tulsa imperative

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This song + sleepy summer heat forever:             

Yo La Tengo - Green Arrow

(Source: youtube.com)

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"Dinner" by Blood Orange

@ Logan Square Tastee Freeze.

"This is where I’m having my birthday party" says kid at next table.   

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"Summer crawled by indetectably…"

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"Bicycle" by Memory Tapes

If you need BIKES, check out @WORKINGBIKES in Pilsen!

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The first important video of 2013.

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1. GRIMES - OBLIVION

I took one of the most shattering experiences of my life and turned it into something I can build a career on and that allows me to travel the world. I play it live every night. The whole process has been positive - engaging with that subject matter and making it into something good.

- Claire Boucher

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2. AZEALIA BANKS FT. LAZY JAY‬ - 212

Technically a late 2011 song, but it wasn’t a party in 2012 until

someone played “212.”

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3.  SKY FERREIRA - EVERYTHING IS EMBARRASSING

Maybe if you let me be your lover /
Maybe if you tried then I would not bother

The year’s most honest love song.

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4. PURITY RING - FINESHRINE

There are the songs that tug at your heart;

and then there are the songs that TEAR IT RIGHT UP. 



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5.JAPANDROIDS - THE HOUSE THAT HEAVEN BUILT

Reckless abandon rarely sounds this good.  

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6.  CHROMATICS - KILL FOR LOVE

Ruth Radelet gorgeously shrugs and slinks her way thru the Chromatics’ most shimmering guitar pop song to date.  

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"Hot Chip - Flutes"

7. HOT CHIP - FLUTES The shortest seven minute song of 2012.

hc

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8. PERFUME GENIUS - HOOD

Banned from Youtube back in January for “Adult Content”  because shirtless men aren’t suppose to hug. 

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"Affection" by Crystal Castles

9. CRYSTAL CASTLES - AFFECTION 

Alice Glass is never more lovely than when she writes about love.

Catch a moth hold it in my hand / crush it casually.

aliceinW

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10. DEATH GRIPS - I’VE SEEN FOOTAGE

Salt-n-Pepa’s “Push It” — by way of piledriver.