Monthly Archives: December 2015

407 best of 2015: songs

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Pre-game:
Mary Lou Lord – It’s A Wonderful Lie – Backstreet Angels (self, 2015)

Show:
Tom Brosseau – Hard Luck Boy – Perfect Abandon (Crossbill, 2015)
Alialujah Choir – From The Ground – Big Picture Show (Woodphone, 2015)
The Mountain Goats – Unmasked! – Beat The Champ (Merge, 2015)
Strangled Darlings – All We Do Is Make The Sound – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY.FM, 2015)

Alexa Wiley & The Wilderness – Must Be Birds – Alexa Wiley & The Wilderness (Red Newt, 2015)
Ezza Rose – Amelie – When The Water’s Hot (self-released, 2015)
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift – Follow Your Money – Follow Your Money 7” single (Yep Roc, 2015)
Anne-Marie Sanderson – Lilac Time – Shadows & Sparks EP (bandcamp, 2015)

Mikaela Davis – Never Lose – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY.FM, 2015)

Jake Kelly – Talking In Corners – what a quietfistfightfireworks display (band camp, 2015)
Elvis Perkins – The Passage Of The Black Gene – I Aubade (MIR, 2015)
Fred Thomas – Monster Movie – All Are Saved (Polyvinyl, 2015)

Richard Thompson – All Buttoned Up – Stil (Fantasy, 2015)

406 best of 2015: albums

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Pre-game:
Laura Marling – I Feel Your Love – Short Movie (Virgin, 2015)

Show:
Joanna Newsom – Anecdotes – Divers (Drag City, 2015)
Sufjan Stevens – Fourth Of July – Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty, 2015)

Jessica Pratt – I’ve Got A Feeling – On Your Own Love Again (Drag City, 2015)
Little Wings – Hill Hidden Nog – Explains (Woodsist, 2015)
Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi – Shapeless – Cold Moon (Rusted Blue, 2015)

Robin Bacior – Smoke Dreams – Water Music (self-released, 2015)
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield – Let’s Get Lost – Sing Elliott Smith (Ramseur, 2015)
Jose Gonzalez – With The Ink Of A Ghost – Vestiges & Claws (Mute, 2015)
Annalisa Tornfelt – One Heart At A Time – The Number 8 (Woodphone, 2015)

The Weepies – River From The Sky – Sirens (Nettwerk, 2015)
John Craigie – Catalina – Working On My Farewell (self-released, 2015)
Supercrow – Some Cloudy Day – Supercrow (self-released, 2015)

Fernando – Leave Your Radio On – Leave Your Radio On (Fluff & Gravy, 2015)

405 Ryan Sollee

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Michael Cera – Moving In – true that (band camp, 2014)
Laura Veirs – Through December – Birds Sometimes Dance (Around The Christmas Tree)
Weinland – Sunken Eyes – Breaks In The Sun (Badman, )
Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi – Roy – Cold Moon (Rusted Blue, 2015)

The Builders & The Butchers – No Tidings – A Festive Odyssey (band camp, 2014)

Ryan Sollee in-studio:
– Untitled
– Untitled
– Untitled (Foxy)

The Lemonheads – Frank Mills – It’s A Shame About Ray (Atlantic, 1992)
Sallie Ford – Intro – Slap Back (Vanguard, 2014)

Loudon Wainwright III – Suddenly It’s Christmas – Career Moves (Virgin, 1993)

404 Edna Vazquez

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Sinead O’Connor – Three Babies – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (Chrysalis, 1990)
This Is The Kit – Waterproof – Wriggle Out The Restless (self-released, 2013)
Lotte Kestner – Don’t Dream It’s Over (Crowded House) – Best Of Requested Cover Songs (bandcamp, 2015)

Edna Vazquez – Psicodelica – Sola Soy (self-released, 2015)
Edna Vazquez – Corazonada – Sola Soy (self-released, 2015)

Edna Vazquez in-studio:
– Volver
– Destinos
– Sola Soy

John Vecchiarelli – My Own Design – Tiny Rooms (Speck, 2001)
Barry Brusseau – Love And Adoration – The Royal Violent Birds (Gorbie Intl, 2012)
Brad Creel & The Reel Deel – Time And The Road – Time And The Road (self-released, 2015)

Dan Bern – So Many Ways – Hannukah Songs EP (bandcamp, 2014)
Jennifer Kimball – Joy To The World – Wintery Songs In Eleventy Part Harmony (bandcamp, 2014)