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Episode 87 – Dreamed

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Episode 87 - Dreamed

Episode 87 – Dreamed (Artwork – D.Hixon)

A survey on FaceBook asking the genre of my next podcast ended up a tie between DREAMY and HOUSE. I teamed those inspiration points together & careened towards the inside of my dreams – with the aim to make a podcast that was as familiar, surreal, gratifying, spooky, and strange as any dream I’ve ever had.

1. Episode 87 Intro – Follow You Dreams
2. Flying Lotus – MmmHmm ft. Thundercat (Cosmograma – 2010)
3. Tortoise – Why We Fight (Why We Fight – 1995)
4. Mac Demarco – DON JUAN (SOME OTHER ONES – 2015)
5. Sore Eros – In My Heart (Second Chants – 2009)
6. Dirty Beaches – Belgrade (Drifters / Love Is The Devil – 2013)
7. Carbon Chic – A Broken Man (A Broken Man – 2014)
8. Les Sins – Youth Gone (Lina – 2010)
9. Thievery Corporation – A Warning (Sounds From The Verve Hi-Fi – 2001)
10. DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like (Endtroducing… – 1996)
11. Floating Points – Peroration Six (Elaeina – 2015)
12. Linda Perhacs – Spoken Intro To Leonard Rosenman (Parallelograms – 1970)
13. McKay – Know That I’m Not Alone (Into You – 1978)
14. The Dark City Sisters – Kulelo Lizwe (Soweto Never Sleeeps: Classic Female Zulu Jive African- 1986)
15. The Velvet Underground – I Found A Reason (Loaded – 1970)
16. Crispy Ambulance – Simon’s Ghost (The Plateau Phase – 1982)
17. Dosh – We are the Worst (Milk Money – 2013)
18. Sun Ra – The Golden Lady (The Nubians Of Plutonia – 1969)

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Episode 85 – Top 22 Albums of 2015

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Episode 85 – Top 21 Albums of 2015 (Artwork - D.Hixon)

My top 22 Album’s of 2015 Album Art mixed as one. (Artwork – D.Hixon)

2015 will go down as the most challenging & rewarding year of my life. Intense is the adjective I’d use to describe a year in which*almost* too much happened. It started with the birth of my Son Dylan – the best thing that’ll ever happen to me. Becoming a Parent is easy, becoming one worth his salt takes some earnest work & humbles you at every early turn.

I lent my Vision Vibes to some great people at WEMF Radio – a perfectly eclectic Family, shout out to Nash, Crespo, Ryan SpaldingFar From Normal, and Andrew Lowery. I also navigated the waters of changing a long time job and career while buying my first Home. It felt like a lot.

All said, future eyes will gleam on 2015 with a favored smile – I’m a lucky man, and through it all, I had some killer music to push me over both the highs & lows. These 22 albums are what stood most out to me in this intensely fantastic year of 2015. Huzzah.

22Steeper – Glitch Root
“Okay: Dark”
Buy via BandCamp


21CFCF – Radiance & Submission
“Blanketed in Snow a Place Returned”
Buy via Bleep


20Man Called War – Naked Animals
“Cain”
Buy via BandCamp


19Wilco – Star Wars
“Magnetized”
Buy via Kung Fu


18Make Light – Demo
“Rodeo”
Buy via BandCamp


17

Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter
“Last Year”
Buy via Slumberland Records


16 Michael O. – Really?
“World Without Meaning”
Buy via Fruits and Flowers


15 Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$
“Save The Children”
Buy via Pro Era


14Toro Y Moi – What For?
“The Flight”
Buy via Carpark


13The Mantles – All Odds End
“Police My Love”
Buy via Slumberland Records


12The Longwalls – Gold Standard
“Home”
Buy via Static Motor Records


11Howlo – Howlo
“Shadowlike”
Buy via City of Quality Records


10

Expert Alterations – Three Signs
“Three Signs”
Buy via BandCamp


9

Muler – Unlikely Soldiers
“Toothache”
Buy via City of Quality Records


8

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
“How Much a Dollar Cost”
Buy via Amazon


