Friday, December 31, 2010
Everyone's got a best of the year list. Sorry, not here. But you do get a bunch of music that I loved this year (some of which may have been released prior to 2010, I don't care), some of which I've blogged about already, and some of which I didn't get to sharing. So here it is, Part Two, come on back for the next parts.
The Decemberists' new one The King is Dead ain't out until January 18, but single Down By the Water is already giving out goosebumps. Colin Meloy has been showing off his knack for melody for years, but add on Peter Buck imitating himself circa Fables and then Gillian Welch lending vocals? Nicely done.
The Decemberists -- Down By The Water by JoshApos
Nada Surf are always worth a listen, power pop for now people like you. An album of covers can be dodgy, but not this band's.
Nada Surf - Electrocution by Royalty Central
Winnipeg's Royal Canoe brought the humour, the falsettos, and the hip-shakin' back.
Royal Canoe - Kasparov by scruffy the yak
Sanford finally released songs I've had in my head for years, and actually they were better than I remembered them live. 'Pegger Rob Pachol is Sanford, and he told me he just recorded these tunes to get 'em out and done with. So no shows, no promo, and probably not a big following for this project, which is a shame.
Sanford - Complicated Shoes by scruffy the yak
School of Seven Bells told me I missed shoegaze. Huh. Guess I did.
School of Seven Bells - Babelonia by VagrantRecords
School Of Seven Bells - 'I L U' by stripeyjumper
Shout out Louds make passionate, classy pop. Unapologetically catchy, not joining the forced artiness brigade. Hard not to enjoy Shout Out Louds, don't you think?
04 Shout Out Louds Fall Hard by djeddieo
Shout Out Louds - Can't Explain by barbabajs
Shout Out Louds - Walls by The Muse In Music
Come oooooooooooooonnnnnn, leave a comment or two. come back for Part 3, too.