Here is a list from around the globe.
Tappi Tíkarrass – Miranda (Gramm)
Our first stop is Iceland, where a gal named Björk started in this little punk band. Very cool to hear her voice in this context.
Labirinto – Kadjwynh (Self-Released)
Moving on to Brazil and to this upcoming post-rock band. This is their follow-up EP to 2010’s excellent full length, Anatema.
Lacuna Coil – In A Reverie (Century Media)
Before American influence began to overtake this spellbinding Italian metal band, there were wonderful tracks like this.
Cola Freaks – S/T (Douchemaster)
These Danish garage punks are just fun.
The Creteens – S/T (Boom Chick)
Nasty, raw, and vulgar. France at its best.
The Spectres – Last Days (Whisper In Darkness)
A little post-punk action from Canada.
Rammstein – Mutter (Universal)
Germany is next and what else?
I Break Horses – Hearts (Bella Union)
Then off to Sweden for one of my top 5 fave albums from last year.
Sennen – Age Of Denial (Hungry Audio)
A little English shoegaze.
The Vaselines – Dum-Dum (53rd & 3rd)
And just a quick skip over to Scotland for some pop.