2019 saw some great releases. Here are ten I felt were worthy of adding to my collection. This list is far from comprehensive, but as of right now it’s my top 10.
“There’s a lot to unpack in the listener’s guide and sections,” notes Gallagher. “The idea is for my sons to uncover the hidden and more sophisticated things as they grow.”
Psychedelia and shoegaze meet cowboy couture. Orville Peck is one of the year’s most exciting new artists, and he’s received critical acclaim and praise across the interwebs.
Throughout Smooth Big Cat, Stone continues the overly hazy, dreamy, late summer evening pop he gave us on that debut release. It stands on its own, though, still full of swagger but with even more standout tracks than before.
“I Don’t Need Love, I’ve Got My Band” sees Swedish band The Radio Dept. reissuing a compilation of two early EPs on their new label Just So Records.
Bradford Cox has always been a fascinating character, and “Timebends” continues to cement him and Deerhunter as one of the most intriguing installments in indie music today.
Berman was known for lyrical prowess. He was the master at painting vivid pictures–happy, quirky, sad, heartbreaking–with this poetry and adding to it equally alluring instrumentation.
This past weekend, I spent some time record shopping in Vancouver, BC. Visiting Vancouver sure beats dealing with the horrors of Seattle traffic. Plus, the exchange rate favors the US Dollar right now.
Alright. So Black Lips are back with a new song called “Odelia”. And after a few listens, I’m not the biggest fan. So I devised an idea: let’s see if I can find 5 songs in my collection by Black Lips for you to listen to and enjoy more.
August marked the 20th Anniversary of the Cherubs EP from Arab Strap, the 12″ (which recently found its way into my collection). Twenty years, and I’m just one year into truly being an Arab Strap fan. What was I thinking?!?