I made a playlist of all those tracks I mentioned because I’m a shit.
Actually, that Horseback track isn’t in there because Relapse is pretty good at keeping their stuff off the internets.
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”…
Oh got dang I too much record shopped today. Also got the most normal people music in one sitting I’ve bought in a while, but I wasn’t not getting the new David Bowie, HtDA, and Depeche Mode. I got one of Ash Borer’s albums, which makes up a little for missing them this week at the Highline. I also got that JK Flesh/Prurient split I’d been wanting. The rest are all favorites I only have because I borrowed them from the library once, but they were cheap.
I accidentally walked into a record store tonight and these are my new gets.
I TOTALLY FORGOT EMERALDS DID A NEW ALBUM THIS YEAR. Might have to revise that list….
It keeps happening! I warned you about record stores bro!
OKAY NOW PANIC
Part 2 of my two part Year End End of the World Megamix. This is the half the actually destroys the world*ᶧ.
* Listen at own risk.
ᶧ Play at maximum volume.
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.