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13 Dec
Podcast #4 – Top 25 songs of 2010 (by Ed)

I’m sure it’s no real surprise that Caribou is getting my top spot this year. It’s been on my highly recommended list ever since it came out in April. “Swim” is just brilliant and seeing them play it live twice this year just solidified my decision. I still joke with the idea that Daniel Snaith listened to a lot of Familjen records and decided to reinvent Swedish disco — but whatever really inspired him to go into this direction, I sincerely hope he continues.

As for the podcast, it was again definitely a challenge to pick 20 top songs, so I picked 25! There were also a lot of tracks that would have made the playlist six months ago (“I Just Want To See Your Face” by Serena Maneesh being one of them), but as usual I burn out on things quickly and at this moment in time, I can’t listen to them. I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.

Top 10 releases of 2010
1. Caribou – Swim (Merge)
2. The Radio Dept. – Clinging To A Scheme (Labrador)
3. Ceremony – Rocket Fire (Killer Pimp)
4. The European – In A Very Real Sense Now (Stolen)
5. The Chemical Brothers – Further (Astralwerks)
6. Blue Sky Black Death – Third Party (Fake Four)
7. Wild Nothing – Gemini (Captured Tracks)
8. Secret Shine – The Beginning and the End (self-released)
9. School of Seven Bells – Disconnect From Desire (Vagrant)
10. Bubblegum Leomonade – Sophomore Release (Matineé)

runners up:
The Cavalcade – Many Moons (Pebble)
The Depreciation Guild – Spirit Youth (Kanine)
A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Autumn, again (self-released)
Robyn – Body Talk (Cherrytree)
Germany Germany – Radiowave (THaF)
Phil Wilson – God Bless Jim Kennedy (Slumberland)
Allo Darlin’ – Allo Darlin’ (Fortuna Pop)
Benoît Piolard – Lasted (Kranky)

Podcast #4 – Top 25 songs of 2010
(in no particular order)
1. The Radio Dept. – This Time Around
2. Korallreven – The Truest Faith
3. Teen Daze – Four More Years
4. Silver Swans – Secrets
5. Wild Nothing – Golden Haze
6. Ceremony – Stars Fall
7. Secret Shine – No More Inside
8. Germany Germany – River
9. Familjen – När Planeterna Stannat
10. Blue Sky Black Death – Threads of Gold
11. Still Corners – Wish
12. Engineers – Subtober
13. Klaxons – Echoes
14. Bubblegum Lemonade – Caroline’s Radio
15. The Camerawalls (feat Sarah Gaugler) – The Sight of Love
16. The Chemical Brothers – Another Wold
17. Caribou – Found Out
18. The European – The Settler
19. Chiddy Bang – Pass Out
20. School Of Seven Bells – Babelonia
21. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Fall In Love
22. Beach Fossils – Wide Awake
23. Girls Names – Graveyard
24. Foxes in Fiction – Ativan (Song for Erika)
25. Echodrone – Sway and Drown


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p.s. As a rule I always exclude anything Shelflife from these lists.

10 Dec
Soda Shop – Farewell

Soda Shop – Farewell from Drew Diver on Vimeo.

In celebration of our first 7″ single here on Shelflife, I decided to put together a simple little music video for the A-side “Farewell.” This is my first ever video edit and both of us were  actually happy with how it turned out. We hope you enjoy it and that it brings a little more life to our first single.


Drew & Maria

3 Dec
Motorama – Ship

Long time, no post….

Drew (Horse Shoes) turned me onto Motorama.  This is track is from the album Alps. The band has generously the whole album for download here.


Listen to Motorama – Ships:


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