Friday, December 22, 2006

Yearender Pt. 2


Which, as the fighting and misquoting shouldn't be immediately foisted upon a new band, is in strict alphabetical order only.

  • 10Lec6: tense, nervous, schizophrenic French Slits in a centrifuge. Vocals pleasingly reminiscent of both Anabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow and Sue Tompkins of Life Without Buildings.
  • Anathallo: looking so good for their bewilderingly detailed Sufjan-meets-SMiLE we got in with a Friendly Chat early, then Pitchfork savaged their album and back to square one they went. Bah.
  • Bricolage: everyone else looted the post-punk, now someone's rerouting the funk of the Postcard sound into modern areas. The ever wise Memphis Industries have now picked them up.
  • Dartz!: discordant, sharp, yet you can dance to it. Like Maximo Park melded with Les Savy Fav, or a reminder that the Futureheads were as inspired by Fugazi as Gang Of Four.
  • Dragonflies Draw Flame: Nottingham's natural successors to the early Idlewild/Seafood lineage of barely controlled almost post-hardcore freneticism, but not without its subtleties.
  • Goodbooks: the very first Myspace featured band on these pages and one we've grown to love as the year has worn on, even if those round us haven't judging by the turnout of the recent gig we were at.
  • The Hellset Orchestra: good lord. Sparks meets The Sensational Alex Harvey Band meets Misty's Big Adventure meets Jesus Christ Superstar, or thereabouts. Nothing else sounds like them, deliberately.
  • Johnny Flynn: 2007's going to be a good year for dark UK (anti-)folkiness, and Flynn's literate, intricate resonance is a good demonstration of why. Single in late February on highly regarded Young And Lost Records.
  • Kat Flint: still on the acoustic Britfolk tip, subtly intimate world-weariness from Edinburgh-raised singer-songwriter, beauteous of voice, wise of lyric. Go and finance her album - you know it makes sense.
  • Los Campesinos!: what more can we, or anyone, say? Enormous scale on mini-budget happy go lucky (but not really) indiepop to bring joy to the senses, really. Just signed to Wichita, 7" in late February.
  • Lucky Soul: home brew Wall Of Sound/Dusty In Greenwich are your taglines; retro-garnish wide angle heartache the lead paragraph; album in March and free cover of Lonely This Christmas the bit in italics at the end.
  • Misterlee: not about to go big, but if you like your horribly warped, psychedelically inclined lo-fi dark and Waitsian/Beefheartian/Sydist you're on the right lines. When we last heard he/they were planning a trip to see Steve Albini.
  • Pagan Wanderer Lu: homespun lo-fi, electronically inclined splintered pop with satirical lyrical smarts and approaching a thousand ideas within each four minutes.
  • Popular Workshop: scratchy, ADD-afflicted artdiscopostpunk, equally blessed with melodic intensity and cursed with an inability to take a dynamic pop song without randomly cutting it to ribbons.
  • Proton Proton: punchy, threatening Brooklyn trio with homemade 'gass' (guitar-bass, yes)-driven controlled ferocity pitched between McLusky, Fugazi and Les Savy Fav.
  • Redcarsgofaster: Restless, quietly exhilirating, guitar pedal friendly Leicestrians invoke Bloc Party mixed with a slowed down ¡Forward Russia! You might even be able to dance to it.
  • Shimura Curves: louche girl harmonies meet Powerbook loops meet dirty guitar. Cleverer than it's letting on, as ever. Rumoured to have split this very month, the fools.
  • Sky Larkin: hottest in the land, reckoned the Nothing But Green Lights-summoned panel. We say: exciting melodic angularity, upbeat and with eyes very much on the prize. Releasing One Of Two on Dance To The Radio on 22nd January.
  • Suburban Kids With Biblical Names: prime members of The Great Swedish Indie Invasion Of 2006. Infectious and immensely likeable above all, and not afraid to stretch the parameters of what homemade tweecore should do
  • Swipe!: at times like the Postal Service on Saddle Creek, at others the Cure unplugged and, er, on the other track on their page reminscent of the singer's side job as James Dean Bradfield's solo bassist. This has all got to mean something.


    Accidents Occur Whilst Sleeping (Lupen Crook)
    As unsettling a concept as the best of his album is, and note that gramatically aware use of 'whilst'
    Apologies To The Queen Mary (Wolf Parade)
    Colin Meloy must have kicked himself when he saw this one
    Breaking Kayfabe (Cadence Weapon)
    Pro wrestling term ripe for picking (kayfabe is the portrayal of fictional events within reality) finally taken by hotter than thou Canadian rapper
    Derdang Derdang (Archie Bronson Outfit)
    Onomatopoeia in music - couldn't be anything else other than power chord blues-punk
    I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass (Yo La Tengo)
    And the best bit is, do Ira, Georgia or James look the ass-beating type at all?
    Let Me Introduce My Friends (I'm From Barcelona)
    A bloke and 28 of his mates - how else will they make themselves known?
    Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop (Luke Haines)
    At last, the quintessential Haines pisstaking title
    Schmotime (Absentee)
    Should have put an exclamation mark on the end for best effect
    Shut Up I Am Dreaming (Sunset Rubdown)
    Spencer Krug can pick 'em - Wolf Parade side project sounds self-effacing while making out it's reaching for a higher plain
    White Bread Black Beer (Scritti Politti)
    Green Gartside still as un-white bread as ever, but there's a homespun charm here that matches the DIY of the album's origins


