What's Your Favorite St. Louis Record of 2012 (So Far)?

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Jon Gitchoff
Applause for St. Louis music (Googolplexia, specifically) at the 2012 RFT Music Showcase
Well, 2012 has reached its halfway point, and it's time to start feeling nostalgic for the long way we've all come in the last six months. Music blogs near and far have been delivering their picks for the best of the first half -- save yourself some time and just check out the unimpeachable collection put together by the KDHX DJs.

We here at RFT Music were going through the year's local releases. It's already been a great year for our city's music -- spend some time with Christian Schaeffer's Homespun reviews for a a few of our favorites (including the Skekses, the Great Grandfathers and Rough Shop, or you can comb through Schaffer's entire archive here). But that's only one per week, and there have been untold multitudes of records released here this year; many of our personal favorites haven't been reviewed yet.

So we're taking stock, making sure we've heard all the good stuff and looking forward to the second half of 2012. Tell us what your favorite St. Louis release of the year is so far in the comments below, and we'll give it a listen.

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11 comments
Rob Wagoner
Rob Wagoner

"Sine Metu" by Sink The Bismark.  Fantastic record.

Pancake Master
Pancake Master

 Karate Bikini are great, but Horsey Drawers is a (separate) artist name.  FKA "The Trouble With Magical Thinking" (that's how it's credited on the Pancake Springly Sampler, for example).  HORSEY DRAWERS!

Bull M
Bull M

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Karate Bikini's "Sauce of the Apple Horse" yet... unless that's what is meant by "Horsey Drawers" ... also, Aquataine is a promising new arrival.

Mike Appelstein
Mike Appelstein

MCF is pretty good.  I fell for "Fun Whoa" in particular at their RFT Music Showcase show.

Pancake Master
Pancake Master

Pillow Talk, Middle Class Fashion, and of course, HORSEY DRAWERS!  Plus the all-three-of-those-acts-plus-27-more, super-Voltron-style team-up of the Springly Pancake Sampler.  Natch! P.S. Also Haddonfields and Black For A Second, durr.

Tim McAvin
Tim McAvin

Rough Shops "Beneath the Southside Bridge" is really great.

Dave C.
Dave C.

From what I heard of CaveofswordS new one, it's pretty fantastic.  Need to check out the MCF disc.  It always amazes me what great locally made music we have here.

Jack M
Jack M

Tidal Volume's "Letters From the Coast of Somewhere"

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