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The Fly is the "UK's most popular new music magazine," but if you haven't heard of it, its because it's a free monthly that doesn't really get international distribution. You can however read it online. The mag just released it's year-end issue and topping their Best Albums of 2012 is Sharon Van Etten's Tramp (which was just released in a Deluxe edition, a fine Xmas gift don't you know). Sharon narrowly beat out Grimes, whose Visions came in at #2. The whole list, in ascending order, is below and you can read what The Fly said about each album here.

By the way you can still get tickets for the December 15 show at Cameo that Sharon curated with She Keeps Bees and Speck Mountain and "Special Guest."

A list of the Fly's Top 50 Albums of 2012 is below.

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by Bill Pearis

Stealing Sheep

A while back we told you about Liverpool trio Stealing Sheep who were getting ready to release their debut album. That record, Into the Diamond Sun, is out September 18 via Heavenly Recordings / Cooperative Music, but you can stream the whole thing right now at the bottom of this post. With nods toward psychedelic folk, Krautrock, and post-punk, it's one of the more striking debuts of 2012 and recommended listening.

We're also giving away a vinyl copy of Into the Diamond Sun and details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post. Also below is video of the band performing "Shut Eye" in Liverpool and, of course, the album stream.

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by Bill Pearis

Stealing Sheep

Liverpool residents Rebecca Hawley (vocals, keyboards), Emily Lansley (vocals, guitar) and Lucy Mercer (vocals, drums) formed Stealing Sheep about three three years ago and have an interesting mix of influences: late '60s faery folk, icy Krautrock, the occasional tribal rhythms and just enough AM pop melodies (and effervescent harmonies) to give their songs a partly-cloudy feel that echoes the weather in their hometown.

Stealing Sheep released the Noah and the Paper Moon mini-LP last year and are set to release their terrific debut album, Into the Diamond Sun, on September 4 via Heavenly/ Cooperative Music. They've released two singles from it already, the witchy "Shut Eye" and the poppier "Genevieve" which you can watch the videos for below.

No word on U.S. shows yet but we've got their current UK/European dates listed below.

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