7

Mac DeMarco – Another One
“Just To Put Me Down?”
Buy via Captured Tracks


6

Fort Romeau – Insides
“New Wave”
Buy via Ghostly


5

Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
“Crosswords”
Buy via Domino USA


4

Big Nice – EP1
“Ta Dum”
Buy via BandCamp


3

Woolen Men – Temporary Monument
“Temporary Monument”
Buy via BandCamp


2

Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down…
“Lost My Head There”
Buy via Matador Records


1

Floating Points – Elaeina
“Silhouettes (I,II,III)”
Buy via LukaBop

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Episode 82 – I See Ossipee

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Episode 82 - I See Ossipee

Episode 82 – I See Ossipee

We clutch Summer as the sun sets – yet despite these efforts, it inevitably slips away. Last weekend I ended a vacation by spinning a set with Summer sitting as my muse. Overlooking gorgeous Ossipee Lake in New Hampshire I let the sun and water guide me – the live set, epic in length and diverse in tones, is one I’m proud of.

1. Gilligan’s Island Theme Song
2. François Lougah – Bravo Sotra (Ivory Coast Soul 2 Afro Soul In Abidjan From 1976 To 1981 – 2012)
3. Mebusas – Do You Know (Mebusas Vol 1 – Blood Brothers – 1973)
4. Toots & The Maytals – 54-46 Was My Number (54-46 Was My Number – 1968)
5. Max Romeo – Give To Get (Reconstruction – 1977)
6. I-Roy – Dr. Phibbs (Hell And Sorrow – 1973)
7. The Clash – Revolution Rock (London Calling – 1980)
8. Free Pizza – Net Babes (Boston, MA – 2014)
9. Ty Segal – Who’s Producing You? (Manipulator – 2014)
10. Mozes And The Firstborn – Peter Jr. (Mozes And The Firstborn – 2014)
11. T.Rex – Bang a Gong [Get It On] – (Electric Warrior – 1971)
12. Wilson Pickett – You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover (A Funky Situation – 1978)
13. Ali Ibrahim – La Ilaha Illalahou (Ali Ibrahim – 1975)
14. Rory Gallagher – Whole Lot Of People (Deuce – 1972)
15. Los Orientales De Paramonga – Lobos Al Escape (Cumbia Beat Vol. 1 – 2010)
16. Niagara – City Walk (Niagara – 1970)
17. Dead Meadow – Dusty Nothing (Howls from the Hills – 2007)
18. The Mothers of Invention – Willie The Pimp Part One (Fillmore East – 1971)
19. Funkadelic – Cholly [Funk Getting Ready To Roll!] (One Nation Under A Groove – 1978)
20. King Curtis – Wet Funk [Low Down And Dirty] (Everybody’s Talkin’ – 1972)
21. Sugar Hill Gang – Kick It Live From 9 To 5 (Kick It Live From 9 To 5 – 1983)
22. Mebusas – Son of Mr. Bull Dog (Mebusas Vol 1 – Blood Brothers – 1973)
23. The Rosnah Dengan Siglap Five – Gembira Ria (Steam Kodok – 1965)
24. The Orange Machine – Real Life Permanent Dream (Three Jolly Little Dwarfs – 1968)
25. The Sweets – Coffee In The Morning (BG073 – 2014)
26. Teddy Robin & The Playboys – What I’d Say? (Magic Colours – 2006)
27. Them – Turn On Your Love Light (Turn On Your Love Light – 1964)
28. The Soft Pack – Answer To Yourself (The Soft Pack – 2010)
29. Joanna Gruesome – Jerome [Liar] (Peanut Butter – 2015)
30. Wilco – King Of You (Star Wars – 2015)
31. Sex Dream – Gods (Gods / Tundra – 2013)
32. Marc Desse – Video Club (Video Club – 2012)
33. The Sweets – He Is My Neighbor (BG073 – 2014)
34. Steve Gunn – Lurker (Time Off – 2013)
35. Mac Demarco – Annie (Mac DeMarco 2 – 2012)
36. The Woolen Men – Rain Shapes (Rain Shapes EP – 2015)
37. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Why’d You Want Me (The Sound Of Speed – 1993)
38. The Unleashed – My Flash On You (She Was So Bad! Unissued Sixties Garage Acetates / Volume Two – 1965)
39. The Lovin’ Spoonful – Blues In A Bottle (Do You Believe In Magic – 1965)
40. The Kinks – Johnny Thunder (Are The Village Green Preservation Society – 1968)
41. Flamin’ Groovies – I Can’t Hide (Shake Some Action – 1976)
42. Beck – Whiskey Can Can (One Foot In The Grave [Expanded Edition] – 2009)
43. Mac Demarco – Hoso Boyo (SOME OTHER ONES – 2015)
44. Air – La Femme D’argent (Moon Safari – 1998)
45. The Juan MacLean – Accusations (The Future Will Come – 2009)
46. Toro y Moi – Lilly (What For? – 2015)
47. Panda Bear – Boys Latin (Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper- 2015)

