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.

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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.
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