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Favorite LPs of 2015: Part 1

Another year of fantastic tunes. Not sure why, but it was a bit easier to nail my favorite LPs down than the last couple of years (favorite EPs was a bit more work this year).  Enjoy and tune in later today for Brendan’s favorites.


15 – Will Butler//Policy

will butler - policy

Take My Side



14 – The Go! Team//The Scene Between

the go! team - the scene between




13 – Youth Lagoon//Savage Hills Ballroom


Highway Patrol Stun Gun



12 – White Reaper//White Reaper Does It Again

white reaper - white reaper does it again

Make Me Wanna Die



11 – Colleen Green//I Want To Grow Up





10 – Dean Hurley//Days of Thunder & Rain


♩ How Can Love Grow From Pain?



9 – Dan Deacon//Gliss Riffer


Learning to Relax



8 – CHVRCHES//Every Open Eye


Never Ending Circles



7 – Sufjan Stevens//Carrie & Lowell

sufjan stevens - carrie and lowell

Should Have Known Better



6 – Beach House//Depression Cherry

beach house - depression cherry

Space Song



5 – Emile Haynie//We Fall

emile haynie - we fall

Come Find Me (ft. Lykke Li & Romy)



4 – Hot Chip//Why Make Sense?

hot chip why make sense

Need You Now



3 – Telekinesis//Ad Infinitum

telekinesis - ad infinitum

♩ In a Future World



2 – Father John Misty//I Love You, Honeybear

father joh misty - i love you honeybear

I Love You, Honeybear



1 – Jamie xx//In Colour


♩ Gosh



What are your favorite LPs of 2015?



(31) Days of Good//12.11.15

hot chip - dancing in the dark

Hot Chip is one of my all time favorite live acts. Was lucky enough to catch this rendition live this year and it was SO SO GOOD. Only an act like Hot Chip could mashup the boss with LCD Soundsystem and make it work so well.

♩ Hot Chip – Dancing In The Dark [from Dancing In The Dark EP]



beach house - depression cherryBeach House proved, once again, that they’re the ones to beat when it comes to ethereally, dream pop. And I would have been completely satisfied with one new LP, but the Baltimore duo treated fans this year with TWO solid full lengths (released a mere two months apart I should add).

Beach House – Space Song [from Depression Cherry]


Beach House – Elegy To The Void [from Thank Your Lucky Stars]




“With ‘Ghosts,’ Made In Heights is aiming for buzz band designation.  The track kicks off with energy and bounce before Bulkin’s light sensuous vocals hit like a lover’s whispers.  Deep synthesizers dig in before the chorus lightens the song up, with Bulkin singing about ghosts filling cups with her tears.  Meanwhile, Sabzi mixes in a range of samples and riffs reminiscent of 90s rap, lending the track a nostalgic vibe at moments.  In all, the song sounds like something by Little Dragon but with more energy and fantastic elements.  With ‘Ghosts,’ it’s clear Made In Heights has found their sound.” (via EARMILK)

Made in Heights – Ghosts [from Without My Enemy What Would I Do]



[new music roundup] 8.28.15

beach house - depression cherry


A few of my favorite new releases this week…


Beach House//Depression Cherry



Destroyer//Poison Season



Foals//What Went Down



Sea Lion//Desolate Stars



Tijuana Panthers//Poster



The Weeknd//Beauty Behind the Madness



Yo La Tengo//Stuff Like That There



What are your favorite new releases this week?

[anticipation] Beach House//Depression Cherry

beach house - depression cherry

Depression Cherry, the group’s fifth album, is coming out August 28 on Sub Pop (pre-order). To celebrate the release, the band is launching an extensive North American and European tour from August to December this year.


  • Aug. 18 Portland, ME — State Theatre TICKETS
  • Aug. 19 Northampton, MA — Pearl Street Nightclub TICKETS
  • Aug. 20 Burlington, VT — Higher Ground TICKETS
  • Aug. 21 Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom TICKETS
  • Aug. 22 Millvale, PA — Mr. Small’s TICKETS
  • Aug. 24 Albany, NY — Upstate Concert Hall TICKETS
  • Aug. 25 Providence, RI — Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel TICKETS
  • Aug. 26 New Haven, CT — College Street Music Hall TICKETS
  • Sep. 17 Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall TICKETS
  • Sep. 18 Cincinnati, OH — Bogart’s TICKETS
  • Sep. 19 Royal Oak, MI — Royal Oak Theatre TICKETS
  • Sep. 21 Milwaukee, WI — Pabst Theatre TICKETS
  • Sep. 22 Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue TICKETS
  • Sep. 25 Omaha, NE — Slowdown TICKETS
  • Sep. 26 Lawrence, KS — Liberty Hall TICKETS
  • Sep. 27 St. Louis, MO — The Pageant TICKETS
  • Sep. 28 Memphis, TN — Minglewood Hall TICKETS
  • Sep. 29 Tulsa, OK — Cain’s Ballroom TICKETS
  • Oct. 01 Houston, TX — House of Blues TICKETS
  • Oct. 02 New Orleans, LA — Civic Theatre TICKETS
  • Oct. 03 Birmingham, AL — Saturn TICKETS
  • Oct. 04 Nashville, TN — The Ryman Auditorium TICKETS
  • Oct. 06 Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre TICKETS
  • Oct. 07 Asheville, NC — Orange Peel TICKETS
  • Oct. 08 Saxapahaw, NC — Haw River Ballroom TICKETS

UK + Europe

  • Oct. 24 Belfast, UK — Mandela Hall TICKETS
  • Oct. 25 Dublin, IE — Vicar Street TICKETS
  • Oct. 26 Glasgow, UK — ABC TICKETS
  • Oct. 27 Manchester, UK — The Ritz TICKETS
  • Oct. 29 Paris, FR — Pitchfork Music Festival TICKETS
  • Oct. 30 London, UK — Shepherds Bush Empire TICKETS
  • Nov. 02 Amsterdam, NL — Paradiso TICKETS
  • Nov. 03 Brussels, BE — Autumn Falls @ AB TICKETS
  • Nov. 04 Koln, DE — Gloria TICKETS
  • Nov. 05 Luxemborg, LU — Den Atelier TICKETS
  • Nov. 07 Reykjavik, IS — Iceland Airwaves TICKETS
  • Nov. 10 Oslo, NO — Sentrum Scene TICKETS
  • Nov. 11 Gothenburg, SE — Tradgarn TICKETS
  • Nov. 12 Stockholm, SE — Debaser Medis TICKETS
  • Nov. 13 Copenhagen DK — Vega TICKETS
  • Nov. 14 Hamburg, DE — Kampnagel K1 TICKETS
  • Nov. 16 Berlin, DE — Huxley’s TICKETS
  • Nov. 17 Munich, DE — Freiheiz TICKETS
  • Nov. 18 Lausanne, CH — Les Docks TICKETS
  • Nov. 20 Barcelona, ES — Apolo
  • Nov. 22 Madrid, ES — La Riviera
  • Nov. 23 Lisbon, PT — Armazén
  • Nov. 25 Porto, PT — Teatro sa da Bandeira


  • Dec. 09 Los Angeles, CA — The Fonda Theatre TICKETS
  • Dec. 10 Los Angeles, CA — The Fonda Theatre TICKETS
  • Dec. 17 San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore TICKETS
  • Dec. 18 San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore TICKETS