2016 Staff Picks

2016 Staff Top Ten Lists

LUKE

Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
David Bowie – Blackstar
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Goat – Requiem
Kevin Morby – Singing Saw
Anderson .Paak – Malibu
Parquet Courts – Human Performance
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Tuns – S/T
A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

NEN

Olympians – s/t
Margo Price – Midwest Farmers Daughter
Gillian Welch – Boots #1
Fond of Tigers – Uninhabit
Brian Jonestown Massacre – Third World Pyramid
Wilco – Schmilco
Highest Order – If It’s Real

Shows

Margo Price (Imperial)
Jittery Jack (Emerald)
Highest Order (Anti-Social)
Dolly Parton (Rogers)

PENNY

Black Mountain – IV
Ashley Shadow – s/t
Michael Hurley – bad mr. mike
Highest order – still holding
Cheena – spend the night with…
cate le bon -  crab day
zig zags – s/t
kid kongo & the monkey birds – La Araña Es La Vida
patsy’s rats -  s/t ep online only(sad face) but hastings has the 7 inch!

and one reissue! MILK AND COOKIES box set.

Whew

FORD

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS MADE 2016 BEARABLE

In no especial order…

1. LOSCIL – Monument Builders
2. FOND OF TIGERS – Uninhabit
3. ADRIAN TEACHER AND THE SUBS – Terminal City
4. (You’ve Changed Label) SHOTGUN JIMMIE – Field Of Trampolines / ANCIENT SHAPES – S/T
5. ASHLEY SHADOW – S/T
6. SELINA MARTIN – i’ve been picking caruso’s brain…
7. (Winnipeg) JOHN K. SAMSON – Winter Wheat / VENETIAN SNARES – Traditional Synthesizer Music
8. TWIN RIVER – Passing Shade
9. (JAZ label) LT. FRANK DICKENS – Sunburned / CYRILLIC TYPEWRITER – Your True Emblem
10. TANYA TAGAQ – Retribution

LOU

Top 10 Reissues of 2016

01)  Terry Allen – Lubbock (And Everything)
02)  Terry Allen  - Juarez
03)  Builders –  Beatin Hearts
04)  Slapp Happy – Sort Of
05)  The Fall – Hex Enduction Hour
06)  Nico - Fata Morgana (Nico’s Last Concert)
07)  Tim Buckley – Lady, Give Me Your Key (The Unissued 1967 Acoustic Sessions)
08)  Tommy Jay  - Tall Tales Of Trauma
09)  The Renderers  - Dream Of The Sea
10) Skygirl Comp – Various Artists

DAVE

Underworld - Barbara, Barbara
Loscil - Monument Builders
Nick Cave – Skeleton Tree
Handsome Family – Unsung
Lt  Frank Dickens - Sunburned
Ashley Shadow – S/T
Radio Department – Running Out Of Love
Ital Tek – Hollowed
The Field – The Follower
Frightened Rabbit – Painting Of A Panic Attack

LASSE

Caretaker – Everywhere at the end of time
Deerhoof – The Magic
Underworld – Barbara, Barbara
Not waving – Animals
Goat – Requiem
Biosphere – Departed Glories
Loscil – Monument Builders
Carla Del Forno – You Know What It’s Like
Mark Ernestus Ndagga Rhythm Force – Yermande
Olympians – S/T

Shows –

Joanna Newsom (Vogue)
Huun Huur Tu (Vancouver Playhouse)
Deerhoof  (Fortune)

EVAN

Brave Radar – Lion Head
Angel Olsen – My Woman
Cass McCombs – Mangy Love
David Bowie – Blackstar
KING – We Are King
Elza Soares – A Mulher Do Fim Do Mundo
Monomyth – Happy Pop Family
Parquet Courts – Human Performance
Anderson.paak – Malibu
Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo

TARA

new vitals
EXPLODED VIEW – S/T (Sacred Bones)
PUCE MARY – The Spiral (Posh Isolation)
NICK CAVE – Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed Ltd.)
WEYES BLOOD – Front Row Seat to Earth (Mexican Summer)
ROY MONTGOMERY – Headquarters (Grapefruit)
CARLA DAL FORNO – You Know What It’s Like (Blackest Ever Black)
SHIRLEY COLLINS – Lodestar (Domino)
MJ GUIDER – Precious Systems (Kranky)
RAIME – Tooth (Blackest Ever Black)
SUZANNE CIANI/KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH – Sunergy (Rvng. Intl)

remanifest anew
COIL – Ape of Naples/New Backwards (Threshold House/Important)
V/A – Sky Girl (Efficient Space)
SCIENTISTS – A Place Called Bad (Numero)
DEUX FILLES – Silence & Wisdom/Double Silence (Paper Maché/Dark Entries)
CAROLINE K – Now Wait For Last Year (Earthly Delights/Blackest Ever Black)
SYRINX – Tumblers From the Vault (Rvng. Intl)
FINAL CUT – Deep Into the Cut (Full Effect/We Can Elude Control)
CATHERINE RIBIERO & THE ALPES – Paix/Ame Debout (Phillips)
THE CHILLS – Kaleidoscope World / DAVID KILGOUR – Sugar Mouth (Flying Nun/Captured Tracks)
SAND CIRCLES – Motor City (Not Not Fun/Posh Isolation)
AUTECHRE – Tri-Repetae/Amber (Warp)
PSYCHIC TV – Force the Hand of Chance (Some Bizarre/Angry Love)
SUICIDE – Second Album (Superior Viaduct)
THE FEELIES – Only Life (Bar/None)
MANUEL GOTTSCHING – E2-E4 (MG ART)

I actually bought this even though it was ridiculously expensive and it has new bad cover art
OST – The Terminator

HOLY GRAIL
GAS – Box (Kompakt) :  by the sanctity of it existing