Monday, August 03, 2009

Best ofs, updates, etc.

Way overdue, this one. The Best of 2009 (So far) as follows:

1. Neko Case, Middle Cyclone
2. Bruce Peninsula, A Mountain Is a Mouth
3. Dirty Projectors, Bitte Orca
4. Crystal Antlers, Tentacles
5. Ha Ha Tonka, Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South

Subject to change of course in the intervening weeks. The new Yo La Tengo album, for example, is stunning.

---No show tonight, though I'm pleased to report I'll be co-hosting First Impressions with Deputy Dulen tomorrow night (8/4) at 8:00. Plenty of fresh stuff and surprises and excellent patter are promised.

---August already?

---Some playlists for the next couple:
8/10: Bibio, Wye Oak, The Fiery Furnaces
8/17: Mercury Music Prize special: Horrors, Bat For Lashes, La Roux, Glasvegas, Florence and the machine, Speech DeBelle
8/24: no show
8/31: fresh Canadian music