The Best Tracks of 2012

As a companion to my previous post listing the best albums and EP/7″ releases that came out in 2012, I have put together a CD-length mix of some of the best tracks released last year. There seems to be an ever growing wave of excellent garage and psychedelic music being released and it was hard to make this collection of tracks come in under the 80-minute mark. Adding to this difficulty was my determination to close out this mix with the insanely great 23-minute track “Living in the Cosmic Nod (Improvisations)” by Earthless, who demonstrate superhuman psychedelic stamina. Other than the Earthless track (which defies ranking) the tracks are arranged roughly in order of preference, and I’d give the nod to Still Caves for “Dutch” as the Turn Me On, Dead Man track of the year.

Half-Remembered Dreams: The Best of 2012 by Dead Man on Mixcloud

1 “Still Caves”
by Dutch
2 “Raise Them Up”
by Brian Wilson Shock Treatment
3 “Mourning Light”
by The Flight Reaction
4 “Okay”
by Mmoss
5 “No Thanks”
by LE Yikes SURF CLUB
6 “(The) Forest Speaks”
by Peoples Temple
7 “Sun”
by The Dalai Lama Rama Fa Fa Fa
8 “Green Balloon”
by White Fence
9 “Moonlight Mile”
by The Babies
10 “The City Sighs”
by Zebra Hunt
11 “Sri Sai Flora”
by The Sufis
12 “Stop What You’re Doin'”
by Seven Long Years
13 “Snow Blind”
by The Technicolor Teeth
14 “Cali in a Cup”
by Woods
15 “Sejchas”
by Sonic Death
16 “Midnight in the Garden of Evil”
by Magic Shoppe
17 “Kids Don’t Live Enough”
by The Modulated Tones
18 “Living in the Cosmic Nod (Improvisations)”
by Earthless

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