An Indie Playlist for New Year’s Resolutions

Hear Us Out

party confetti clean up!

We’ve made it through the holidays mostly unscathed. To celebrate — and kick-start those promises — we’ve got this year’s faves, plus free downloads and streams from 2011’s much-anticipated releases (PJ Harvey, Mogwai, Cloud Nothings, Tapes n’ Tapes, and Smith Westerns).

Get Some (Beck remix),” by Lykke Li
(Rest, that is.)

Freak Out,” by Tapes n’ Tapes
(Deep breaths and guided imagery.)

Not in Love,” by Crystal Castles featuring Robert Smith
(Time to move on.)

Rano Pano,” by Mogwai
(Speak in rhymes.)

And the World Laughs with You,” by Flying Lotus
(Not at you.)

Should Have,” by Cloud Nothings
(Regret nothing.)

Hahahaha Jk?,” by Das Racist
(Take things lightly.)

Living in America,” by Dom
(Shop local.)

Transparency Is the New Mystery,” by Marnie Stern
(Say it like it is.)

Lost in the World,” by Kanye West & Bon Iver
(Take roads less traveled.)

Write About Love,” by Belle and Sebastian
(Blog about it.)

Stay Here,” by Friendly Fires and Azari & III
(Go disco dancing.)

Written on the Forehead,” by PJ Harvey
(Taking a cue from the music vet’s constant reinvention.)

Weekend,” by Smith Westerns
(Make it a three-day.)

Summer Well,” by Interpol
(We’re looking at you, Maldives, Fiji, and Santorini.)

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