    Alright, Still (Lily Allen)
    Your honour, we believe Ms Allen to be a Londoner
    Amputechture (Mars Volta)
    The first time they had a title that was as awkward as their covers
    Be He Me (Annuals)
    The new Arcade Fire, they say. Not when heading up your debut with that sort of attempt at being cryptic
    He Poos Clouds (Final Fantasy)
    A play on 'sun shines out of his ass', says Owen Pallett. The fact he feels the need to explain it is reason enough
    Inside In/Inside Out (Kooks)
    Inside in what? Makes as much sense as Luke's singing accent
    Light Grenades (Incubus)
    Now that's an Industrial Light & Magic effect we'd like to see
    Nine Times That Same Song (Love Is All)
    Way to play your own diversity down
    Ringleader Of The Tormentors (Morrissey)
    And yet Tormentor Of The Ringleaders would have been really good
    Stadium Arcadium (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    Latin for 'Duran Duran spinoff play huge arenas'
    Types of Wood (Whirlwind Heat)
    Ah, the mystique of skeletal US indie rock.

    Anonymous said..., . Want to learn to Play the guitar in a weekend. Geoff reveals Everything you will ever need to know about how to learn the guitar in a weekend revealed. Register to receive the details by return.Geoff also reveals a resources website where you can find all the latest Guitar equipments and Music in one location at.

    Anonymous said...

    For Lineage 2 Cheats click here.

    Paul Reedkfnmx5 said...

    Love your blog ! This is my first time reading it.So i had to comment. Keep up the good work.Oh and as a fellow myspacer, check out

    Patty6593xjwi92 said...

    Domin8 MySpace with myspace proxies. Check out

    look said...

    成人電影,情色,本土自拍, 美女交友, 嘟嘟成人網, 成人貼圖, 成人電影, A片, 豆豆聊天室, 聊天室, UT聊天室, 尋夢園聊天室, 男同志聊天室, UT男同志聊天室, 聊天室尋夢園, 080聊天室, 080苗栗人聊天室, 6K聊天室, 女同志聊天室, 小高聊天室, 情色論壇, 色情網站, 成人網站, 成人論壇, 免費A片, 上班族聊天室, 成人聊天室, 成人小說, 微風成人區, 色美媚部落格, 成人文章, 成人圖片區, 免費成人影片, 成人論壇, 情色聊天室, 寄情築園小遊戲, AV女優,成人電影,情色,本土自拍, A片下載, 日本A片, 麗的色遊戲, 色色網, ,嘟嘟情人色網, 色情網站, 成人網站, 正妹牆, 正妹百人斬, aio,伊莉, 伊莉討論區, 成人遊戲, 成人影城,
    免費A片, AV女優, 美女視訊, 情色交友, 免費AV, 色情網站, 辣妹視訊, 美女交友, 色情影片 成人影片, 成人網站, A片,H漫, 18成人, 成人圖片, 成人漫畫, 情色網,
    日本A片, 愛情公寓, 情色, 舊情人, 情色貼圖, 情色文學, 情色交友, 色情聊天室, 色情小說, 一葉情貼圖片區, 情色小說, 色情, 色情遊戲, 情色視訊, 情色電影, aio交友愛情館, 色情a片, 一夜情, 辣妹視訊, 視訊聊天室, 免費視訊聊天, 免費視訊, 視訊, 視訊美女, 美女視訊, 視訊交友, 視訊聊天, 免費視訊聊天室, 情人視訊網影音視訊聊天室, 視訊交友90739, 成人影片, 成人交友, 本土自拍, 免費A片下載, 性愛,
    成人交友, 嘟嘟成人網, 成人電影, 成人, 成人貼圖, 成人小說, 成人文章, 成人圖片區, 免費成人影片, 成人遊戲, 微風成人, 愛情公寓, 情色, 情色貼圖, 情色文學, 做愛, 色情聊天室, 色情小說, 一葉情貼圖片區, 情色小說, 色情, 寄情築園小遊戲, 色情遊戲情色視訊, 情色電影, aio交友愛情館, 言情小說, 愛情小說, 色情A片, 情色論壇, 色情影片, 視訊聊天室, 免費視訊聊天, 免費視訊, 視訊美女, 視訊交友, 視訊聊天, 免費視訊聊天室, a片下載, aV, av片, A漫, av dvd, av成人網, 聊天室, 成人論壇, 本土自拍, 自拍, A片,成人電影,情色,本土自拍,