious organ blares, and a looped background sample. …