Dec 20 2013
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50 Songs I Listened to the Most in 2013

It was a very, very good year. These are in no particular order. I’m just numbering them to keep track.

1. John Newman "Love Me Again" 

2. Mikal Cronin "Weight"

3. Phosphorescent "The Quotidian Beasts" 

4. Hands "The Game Is Changing Us"

5. The Child of Lov "Fly"

6. Society "14 Hours"

7. GEMS "All I Ever" 

8. The Blow "Make It Up"

9. London Grammar "Wasting My Young Years" 

10. Jaguar Ma "Come Save Me" 

11. Arctic Monkeys "Do I Wanna Know?"

12. Chvrches "Recover" 

13. Haerts "Wings" 

14. Pickwick "Hacienda Motel" 

15. Saint Motel "My Type"

16. The War on Drugs "Red Eyes"

17. San Fermin "Sonsick" 

18. The National "Don’t Swallow The Cap"

19. Josef Salvat "Every Night" 

20. Lo-Fang "Boris" 

21. Heeney "New York City" 

22. King Krule "Easy Easy" 

23. Laura Marling "Master Hunter" 

24. Laura Mvula "She" 

25. Guida "Number 10" 

26. Jenny O. "Automechanic" 

27. Cord Lund "September" 

28. Holy Folk “A Moment Here” 

29. Modern Hut "Life"

30. White Denim "Pretty Green" 

31. The Glockenwise "Time To Go" 

32. VV Brown "Substitute For Love" 

33. Among Savages "New York City"

34. Zig Zags "Scavenger"

35. Sylvan Esso "Play It Right" 

36. Minor Alps "Buried Plans" 

37. Scout Niblett "Gun" 

38. Jonathan Wilson "Dear Friend" 

39. The Cavemen 5 "They Prefer Blondes" 

40. Little May "Hide"

41. PAPA "If You’re My Girl, Then I’m Your Man"

42. Ghost Wave "Here She Comes"

43. Bass Drum of Death "Shattered Me" 

44. Courtney Barnett "Lance Jr." 

45. The Mentalettes "Fine Fine Fine"

46. King Khan and the Shrines "Thorn in Her Pride"

47. Sombear "Incredibly Still"

48. Justin Timberlake "Mirrors"

49. ASAP Rocky  "Fuckin’ Problems" 

50. TRAAMS “Foxes”

Dishonorable mentions: Ex-Hex “Hot & Cold” and Jesus Sons “Who’s Around”. I loved you guys so much and you’ve taken your songs off the internet. What gives?


Mar 04 2013

Dec 18 2012

50 Songs I Listened to the Most in 2012

I should probably format this better, but I haven’t the time nor the inclination. Forgive my sloth. None of these are ranked. I just wrote them down as they occurred to me. 50 seemed like a good number. 

These are the songs that made me shout with joy this year. 

50. Jake Bugg “Lightning Bolt” 

49. HAIM “Forever”  

48. Icona Pop feat Charli XCX “I Love It” 

47. First Aid Kit “Emmylou” 

46. Sharon Van Etten “Leonard” 

45. Willy Moon “Yeah Yeah” 

44. Kan Wakan “Forever Found” 

43. Tame Impala “Elephant”  

42. Will Hanson “In Her Loving Memory”  

41. Death Grips “I’ve Seen Footage” 

40. Japandriods “The Night of Wine and Roses” 

39. Sigur Ros “Varuo” 

38. Cloud Nothings “Wasted Days” 

37. Rhye “Open” 

36. Thee Oh Sees “Flood’s New Light” 

35. Lord Huron “Time to Run” 

34. Django Django “WOR” 

33. FIDLAR “Cheap Bear” 

32. Magnetic Fields “Andrew in Drag” 

31. Pangea “River” 

30. California Wives “Marianne” 

29. Lotus Plaza “Monoliths” 

28. Spiritualized “Hey Jane” 

27. Line & Circle “Roman Ruins” 

26. Ghost Wave “Hippy” 

25. Alt-J “Fitzpleasure” 

24. Rudimental ft. John Newman “Feel The Love” 

23. Calexico “Splitter” 

22. Moon Duo “Circles” 

21. Kitten “G#” 

20. Twerps “He’s In Stock” 

19. The Peach Kings “Fisherman” 

18. Foxygen “Make It Known” 

17. Preemo “New Pistol” 

16. Divine Fits “Shivers” 

15. Ex Cops “James” 

14. Andrew Bird “If I Needed You” 

13. Allah Las “Tell Me What’s On Your Mind” 

12. Veronica Falls “My Heart Beats” 

11. Tilly and the Wall “Heavy Mood” 

10. King Tuff “Anthem” 

9. Tropical Popsicle “Ghost Beacons” 

8. Magic Wands “Space” 

7. Fletcher C. Johnson “Messin’ Up My Mind” 

6. Brendan Losch “Son of A Gun” 

5. The Babies “Moonlight Mile” 

4. So Many Wizards “Lose Your Mind” 

3. Amadou and Miriam feat. Santigold “Dougou Badia” 

2. Gaslamp Killer “Nissim” 

1. Dan Friel “Valedictorian” 


Mar 09 2012

Bands I Want to See at SXSW 2012

People seem to want to know this, and people are never wrong. So without further ado…Band I Want to see at SXSW this year.

Bands I Haven’t Seen Before:

Mind Spiders - http://soundcloud.com/magic-arrows-blog-1/sets/mind-spiders-lp

Django Django - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcuqOiotVVU

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK6VILyHVDE
Bands I Love So Much I Can’t Stay Away:



Spectacular LA bands I am lucky enough to see all the time:




Nick Waterhouse and The Tarots - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjpMKFgLTH8




Dec 02 2010
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In no particular order

Here’s a list of my favorite things that came out this year. Take a listen.


Dec 02 2010
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The Mynabirds - What We Lose In The Fire We Gain In The Flood

Laura Burhenn’s solo album manages to fuse country and soul together in an oddly vintage sound or as she put it “sounds like Neil Young doing Motown.”


Dec 02 2010

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Aloe Blacc - Good Things

A true soul man in a sea of pretenders.
 


Dec 02 2010

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Mark Ronson and The Business Intl. - Record Collection

This producer/DJ tries his hand at actually being in the band and passes with flying colors.


Dec 02 2010

Video

The Walkmen - Lisbon

Irrepressible as ever, The Walkmen lived up to their usual standards.


Dec 02 2010

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The Limiñanas - The Limiñanas

Out of France came one of the best garage rock albums of the year.


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