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Another great year! I need 15 spaces for my top ten and could have easily added a few more ….

  1. Krill, Alam No Hris
  2. Autochrome, Separation Realms
  3. Various Artists, Boston & Beyond: SXSW 2012
  4. Future Carnivores, Future Carnivores
  5. Foolish Ida, Book II
  6. Dirty Dishes, Most Tarnished Birds
  7. Hands and Knees, Red Hot Minnow
  8. Milling Gowns, Something Dangerous Loves Me
  9. Novel Ideas, Home
  10. Plumerai, Mondegreen
  11. Avoxblue, A Place Without Time
  12. Mission of Burma, Unsound
  13. Black Fortress of Opium, Stratospherical
  14. Mean Creek, Youth Companion
  15. Exusamwa, Phase IV
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Plumerai – Modegreen

October 24, 2012

New singer Eliza Brown adds more to the same great classy sound!

Full-length available at bandcamp; video courtesy of Somerville Rocks!

“Trip”

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

The shoe-gazey/dream-poppy foundations are still there, but it’s the strength of Elizabeth Ezell’s vocal performances and the richness and sophistication of the band’s songwriting and instrumentation that make “Your Guilty Prize” Plumerai‘s most mature and varied work yet.

“Spinning Landscapes,” below, provides a case in point; check out the rest at the bandcamp page.