Top 10 Indie, Nov. 2012
Much like the short days this time of year, November's best new indie music is cloaked in darkness. Topping the bunch is darkwave duo Crystal Castles' third release, an icy and paranoid skulk around the dancefloor. Following in those black-stained footsteps are industrial/post-punk/ambient purveyors The Soft Moon and Trent Reznor's newest project, How to Destroy Angels, along with the last soundtrack of the Twilight series, which features Passion Pit, St. Vincent, Feist and more. Meanwhile, Swedish siren El Perro Del Mar adds some light to the list with her quirky dream pop on Pale Fire, while Clinic stretch out their rock grooves into psychedelic terrain. Also hear new music from indie pop duo The Babies, plus new EPs from singer-songwriter-turned-Tarantino-inspired rock chick Kate Nash, folky troubadour Andrew Bird, and the bad girl whose "p*ssy tastes like Pepsi Cola," Lana Del Rey.