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Reblogged from glitchinthesystem
This is a band I’m going to have involvement in this summer. We want to start playing some shows. So book us. I’d really appreciate it if you guys checked out the EP we finished up.
Waxahatchee - Misery Over Dispute - Cerulean Salt (2013)
One of the best albums I’ve purchased over the last year or so.
Flat out fantastic from start to finish. Immediate, visceral reaction upon first hearing it — in a good way.
Katie Crutchfield is flippin’ brilliant.
Ladyhawke - Cellophane - Anxiety (2012)
It’s official I’m addicted to Ladyhawke’s soon to drop album Anxiety (May 29th). And, this tune quite simply gives me chills. It’s a punch in the gut, an emotional ride and a guitar-riff-laden eargasm.
This is the first full album from Phillipa Margaret “Pip” Brown (aka Ladyhawke) in four years. It’s well worth the wait. I’ve been jamming to the record for a few weeks now and it stands the test of rotation and time (I’ve been through the album 26+ times already - so, yeah, I’m addicted…)
There’s no let down in Anxiety. Brilliant in every way, it’s an undulating journey, from song to song, that combines to form a hypnotic and highly addictive record. From heavy guitar beats to ’80s pop mastery to rich ballads to guitar riffing madness, the more I listen to it the more I can’t get enough of it — the true test of a great album.
Fans of indie-rock and ’80s, pop/dance music will instantly fall in love with this offering. It’s a must get and I can’t recommend it more highly.
You can pre-order the album here.
Reblogged from shadowsonstars
Shadows On Stars - Self Titled (2012)
FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD.
Really digging this album. Been listening to it for a solid couple of weeks and it continues to grow on me. I highly recommend it. Enjoy!
The album. Enjoy.
Better late than never…
This past year has been particularly difficult, for me, to be rating and ranking albums. It’s almost not fair… I’ve mixed and matched and switched up and flip-flopped and changed my mind countless times over the last week or three.
There are so many fantastic albums and artists that come to mind and that deserve recognition (I could easily put out a top 50.) But, In my mind, these were the albums and artists that clearly stood out — a notch or two above all others.
In any case, at this moment in time, [Jan. 4, 2012 @ approx 4:00PM PST], this is what my Top
20 30 (because it was such a difficult year) looks like:
Pursesnatchers – A Pattern Language
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Hysterical
Generationals - Actor-Caster
Lanterns on the Lake – Gracious Tide, Take Me Home
Cults - Cults
EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital
Voxhaul Broadcast - Timing Is Everything
Blind Pilot - We Are The Tide
Zola Jesus - Conatus
Yuck - Yuck
Beirut – The Rip Tide
I Break Horses - Hearts
Of Monsters and Men – My Head is an Animal
Warm Ghost - Narrows
Radical Face – The Family Tree, The Roots
Radiohead – The Kings of Limbs
The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
We Were Promised Jetpacks - In the Pit of the Stomach
Veronica Falls – Veronica Falls
tUnE-YarDs - w h o k i l l
Wooden Shjips - West
Colleen Green - Cujo EP (yes an EP made the list)
Real Estate - Days
The Head and The Heart – The Head and The Heart
Wild Flag - Wild Flag
The Kills – Blood Pressure
Some Artists and Albums that didn’t break the Top 30 but that were really close are listed below. For whatever reason I didn’t listen to them enough, was preoccupied with something or other, or overwhelmed by all the other great albums, or perhaps they arrived late in the year… At another moment in time, like ten minutes from now, they may have cracked this fellas personal Top 30 list :)
The Drums - Portamento
The Moth and The Mirror – Honestly, This World
Wu Lyf – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
The Black Keys - El Camino
Gardens & Villa – Gardens & Villa
Sisikyou – Keep Away The Dead
The Whiskey Saints - 24 Hours
Bass Drum of Death – GB City
St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
The Weeknd - House of Balloons
The Ambience Affair - Burials
Sea Pinks – Dead Seas
The Low Anthem – Smart Flesh
Tom Waits – Bad As Me
Gem Club - Breakers
The Antlers – Burst Apart
The Cave Singers – No Witch
Wye Oak – Civilians
The Raveonettes - Raven In The Grave
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
My Morning Jacket - Circuital
Florence & The Machine - Ceremonials
Wilco - The Whole Love
Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne
Adele - 21
Atlas Sound - Parallax
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
The Roots - Undun
Wild Beasts - Smother
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
The War On Drugs - Slave Ambient
Cut Copy - Zonoscope
Destroyer - Kaputt
2011 was an amazing year for music and indie music in particular. AND, I also think that, in many ways, this year was a year in which women (soloists or leads in a band) really made their mark. And, a fantastic mark at that.
As always, whilst compiling a “top ##” list, one is apt to overlook, or not have heard of, or been exposed to a particular band. I welcome any and all suggestions that you may have and ANY exposure to albums/artists that I may have missed.
Happy New Year everybody!
Mix via 8tracks. Nineteen tracks including music by Cat Power, I Break Horses, and Lightning Dust. Inspired by Adrienne Rich (currently reading - highly reco) and her quote, “Life on the planet is born of woman.”
Also includes Imogen Heap, Rilo Kiley, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fever Ray, Dirty Martini (disbanded I believe - love ‘em), Mates of State, Moonbabies, The Weepies, The Raveonettes, old school Norah Jones and a tune by Carla Bruni.
Brother - Darling Buds Of May (official video) - (2011)
Thanks for the submission. And thanks for the compliment. I really gotta get better about checking subs out and posting more of them… I’m a little behind…
“Brother” is new to me but I’m liking what I’m hearing so far… I gotta give them more of a listen, but very happy for the intro Tia.
Tumblrino’s, check out “Brother” - I know a ton of you will like ‘em - and cause Tia says so :) Thanks again.