Posts tagged ‘Dr. Dog’

January 6, 2014

25 good songs from 2013, by the guy who didn’t have a post in 2013

Hey, just because I don’t really write about music anymore doesn’t mean I don’t still have opinions on music. See, here’s, like, 25 whole opinions. Plus I put them all in a handy-dandy Spotify playlist that is in no particular order. Now, in actually somewhat of a particular order, here’s 25 really good songs I heard in 2013, which was a year, but is no longer this year.

Ha Ha Tonka – Lessons

Ha Ha Tonka is such a great and underrated band, and they played perhaps the best show I saw all year at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern in October. “Lessons” grooves a hell of a lot more than you would expect from an alt-country band, and it’s catchy as hell.

Queens of the Stone Age – If I Had a Tail

Oh yeah, my favorite band released an album this year and it was the best album of the year and “If I Had a Tail” is a fantastic idea for a song so there you go.

Neko Case – Night Still Comes

In my opinion this was Neko’s strongest album yet vocally, and the chorus (aided by a who’s who of harmony singers, most recognizably Jim James) of “You never held it at the right angle” just gets right into my feel places.

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January 1, 2012

Just a few albums to get stoked for in 2012

As we embark upon a new year (the last year ever, as some may say!), we already have some anticipation of what’s ahead. Maybe we’ve already planned some vacations, and bought tickets to concerts and events that are coming up. One thing I always have in my mind is which of my favorite bands have announced they’ll be releasing a new album, or new bands who will be releasing debuts (which are sometimes the most exciting). Without further ado, here’s a small list of stuff that’s caught in my radar.

Dillon WarnekA Stranger Here, Jan. 1 (that’s today, homies! Expect a review this week.)

RivuletsYearlings (digital EP), Jan. 3

Lost LanderDRRT, Jan. 24

Nada SurfThe Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy, Jan. 24

Lightning LoveGirls Who Look Like Me (EP), Jan. 31; full-length in the spring

HarrietTell the Right Story (EP), Jan. 31

Sleigh BellsReign of Terror, Jan. 31

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