Cayetana, a three piece from Philly, have produced some of the best indie-punk of the year so far with their 7” Hot Dad Calendar. Two short tracks filled with emotion, fun and catchy instrumentation, which belies how inexperienced these three were when they started, and a chemistry which is infectious, leaking through your speakers.
After three releases in as many years Punch released Nothing Lasts. Ten minutes of vicious thrashcore that cemented the band’s place as one of the most scathing bands on the planet. The record doesn’t pull any punches (no pun intended), attacking the listener from the opening seconds of sharp feedback to the final, pummelling breakdown at the end of How Nothing Lasts.
2012 has been a stellar year for beautifully melodic indie; a trend that continues with Sick/Sea’s latest E.P., Moral Compass. Audrey Scott continues to astound with her gorgeous yet melancholic voice while the music behind, composed by her brother Cameron, has grown, incorporating various genres and sounding more confident than ever before.