So back in the day I used to do a monthly round up of what was posted up to catch you guys up, then that moved to a bi-monthly thing because I kept forgetting and now we’ve achieved a world record (olympic fever y’all) and we’re going for the big three month round up, it just got real.
Here are the highlights of the last three months…
Check out the ITYLTS Best of 2012…so far - 30 of the best of 2012
Work Drugs dropped their latest album Absolute Bearing, with “Boogie Lights”, “License to Drive” and I chatted to them about important worldly issues.
Childish Gambino dropped a new mixtape Royalty (first new material since last year’s Camp). Highlights were his collaboration with Beck on “Silk Pillows“
The Neighbourhood released their debut EP, I’m Sorry and got everyone very excited for what was going to come next, definitely check out “Sweater Weather“
Frank Ocean surprised the internet by releasing his hotly anticipated debut album Channel Orange a week before originally scheduled, before all this “Pyramids” gave us a taster of what we were to expect from the album.
Hit-Boy stepped from behind the boards in the studio to say hey I can rap, here’s “Old School Caddy” with Kid Cudi.
Passion Pit gave us the first taste of their new album Gossamer with “Take A Walk” “Constant Conversations” and “I’ll Be Alright”
Moby re-recorded “Extreme Ways” for the new Bourne film.
Tame Impala have new material out, “Elephant” and “Apocalypse Dreams”
The Olympics are upon us and Underworld were in charge of the music for the opening ceremony, check out “Caliban’s Dream” featuring Alex Trimble from Two Door Cinema Club- who also have new track out “Sleep Alone“
Fiona Apple came out of a hiatus to deliver her first album in 7 years, The Idler Wheel… and did not disappoint- check out “Every Single Night“
Yeasayer teased their new album with “Henrietta” and “Longevity“
The Griswolds followed up “Mississippi” with the amazing “Heart of a Lion” while chatting with me about even more important global issues.
The Helio Sequence broke their silence with “October” from their forthcoming album.
Nas came back to a career high with new album Life is Good, check out “Bye Baby” and “Cherry Wine ft. Amy Winehouse“
Theophilus London dropped his new mixtape Rose Island, Vol. 1 with the amazing cover of Wang Chung’s “Dance Hall Days“
The xx leaked the first track “Angels” from Coexist, the follow up to their massive debut.
The Antlers released a game changing EP Undersea, “Drift Drive”
Hoodie Allen kept on giving with “Hey Now” that didn’t quite make it to All American
Freelance Whales has a new album coming out, here’s “Locked Out“
Slow Club had a video starring Daniel Radcliffe for “Beginners“
Carly Rae Jepson took over the whole world with “Call Me Maybe”, so check out these live performances with Jimmy Fallon and covers by Ben Howard.
Remix, Baby: Some amazing remixes of AlunaGeorge, Fiona Apple, Theophilus London, The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey and Imagine Dragons and of course remix artist LEANN GRIMES.
disCOVER: Here are some flipped covers of Lana Del Rey, Robyn, Twin Peaks by She’s So Rad, Foster The People by Usher, Coldplay, Spoon, Frankie goes to Hollywood by Fossil Collective, Body Language by Emil & Friends, Gotye by fun. and Active Child by Ellie Goulding.
New Discoveries (new to me at least): the amazing of Verona, Kick Up The Fire, Splash, Friends, JMSN, Rhye, UMA, Alex Evans, Big K.R.I.T., Wild Combination and Youth Lagoon.
Summer Playlist 2012 with Poolside, Trails and Ways, RAC, The Knocks, Blackbird Blackbird and Tyler the Creator & Toro Y Moi.
Biggest Videos: If you haven’t seen these, well go and see brand new videos from Lana Del Rey, Delta Heavy, Watch The Throne, Coldplay & Rihanna, San Cisco and Charli XCX.
Enjoy party people.