Been working on my 2013 favorites lists. I couldn’t include everything I wanted to, this is making me mindful of all the stuff I didn’t get around to checking out this year, and there’s going to be a second playlist after this one that focuses more on metal and noise. So, yeah, I guess I hope this one is enjoyable?
- Fuck Buttons - Year of the Dog
- Valient Thorr - No Strings Attached
- Boris - Elegy
- Cuushe - I Dreamt About Silence
- Underpass - Anything
- Jamaican Queens - Kids Get Away
- Melt-Banana - Schemes of the Tails
- Colin Stetson - Hunted
- How to Destroy Angels - And the Sky Began to Scream
- Forest Swords - The Weight of Gold
- The Marshmallow Ghosts - Shadow Land
- Black Hat - Jaune
- Dirty Beaches - Like the Ocean We Part
- Master Musicians of Bukkake - The Circular Ruins
The record shop called and told me a copy of the new Wolf Eyes came in. When I went to get it, I decided I’d grab Dead in the Dirt, too. And then I found these other goodies before I could get safely out of the store.
I mighta bought a few things this weekend!
Also, Dylan Carlson did a Latitudes session recently. I’m not sure if it was with Earth or his solo project. They had one at the show today, but apparently it’s not for sale yet. T_T I’ll keep my eyes peeled for it.
I made my mom a mix CD for her birthday. This has a lot of crossover with other recent mix CDs, but it’s also meant to present a lot of things I’ve been into lately in a more mom-friendly format? So what I’m saying is “this mix tape is more fit for human consumption than my normal mixtapes”…
WANT. Is it not out in the states yet?
I guess I’m gonna go ahead and post my favorite albums of the year now, so you will all have plenty of time to get them in your head before the world ends Friday. When the skies burn and the Earth swallows you up at the end of the week, you can comfort yourself with the knowledge Inkmo on tumblr really dug Swans’ apocalyptic epic The Seer as the best album of 2012.
Swans - The Seer
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
Bell Witch - Longing
Dreamend - And the Tears Washed Me, Wave After Cowardly Wave
Horseback - Arjuna
Dull Knife - Dull Knife
Liars - WIXIW
Xiu Xiu - Always
Deerhoof - Breakup Song
The Men - Open Your Heart
Some notable mentions: I only get ten images here. I would have put Army of 2600’s new album FORTIFICATION up there if I had more. It’s a good solid hour of chipnoise. He’s one of the guys really doing chiptune and the video game nostalgia thing right in my opinion. Also, I left out Locrian’s The Clearing, because the version this year is a re-issue.
There were some EPs, too. I decided to list them separately.
Horseback & Locrian - New Dominions
Black Hat - Spectral Disorder
Vatican Shadow - September Cell
Asobi Seksu & Boris - Asobi Seksu & Boris Split 7”
Contrepoison - I Keep On Searching
Welp, there are my big old dumb opinions.