Great live performance of a great track from their lp, “Slave Ambient” (Secretly Canadian 2011).

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Other Favorite Albums of 2011

December 27, 2011

Other favorite records of 2011!

  1. Braids, Native Speaker
  2. Fucked Up, Queen of Hearts
  3. Jamie Jones, Fabric 59
  4. Real Estate, Days
  5. Bvdub, Resistance is Beautiful
  6. The Men, Leave Home
  7. Robag Wruhme, Wuppdeckmischmampflow
  8. Washed Out, Within and Without
  9. Mark E, Stonebreaker
  10. Mark McGuire, A Young Person’s Guide
  11. Lee Scratch Perry, Rise Again
  12. Zodiak Free Arts Club, Floating World
  13. Tim Hecker, Ravedeath 1972
  14. Weekend, Red
  15. Wye Oak, Civilian
  16. Thee Oh Sees, Castlemania
  17. The Field, Looping State of Mind
  18. Atlas Sound, Parallax
  19. Panda Bear, Tomboy
  20. Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Summvs

Favorite Local Albums of 2011

December 22, 2011

My favorite local records from 2011!

  1. Various Artists, Deep Heaven Now IV Compilation
  2. Endless Wave, Notes from the Compound
  3. Guillermo Sexo, Secret Wild
  4. Prefab Messiahs, Peace Love & Alienation
  5. Hands and Knees, Wholesome
  6. Plumerai, Your Guilty Prize
  7. Reports, Dinamo Cambridge
  8. Gabe Goodman, Friendly Fires
  9. The Novel Ideas, Summer Demos
  10. Kelsey Jarboe, Magical Realism
  11. To The Wedding, To The Wedding
  12. Bobby, Bobby
  13. The Frost Heaves, Frost Heaves 0 Cones 1
  14. Carter Tanton, Freeclouds
  15. The Hush Now, Memos

Tennis – Tell Her No

December 13, 2011

Tres tres bien!

Tennis, “Tell Her No”

 

Twelve minutes of pure brilliance from Reports.

“Dinamo Cambridge”

The most successful archeological digs yield not just buried gold, but something more valuable still: the wisdom of the ancients.

Case in point: The Prefab Messiahs’ Peace Love & Alienation. From Worcester MA, circa 1982.

“The 16th Track”

Jeff and Jane Hudson’s 1983 lp “Flesh” was rereleased on cd earlier this year and it’s been on repeat for me ever since.

Below, a great live performance of my favorite track.

“Guatemala”