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Episode 80 – Sundazed

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Episode 80 - Sundazed

Episode 80 – Sundazed

Sometimes somedays come today – and when today is someday you’re left feeling Sundazed. Visions of the Unexcused’s run on Sundays has come to an end on WEMF Radio – and while there’ll be no show broadcasting today via WEMF – the show’s available via Episode 80, quite an accomplishment unto itself.

I’m hoping that Visions will find a new future slot on WEMF – but either way, it’s been a killer ride and I’ve made acquaintance with a lot of great individuals – but now it’s time to focus on what someday will bring tomorrow as we drift in the summer heat, looking towards the horizon, feeling Sundazed.

Per always, much love to all the Unexcused for the love, support, and listening. Let’s seize the time now, let’s seize the time.

-Mint Pillow, 7/19/15 10:53am

1. Mac DeMarco – I’ve Been Waiting For Her (Another One – 2015)
2. Surfer Blood – Neighbour Riffs (Astrocoast – 2010)
3. Future Islands – Tin Man (In Evening Air – 2010)
4. Cut Copy – Saturdays [Reprise] (Bright Like Neon Love – 2004)
5. Porcelain Raft – Is It Too Deep For You? (Strange Weekend – 2012)
6. Sex Dream – Gods (Gods / Tundra 7″ – 2013)
7. The Soft Pack – Mexico (The Soft Pack – 2010)
8. Daniel Johnston – Ghost Of Our Love (Continued Story – Hi, How Are You – 1983)
9. The Longwalls – The Gold Standard (The Gold Standard – 2015)
10. Wilco – Cold Slope (Star Wars – 2015)
11. Outkast – Spottieottiedopaliscious (Big Boi & Dre Present… Outkast – 1998)
12. Gorillaz – Slow Country (Gorillaz – 2001)
13. Blondes – Paradise City (Touched – 2010)
14. Portishead – Silence (Third – 2008)
15. Four Tet – Hands (Rounds – 2003)
16. James Blake – The Bells Sketch (The Bells Sketch – 2010)
17. Deerhoof – Zero Seconds Pause (Breakup Song – 2012)
18. Make Light – Rodeo (Demo – 2015)
19. Pocahaunted – Make It Real (Make It Real – 2010)
20. Broadcast – Still Feels Like Tears (The Future Crayon – 2003)
21. Annie Philippe – Pas de taxi (Tendres Annees 60 – 1960)
22. King Curtis – Central Park (Everybody’s Talkin’ – 1972)
23. Jimmy Cliff – Let’s Seize The Time (Many Rivers To Cross – 1978)

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Episode 70 – Baby, Baby, Baby

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Episode 70 - Baby, Baby, Baby

Episode 70 – Baby, Baby, Baby

My Wife and I are expecting the birth of our first child any day now, and as Tom Petty once sang – “the waiting is the hardest part”. The nursery’s been built out and prepped, shower and diaper parties have been had, and with our due date being this Thursday (!!!!) – all that’s left is for our little homie to come out and hang. So in honor of his impending birth – each track for Episode 70 contains the word “baby” – can’t wait to hang with my little man.

1. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Come Baby Come (Treble In Trouble – 2000)
2. Chuck Berry – Oh Baby Doll (Oh Baby Doll – 1957)
3. Bob Dylan – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Bringing It All Back Home – 1965)
4. African Music Machine – Never Name A Baby [Before It’s Born] – (Black Water Gold – 1972)
5. Smith – Baby It’s You (Baby It’s You – 1969)
6. Nathaniel Merriweather – Lovage [Love That Lovage, Baby] (Lovage: Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By – 2001)
7. De Frank And His Professionals – Waiting For My Baby (Afrobeat Airways 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974-1983 – 2013)
8. John Lennon – Cry Baby Cry (The Lost Lennon Tapes Vol 9 – 1988)
9. Bon Iver – Babys (Blood Bank – 2009)
10. Donnie & Joe Emerson – Baby (Dreamin’ Wild – 1979)
11. Sonny Boy Williamson & the Yardbirds – Baby Don’t Worry (Live At The Crawdaddy Club – 1966)
12. Blue Cheer – Rock Me Baby (Vincebus Eruptum – 1968)
13. Booker T. & The MG’s – Comin’ Home Baby (Green Onions – 1962)
14. Stephen Malkmus – Baby C’mon (Face The Truth – 2005)
15. Wavves – Baby Say Goodbye (King Of The Beach – 2010)
16. Harlem – Be Your Baby (Hippies – 2010)
17. Neutral Milk Hotel – A Baby for Pree (On Avery Island – 1996)
18. Bibio – Cry ! Baby ! (Ambivalence Avenue – 2009)
19. Mobius Band – Baby We’ll Be Fine (LOVE WILL REIGN SUPREME – 2008)
20. Pixies – No. 13 Baby (Live at Constitution Hall 11.30.09 – 2009)
21. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Baby Im Afraid (Fever To Tell – 2003)
22. Mazzy Star – She’s My Baby (So Tonight That I Might See – 1993)
23. Janis Joplin – Cry Baby (Cry Baby – 1971)
24. Ezra Furman & The Harpoons – If I Was A Baby (Inside The Human Body – 2008)
25. Cherry Glazerr – Cry Baby (Haxel Princess – 2014)
26. Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang [My Baby Shot Me Down] – (Bang Bang – 1966)
27. Dramarama – Right On Baby, Baby (Hi-Fi Sci-Fi – 1993)
28. Funkadelic – I Miss My Baby (Maggot Brain – 1971)
29. Modest Mouse – Baby Blue Sedan (Building Nothing Out of Something – 1999)
30. Mac DeMarco -Let My Baby Stay (Salad Days – 2014)
31. Buddy Holly – You’re So Square [Baby I Don’t Care] – (You’re So Square – 1958)
32. Rockabye Baby! – Do You Realize?? (Lullaby Renditions of The Flaming Lips – 2011)
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Episode 68 – Death Of A Post-Jangler

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Episode 68 – Death Of A Post-Jangler

Episode 68 – Death Of A Post-Jangler

My set from WEMF Radio on 2.22.15 was a post jangle inspired mix of both old and new tracks. It’s an excellent idea to slowly dream the ice and snow away with this on in the background.

