Happy Christmas Eve
Telekinesis – Christmas Time Is Here (Uh Oh) [from You Wish (A Merge Records Holiday Record)]
L’Resorts – Christmas Is a Time for Dreaming [from Trying to Christmas]
Charlie Marie – Underneath the Mistletoe [single]
Lucy Dacus – Last Christmas [from 2019]
Telekinesis – Feel It in Your Bones [from Effluxion]
Lia Ices – Waves 2 [single]
Kishi Bashi – Summer of ‘42 [from Omoiyari]
Big Thief – Not [from Two Hands]
I spend a fair amount of time digging for new music, but I always go back to my favorites. One year in particular is always on repeat and seeing as how we’re now ten years removed, it’s about time I gave praise where praise is due.
To put it bluntly, 2009 was an epic year of music. It’s the year I’ve revisited most frequently since I started compiling my year end lists – (31) Days of Good. I honestly can’t think of another year that includes so many of my favorite records. Records I still listen to on a regular basis. Records I don’t think i’ll ever stop enjoying. Hell, records I don’t think I could live without. Records like Mew’s No More Stories Are Told Today…, The Antler’s Hospice, Karen O and The Kids’ Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack, Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, Japandroids’ Post-Nothing, Future Islands’ Feathers & Hallways, St. Vincent’s Actor, Passion Pit’s Manners, Telekinesis’ Telekinesis!, Mos Def’s The Ecstatic, Discovery’s LP, and The xx’s xx.
This is such a small sample of incredible releases and I can go on-and-on listing my favorites. But records aren’t meant to be read, they are meant to be heard. So if you’re unfamiliar with one of greatest years of modern music, I’ve got your covered. Take a spin down memory lane with my (31) Days of Good//2009 playlist below and check back throughout the year as I revisit more favorites.
A few of my favorite new releases this week…
Good Fuck//Good Fuck
What are your favorite new releases this week?