Finally had a chance to finish this up. Have to say 2012 was a challenge to commit to a solid list. I especially found it difficult to exclude all Shelflife releases. Albums by Burning Hearts, Dylan Mondegreen and The Garlands would surely be in the mix for my top 5. The pains of being unbiased …
But top honors this year is still no real surprise. Violens “True” was an easy love affair. A sound that just defines “wheelhouse” for me. The first three tracks on the record are my most played songs of the year and fittingly so. “Der Microarc” is perhaps one of the best songs written in the past twenty years!
To keep up the podcast tradition, you’ll find my top 20 tracks below. Enjoy and happy holidays!
Top 10 releases of 2012
1. Violens “True” (Slumberland)
Top 5 EPs of 2012
1. RxGibbs “Futures” (Cascine)
Podcast #6 – Top 20 songs of 2012
Download the new Dylan Mondegreen single for “Come Tomorrow” for free!
Includes the full album version of “Come Tomorrow” featuring the lovely Maria Due sharing vocal duties with Børge, as well as two exclusive remixes: “Keeper of Secrets” by the legendary Ian Catt (producer of Saint Etienne, The Field Mice, Northern Picture Library, Trembling Blue Stars, etc) and “The Heart Is A Muscle” by our good friends Invisible Twin (Mario and Rose from Shoestrings).
Here’s the official video for Everything Goes Quiet in the End taken off the fab new Bart and Friends EP It’s Not the Words That You Say released today! The video was directed by Claude Cardenas and features Paisley Fried and Janet Sanchez.
You can stream the entire EP below:
Airiel are hitting the road today and heading east. Don’t miss your chance to see them!
8/16 @ P.A.’s Lounge – Somerville, MA
8/18 @ Cake Shop – New York, NY
8/19 @ Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
8/20 @ Black Cat – Washington, DC
“Open Arms” is the first single from The Garlands upcoming self-titled LP coming this fall!
Download “It Takes Two” from the new Dylan Mondegreen album (coming Sept 25th)!
Very excited to announce Ian Catt will now be producing The Proctors upcoming album on Shelflife! Ian has worked on legendary records from Saint Etienne, The Field Mice, Trembling Blue Stars, and Northern Picture Library — to name a few. Ian has also just completed production on another future Shelflife release, which we’ll be announcing very soon.
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