In anticipation of The Sound and the Furry’s Favorite Albums of 2011 list (coming soon!) I present to you my annual end-of-the-year mix of some of the stand-out tracks of the year. Expect to see a good number of these bands/artists on the Favorite Albums list! Download HEREor just click on the album art above. Then go buy every one of these albums. Seriously, every one of these bands is incredible and has received the official The Sound and The Furry Beard of Approval!
Favourite Sons - “They Call Me Coco Rushdie” from The Great Deal of Love (Low Rent Recordings)
The City and Horses - “We Will Never Be Discovered” from We Will Never Be Discovered (Paper Garden Records)
Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson of Of Monsters and Men. Their debut album My Head is an Animal was released recently in their native Iceland - it’s not arriving stateside until early 2012, so in the meantime be sure to follow their Tumblr and Facebook! This is definitely a band to watch.