No particular order.
1. Bottomless Pit - Blood Under The Bridge (Telemomo) - If your
dad had a band you would would hope to god they were half as
good as these guys. A light mix of post-punk and classic underground
2. Super Wild Horses - Fifteen (Hozac) - Australian girl-duo.
Simple, catchy, and brilliant.
3. Broken Water - Whet (Night People) - Heavy and drugged out.
4. Scout Niblett - The Calcination Of... (Drag City) - This
is as far as I've gotten in the noise meets folk vein.
5. Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises (Vinyl Films) - This
along with the Scout Niblett album are my "softer"
picks. Managed to snag the white vinyl version before it was
sold out. Perfect for the -5 temperature outside and it matches
fresher snow on the ground.
6. Lazy Smoke - Corridor Faces (Jackpot) - Great unearthed psych
album from MA circa '68. If you haven't heard this, check it
out. Highly recommended and probably my favorite reissue of
7. Red Dons - Fake Meets Failure (Deranged) - Straightforward
modern punk/post-punk band. If I had listened to stuff like
this when I was 13 instead of NO Use For A Name and NOFX, I
would probably have better taste.
8. Ty Segal - Melted (Goner) - Great lo-fi garage/punk album
from a 20-something California. Probably the best record he's
put out. Definitely my favorite Goner release this year.
9. Half Rats - For The Sake Of Love 7" (Douchemaster) -
The only vinyl release from a band that features memebers of
CoCocoma (Goner). Lo-fi throw-baclk pop. I really hope there's
a full-length from these guys soon.
10. Ex - 30 Years Of The Ex (Ex Records) - Milk Man turned me
on to Ex, so thanks Zach. It spans 30 years and every track
on here is great. How often does that happen?
Let the tomatoes fly! Not the face, please...