Posted in music on December 6, 2012

Blue Hawaii @ CMJ 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Blue Hawaii

Montreal resident Raphaelle Standell-Preston fronts both Braids and Blue Hawaii, but the bands are separate entities with their own musical personalities. Both groups like Mac Demarco, Burial, Majical Cloudz and Born Gold, though, which show up on each group's Top 10 of 2012 list which we have for you here in this post. Like the bands themselves, BRAIDS's list is a little more band-oriented and Blue Hawaii skews more electronic. (Guess which one has Grimes on it?) Both lists are below.

Look out for Blue Hawaii's sophomore album, Untogether (definitely one of my favorite 2013 LPs that I've managed to hear already - Bill), via Arbutus Records on January 22. Braids will have a new album next year too. Both were here for CMJ.

Braids and Blue Hawaii's respective 2012 Top 10 lists are below.


BRAIDS - Best of 2012
Agor - EP
Born Gold - Little Sleepwalker
Burial - Kindred EP
Chris Reimer - The Chad Tape
Jessie Ware - Devotion
Mac Demarco - 2
Majical Cloudz - Turns Turns Turns
Purity Ring - Shrines
Squarepusher - Ufabulum
Tame Impala - Lonerism

Blue Hawaii - Top 10 LPs of 2012
1. Fin -- John Talabot
2. Kindred EP --Burial
3. Visions -- Grimes
4. Turns Turns Turns EP -- Majical Cloudz
5. Luxury Problems -- Andy Stott
6. 2 - Mac de Marco
7. Little Sleepwalker - Born Gold
8. Pink -- Four Tet
9. RGP EP -- Nic Sarno
10. Optic - Clouds

Now check out Grimes and Polica's Top 10 2012 lists.



Comments (12)

When will we get a Best Best-Of-2012-List List?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 1:41 PM

Grimes... bold choice!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 1:42 PM

here is my top 10 list of deserts I pick when I go to a buffet.
1) Soft Serve! Usually a twist cone
2) Chocolate Pudding
3) Jello
4) Hard Ice Cream
5) Rice Pudding
6) Apple Pie
7) Donuts/muffins eh save them for breakfast
8) Peace Pie/Cobbler
9) Cheese Cake
10) Cookies

Posted by You care, right? | December 6, 2012 1:57 PM

Im all about the Brownies!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 2:15 PM

^The Brownies are NOT all about you

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 3:07 PM

what kind of desert do you think Grimes likes?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 3:25 PM

no one cares what blue hawaii or braids favorite music was. why do you keep doing these posts>

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 4:51 PM

Whatz yr ^^favorite Muzak?

Posted by Music | December 6, 2012 7:31 PM

Grimes and iPods should form a super group called "GriPods".

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 9:27 PM

^oh my!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 10:53 PM


Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 7:06 AM

4:51-fuck that: i think it's as cool to read Blue Hawaii's list as it is to read some anon who keeps telling you that Swans are number one, and anyone who disagrees is going to face the iron fist of his (because it's presumably almost always a dude) wrath.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 7:47 AM

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