Pere Ubu @ Silm's 12/17/13
Holograms @ Bottom of the Hill 12/18/14
Wooden Shjips @ The Chapel 01/23/14
!!! @ The Chapel 01/25/14
Frankie Rose @ Rickshaw Stop 02/04/14
Xiu Xiu @ Bottom of the Hill 02/22/14
Courtney Barnett @ Rickshaw Stop 02/24/14
Kraftwerk @ Fox Theater 03/23/13
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ The Warfield 07/07/14
Circle Takes The Square's long-coming 2nd full length album Deompositions Volume 1 finally came out last night and it is truly amazing, easily one of my favorite albums of the year. I used to associate them with the hardcore/metalcore scene, but this album feels much more to me like a black metal/prog-metal album. It's really incredible.
Some year-end list research has led me to a handful of 2012 releases which I missed initially but have really enjoyed over the past few weeks:
Group Rhoda - Out of Touch, Out of Mind: a must-listen for fans of Peaking Lights, and would have certainly been a fantastic summer album to melt away to in the heat.
Horrid Red - Celestial Joy: 80s synth-pop meets no-wave meets lo-fi; unsettling, but in the best way possible.
Jam City - Classical Curves: been mentioned by a few others in some of the year-end threads, but a fantastically groovy electronic/dance album.
Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent and Happy: a bit of a return-to-form for a minimal techno master, with over 2 hours of music spread across three LPs.
I'm also about to dig into the Lee Gamble and Terrence Dixon releases too, as those two have received a lot of praise.
12/12 - Dismemberment Plan @ Fonda
Congrats to Mr. Jack White
Third Man Records in conjunction with Columbia Records is proud to announce that Jack White's album "Blunderbuss" is the biggest selling vinyl album of 2012 according to Nielsen Soundscan's vinyl charts with over 33,000 copies sold.
Knocking the Beatles' "Abbey Road" off the top spot (a position it had held the previous three years), "Blunderbuss" sales are the highest for a new album (not a catalog album) since Soundscan began specifically tracking vinyl in 2008.
White is currently nominated for three Grammys from "Blunderbuss", including Album of the Year.
Sooooo NHK Dance Classics are finally opening up to me. Dunno why it took this long
Listened to this song like 5 times and it finally clicked today
it's some trippy weird shit without a doubt
Bryan, you've heard at least one track from the first Dance Classics album - it was playing over the PA at Human Resources before the start of the Mark McGuire show. I remember because the album didn't click for me until then, and after that I went home and listened and it all made sense.
But yeah, it's great.
Pan-American, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Ken Camden, Tim Hecker - Loscil, Stars of the Lid - Andrew Bird - Chris Thile - Laurie Anderson w/ Kronos Quartet - Coachella 2014 W1 - Chick Corea/Bela Fleck - Philip Glass Ensemble - Philip Glass
this track is great as well
I just played Vol 1 and 2 back to back. It was a treat
Aliment - Holy Slap: Garage punk from Barcelona. The songwriting is simplistic, but very catchy choruses. Fun album to listen to driving around, but it made me wish it was summer. Solid album.
Just now checking out Chelsea Wolfe's Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs that was released back in October.Really really good, some of the most haunting songs I've heard in a long time. This album can make your heart hurt (in a good way?). Listen to it
1/19 Parquet Courts @ Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
3/2 Angel Olsen @ Echoplex
3/30 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks @ Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
4/11- 4/13 Coachella Weekend I
4/18- 4/20 Coachella Weekend II
7/11 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ The Shrine Auditorium