|So many rhythms and melodies...|
A fruitful list of discoveries I've made this beautiful and strange year. Some current, and others are dusty classics recently unearthed.
You are never alone in the way your records spin. All of our needles sip the same resonance from that endless spinning wax. Cry your wet spring creek of tears to flow into your brother's lake, where he and I catch fish, the product of all our grief and joy and drunkenness and vigor.
We are in motion yet.
S · A · L · U · D
~ ° 2017 ° ~
|1||The Smith Street Band|
More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me
i just want you to love me. this is shrinking life into bite sized and digestible problems that are no less overwhelming in their presence. this record is remembering your history and holding it tight to your chest to grow stronger.
Digging a Tunnel
Very classy swedish R&B good for late night drives and sitting on rooftops watching stars, hoping you don't catch an accidental nip-slip.
|3|| ||Big Thief|
not out yet but I can tell it will kick all midwestern ass
My girlfriend loves all his releases and always asks if he's playing any festivals and I have to tell her that he's just a cybermusic nerd like me. (:
love the drum work, the synth work, the absolutely LUSH production, the unrelentingly sweet and viral hooks and harmonies. the reverby solo halfway through "Got Stendah's" might be my favorite musical moment of the year.
|7||Do Make Say Think|
Stubborn Persistent Illusions
The Far Field
Definitely expanding on the sound they laid out on Singles but bringing back elements of the "tear yr hear out" sounds that we all know and love. no matter what happens it's always gonna be fun to dance like Sam Herring in the mirror.
This is generally not my style and maybe it was very late, maybe I was highly intoxicated when I first listened, regardless, this album gave my little soul a shake at 3 am. i haven't been this enthralled with an "ambient" album since Stars of the Lid.
obviously. so stoked he ditched the funk influence a bit. I think he pushes the envelope best by remaining somewhat inside the conventional box.
This Old Dog
The man himself is tim&eric tier comedy gold. Just watch "the backer". classic. Never been big on his music bit this one is summery shimmery spacey and a little more passionate. 1 slice of pie for Mac.
After The Party
Talk about nostalgic...... Jeeeeeessssus. This was my first great record of the year, makes me feel like I live on the wrong coast.
Stef is one of the best lyricists/songwriters in the hip hop realm and waaaaay underrated. The Bon Iver, Busdriver, Kathleen Hanna and Astronautalis features don't hurt. (:
Just fuckin fun. These kids are like 3 years younger than me which is both a massive embarassmwnr and huge encouragement.
You're Not As ____ As You Think
We shouldn't feel so lost so early in this year but it's driving me outdoors to collect leaves that fell last year
I can't tell you how hurt I am. I can't stand to leave my room until I do.
Sounds just like the rainbow we wanted it to be.
such fire compared to his last few tapes. unadulterated fire from the graveyard
Another Green World
The rest of these are old recs. I've discovered this year.
|20||The Twilight Singers|
|22||Posture & The Grizzly|
I Am Satan
Power, Corruption and Lies
What Will Destroy You
singer of Typhoon's gorgeous solo effort.
|27||Broken Social Scene|
You Forgot It In People
Quickly becoming one of my favorite all time albums. Slow, burning, searing grower of an album
|30||Lewis Del Mar|
Lewis Del Mar
|31||Oh No! Yoko|
Summer in Abaddon