#2 Lucius – Lucius EP
If 2012 was anything it was the year for women Indie rock stars and Lucius was one of those on the forefront with this nod to 1960’s girl pop. It has soul, it has energy and it has a tremendous vocal style and lyrical quality. These girls could go one of two ways: They could go the Best Coast route of being awesome but still sort of under the radar or they could take it the route of someone like Duffy who is a bit of a British sensation, but hasn’t sacrificed quality for fame. I really think these girls have a bright future ahead of them and that’s one of the reasons I loved this EP.