Thursday, December 13, 2012
2012. The End.
Welcome back to the Songtrade. And further welcome to the twenty-doz edition.
Here's my Goddamn Mix for these, the end times. Or at least this year.
1. Japandroids: Adrenaline Nightshift. This song, I think, may be my jam of 2012. It typifies the lo fi pop punk by way of fuzzy noisiness schlock and roll aesthetic of the two knuckleheads that make up this band. With singalongy parts. Might as well be dippppped in aural coca.
2. The Gaslight Anthem: Misery. You could probably find a lot of reasons to throw barbs at a band that is a Boss influenced, NJ based, pop punkish, grimy rock band doing what is essentially a tribute tothe sound of Nebraska. But. You shouldn't. Just take the ride. Slow, achey, dramatic, and low.
3. Restorations:Neighborhood Song. Something I slept far too long on, and shouldn't have.
4. Macklemore x Ryan Lewis: Thrift Shop. If you would have told me there was a time when I'd give 2 shits about some white rappers from Seattle talking about thrift shopping, I'dve called shennanigans. However. The hook in this song is musically viral, and the video is wildly endearing. I'm not breaking ground here, but, I genuinely like their whole thing.
5.Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present: The Work. 2/3 of De La Soul doing a concept album about the come up of a rap group. Lose the skits and this record is the danciest, riff filled record I heard all year.
6. Menahan St. Band: Driftwood. Unfuckwithablejam from the modern masters of. So.
7. Yuck: Getaway. The sounds of good mid 90's alt scene thrown through modern pedals and just catchy as all get out.
8.Bob Mould: The Descent. There are a lot of great songs on this record, but I may have missed them had I not heard this an end piece while doing some work. It's ll the things I like about homeboy's songwriting.
9. Blood Bros.: First Blood. Kind of cheating (and sorry about the length) but there's no way you could be around our ages, and not appreciate the mash of all these classic epic jamz from action movies. This would be my second favorite song all year.
10. Roderick on the Line: Shit Barge Full of Long Pigs. So. For real, I don't listen to the most music anymore. Instead, I listen to a lot of podcasts. Like. A lot. And there are many that make me laugh, and some that expand some horizons, but I think this one, exemplified by this shitstorm that is this episode (my intro), is the one that does both and constantly challenges me the most. The dynamic of these two kooks is amazing, and reminiscent of many of the reasons I ask the people on here to be on here. Give 'er a shot. I promise, the long haul payoff is worth it.