Good choices. Bad Rabbits are going to be huge; I've been waiting for it to happen since I saw them at the EOTC farewell show in Boston.
Also, Squid the Whale are right up my alley. Can't wait for the new EP.
BR would have been on 2012's list, but we didn't think an album would be out during the year. It sucks having to wait so long for new material, but everyone I've spoken with says the new stuff is completely killer. My only question is which label, if any, they release through