Staff Picks of 2013



As 2013 nears its end, we continue our tradition of yearly staff picks summing up our favorite music from the 12 months past. This year is very special as we’ve extended our list makers to include Giant Step fam outside of the staff itself; many thanks to Maiya Norton, Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), Natasha Diggs, Rich Medina, and DJ Spinna for contributing their takes!

Amongst the most popular favorites were Disclosure‘s Settle, Rhye‘s Woman, James Blake‘s Overgrown, and Hiatus Kaiyote‘s Tawk Tomahawk. Dig into the complete lists and let us know your faves as well!

Giant Step Staff Picks of 2013

New Release: PYYRAMIDS – ‘Brightest Darkest Day’


We’ve been going nuts over this duo since the advanced stream dropped last week. PYYRAMIDS is killing it on their Brightest Darkest Day debut album, which you can hear below. The melodic indie music pulls together something evocative The Mynabirds, Nirvana, and The Kills all into one tasty delight.

Watch their video for “Paper Doll” above.