The top mp3s have gone through many incarnations since the beginning of Consequence of Sound in 2007. What used to be an exhaustive roundup of all the singles, remixes, covers, and undiscovered gems emailed to us any given week evolved into a compilation whittled down to our 10 favorite new songs. For 2013, we’re again changing up the format with the hope of giving our selections some added weight. We’re still posting about our 10 favorite songs, but they’ll be ordered in quality from 10-1. Who takes home #1 this week? You’ll have to click ‘Next’ to find out.
10. Black Pus – “1000 Years”
Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale has made the move to Thrill Jockey for his solo output as Black Pus, and the skronking thunder of “1000 Years” acts as the fanfare. Manipulating an oscillator with his feet, the mysterious masked man builds to a tooth-rattling mass of tom thumping and synth squealing. Add a vocal hook (albeit likely crowed through that mask-mounted Bane mic), and you’ve got a wild-eyed bruiser to build anticipation All My Relations, which will hit your stereo on March 19th. -Adam Kivel