1. The Flamin’ Groovies – Whisky Woman – (Teenage Head – 1971)
2. Bauhaus – Kick In The Eye (Mask – 1981)
3. Devo – Freedom Of Choice (Freedom of Choice – 1980)
4. Tomorrows Tulips – Laying In The Sun (When – 2014)
5. Terror Of The Deep – Times Of Uncertainty (Death Of The Gideon – 2014)
6. Tropical Popsicle – Havana (Dawn of Delight – 2013)
7. Tony Molina – Walk Away (Dissed And Dismissed – 2013)
8. Atlas Sound – Green Glass Bottles (Bedroom Databank Vol. 1 – 2010)
9. Catwalk – Please Don’t Break Me (Please Don’t Break Me – 2010)
10. Teenage Fanclub – Star Sign (Bandwagonesque – 1991)
11. Gang of Four – Damaged Goods (Entertainment! – 1979)
12. Destroyer – Sick Priest Learns To Last Forever (Destroyer’s Rubies – 2006)
13. Fine Steps – All Day Long (All Day Long 7″ – 2013)
14. The Smiths – Death Of A Disco Dancer (Strangeways, Here We Come – 1987)
15. Soft Pyramids – Around This Town (Fossils of the Free World – 2014)
16. The Blackjacks – Simple Math (Dress In Black – 1985)
17. The Improper Bostonians – Set You Free This Time (Bay State Rock Volume 1: The Sixties – An Anthology Of Massachussetts Rock’N’Roll – 1965)
18. New Order – Ceremony (Substance – 1981)
19. Mac DeMarco – Jonny’s Odyssey (Salad Days – 2014)
20. The Method Actors – Commotion (This Is It – 1980)
21. Muler – Taught Her To Sing (Hope You Found a Home – 2011)
22. The Ramones – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Rocket To Russia – 1977)
23. Sanulrim – 내마을에 주단을 깔고 (Greatest Hits Vol. 1 – 1987)
24. Michael O. – Face The Facts (Face The Facts 7″ – 2014)
25. Owen Maercks – Information (Teenage Sex Therapist – 1978)
26. GRMLN – Wedding (Explore – 2012)
27. Woods – Something Surreal (Bend Beyond – 2012)
28. Brian Eno – I’ll Come Running (Another Green World – 1975)
29. Lou Reed and John Cale – A Dream (Songs for Drella – 1990)
30. Butthole Surfers – Creep In The Cellar (Rembrandt Pussyhorse – 1986)
31. Boards of Canada – Music Is Math (Geogaddi – 2002)
32. Dirty Beaches – Lord Knows Best (Badlands – 2011)
33. Young Man – Five (Boy – 2010)
34. Holy Other – Know Where (With U – 2011)

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Episode 64 – WEMF Visions – 01/04/15

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Episode 64 - WEMF Visions - 01/04/15

Episode 64 – WEMF Visions – 01/04/15

2015’s presenting a lot of exciting opportunities for Visions of the Unexcused – and none are more promising than joining the WEMF Radio Team. My weekly radio show, which is broadcasted live via WEMF early Sunday nights – will also be posted as a podcast episode on Visions in case you couldn’t catch live. This is my first show on WEMF from 1/4/15 – and features and eclectic mix that spans genre’s & generations.

  1. Blo – It’s Gonna Be A Good Day (Phase II – 1974)
  2. C.S. Crew – Doin’ The Good Thing (Funky Pack – 1976)
  3. Mozes And The Firstborn – What’s Wrong Momma (Mozes And The Firstborn – 2014)
  4. Alex Chilton – Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Free Again: The “1970” Sessions – 2012)
  5. The Woolen Men – Land Of Laughs (Dog Years – 2013)
  6. The Flamin’ Groovies – Yesterday’s Numbers (Teenage Head – 1971)
  7. Yo La Tengo – Can’t Seem To Make You Mine (Camp Yo La Tengo – 1995)
  8. Tenor Saw – Roll Call (Roll Call – 1984)
  9. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Ain’t Nobody (Calamity / Ain’t Nobody 7″ – 2014)
  10. Skull Snaps – It’s A New Day (Skull Snaps – 1973)
  11. The Juan Maclean – Running Back To You (In A Dream – 2014)
  12. Cookies – July Seventeen (Music For Touching – 2014)
  13. Cookies – Crybaby (A) (Music For Touching – 2014)
  14. Afro Funk – Afro Funk (Body Music – 1975)
  15. Les Macchabées – Rien A Faire (Les Macchabées – 2005)
  16. Canned Heat – Time Was (Hallelujah – 1969)
  17. Mac DeMarco – Freaking Out The Neighborhood (Mac DeMarco 2 – 2012)
  18. Cool Ghouls – Earthquake (Cool Ghouls – 2013)
  19. Armaggedon – Oh Man (Armaggedon – 1970)
  20. Guided By Voices – Bad Love Is Easy To Do (Cool Planet – 2014)
  21. Juan Wauters – Sanity (Sanity 7″ – 2013)
  22. The Mantles – Bad Design (Long Enough to Leave – 2013)
  23. Dug Dug’s – Eclipse (Dug Dug’s – 1971)
  24. Minutemen – History Lesson, Pt. 2 (Double Nickels on the Dime – 1984)
  25. Michael O. – Face The Facts (Face The Facts 7″ – 2014)
  26. Sonic Youth – Brave Men Run (In My Family) (Bad Moon Rising – 1985)
  27. All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors – Jayne Baby (All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors – 2001)
  28. WU LYF – Spitting Blood (Go Tell Fire to the Mountain – 2011)
  29. The Beta Band – Dog Got A Bone (The Three E.P.’s – 1997)
  30. Chauncey – My Radio (My Radio (Everything I Know) – 2005)
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Episode 63 – Top 21 Albums of 2014

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Episode 59 – Top 21 Albums of 2013 (Artwork - D.Hixon)

Episode 59 – Top 21 Albums of 2013 (Collage – D.Hixon)

These are my 21 favorite albums of 2014. When I look back on a year that saw me truly start a Family of my own these song’s will echo in the hallways of my memory. Consider it a groovy growth notch written in No. 2 pencil on the back of a progression door. Happy New Year to you and yours – may the music continue to find you.

21Madlib – The Beats (Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton Soundtrack)
“Cue 3 /  Cue 4”
Buy via Stones Throw Records


20The Juan Maclean – In A Dream
“Running Back To You”
Buy via DFA Records


19Tiger High – Inside the Acid Coven
“Mania”
Buy via Volar Records


18The Real Kids – Shake … Outta Control
“Got It Made”
Buy via Ace of Hearts Records


17Cool Ghouls – A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye
“What A Dream I Had”
Buy via Empty Cellar Records


16

Mean Creek – Local Losers
“Hangover Mind”
Buy via Old Flame Records


15 Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
“One Summer Night”
Buy via 4AD


14 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out at Jagbags
“Lariat”
Buy via Matador Records


13Guided By Voices – Cool Planet
“Bad Love Is Easy To Do”
Buy via Rockathon Records


12Kurt von Stetten – Animals
“Saved, Because Of This Tree”
Buy via Static Motor Recordings


11Flying Lotus – You’re Dead
“Moment of Hesitation”
Buy via Warp Records


10Cookies – Music For Touching
“Music For Touching”
Buy via Bandcamp


9

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
“Robes (feat. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt)”
Buy via Stones Throw Records


8

Shintaro Sakamoto – Let’s Dance Raw
“Let’s Dance Raw”
Buy via Other Music Recording Co.


7

Cherry Glazerr – Haxel Princess
“Sweaty Faces”
Buy via Burger Records


6

Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
“Passing Out Pieces”
Buy via Captured Tracks


5

Terror Of The Deep – Death Of The Gideon
“Model Train Village”
Buy via Selection Records


4

Real Estate – Atlas
“How Might I Live”
Buy via Domino USA


3

The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits
“Pearly Gates”
Buy via Sacred Bones Records


2

Mozes And The Firstborn – Mozes And The Firstborn
“Skinny Girl”
Buy via Burger Records


1

Ty Segall – Manipulator
“Mister Main”
Buy via Drag City

 

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