For me it's Mono's Ashes In The Snow. Nothing else has come anywhere close to even touching it.
Mount Kimbie - Maybes
has to be near the top of the list somewhere, but I want to say Anaconda by Untold as well thats a masterful slice of work.
if I weren't so inept at finding the Mono song I'm referring to myself.
But I am. Sadfact.
It is IMMENSE live though; worth a ticket price for that track alone.
Have you got links please Jimi?
Or These words by Martyn, or Moth by Burial and Four Tet.
On a more indie note probably: My Girls by Animal Collective, or While You Wait for the Others by Grizzly Bear.
is a brilliant track, I cant argue with Moth or Martyn either.
It took a couple of listens for me, but I'm completely in love with the album. Its had a lot of plays for me, and will probably get loads this next week on my sleepy journey to work.
only played it 3 times or so, I'm enjoying the first 2 tracks alot and while you wait for the others but the rest hasnt really done anything for me yet its just washed over me without much notice. I need to live with it more really.
Then I just found myself struggling to play anything else for a couple of days. I prefer it to yellow House, which I never gave enough plays too...
I'd go for Zero (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) or Brother Sport (Animal Collective). Though Red Travelling Socks (Malcolm Middleton) is fast closing in.
Worst song by the way is I Love College by Asher Roth
It gets played in my friends car and he drives me places so I cant really complain but :( it hurts to listen to.
Sometimes its Lil Wayne and I can live with that.
it's got it all
Easily. Followed by 'You Have My Eyes Now' by Clues.
A whole lot of WOOOOOOOAAAAAAHHHHHH in these.
it has the best scream on it i've ever ever heard
Telepathe - Devil's Trident
Big Buisiness - Found Art
Wavves - So Bored
2. Ponytail - 'Beg Waves'
3. Animal Collective - 'Daily Routine' (& others)
4. Gentle Friendly - 'Ride Symbols'
5. The Maccabees - 'No Kind Words'
6. Grizzly Bear - 'Southern Point' (& others)
2. probably are from last year, but this year I heard it
Summertime Clothes by Animal Collective
Weed Demon by Wavves
Wet Hair by Japandroids
No Intention by Dirty Projectors (that guitar solo! dang!)
The More That I Do by The Field
While You Wait For The Others by Grizzly Bear
Die Slow by HEALTH
Divinations by Mastodon
Golden Phone by Micachu
Auditorium by Mos Def w/Slick Rick
This Tornado Loves You by Neko Case
Crescent by Nomo
Stay Alive by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Rain On by Woods
Little Secrets by Passion Pit
The entire Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix album might be the best song of 09.
Skeleton and Hysteric by Yeah Yeah Yeahs are also quite awesome.
Grizzly Bear - Fine For Now
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Stay Alive
Bon Iver - Blood Bank
Andrew Bird - Souverian
Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
sky larkin matador
Mount Kimbie - Maybes.
Kimbie will be giving Animal Collective and Grizl a run for there money!
as you cant even tag Mount Kimbie, let alone topple the indie powers the be!
but can we all please decide to call Grizzly Bear GRZL from now on like they are a memeber or even backing bank to The Wu Tang Clan, JZA, GZA, GRZL...
Ive started referring to them as G-Bear but i don't think it will stick.
The Horrors "Scarlet Fields". I think that's pretty accurate, actually... Or maybe "Kingdom of Days" by Bruce Springsteen. Or "Virginia State Epileptic Colony" by the Manics. DECISIONS DECISIONS.
Sea Within A Sea -- The Horrors
Zero -- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Panic Switch -- Silversun Pickups
Velvet -- The Big Pink
Conjurr -- School of Seven Bells (though '08, strictly speaking)
No indie points for me ):
...by yeasayer, hands down
the party - st. vincent
too many birds - bill callahan
lakeside - blk jks
d.i.a.l.o. - john vanderslice
two weeks - grizzly bear
and all teh the new Bill Callahan album
Maybes - Mt. Kimbie
Foreground - Grizzly Bear
The Last One - Au Revoir Simone
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Casio Kids - Fot I Hose
Camera Obscura - French Navy
Left With Pictures - Every Stitch, Every Line
The Horrors - Sea Within A Sea
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction
The Voluntary Butler Scheme - Tabasco Sole
The Invisible - London Girl
The Miserable Rich - Monkey
Omar Souleyman - Alshikhani
Sunset Rubdown - Paper Lace
YACHT - Summer Song
Or something like that, and more.
I'll have a bit of French Navy too
Sufjan Stevens - you are the blood
...And So I Watch You From Afar - clench fists, grit teeth...GO!
Bill Callahan - eid ma clack shaw
Animal Collective - in the flowers
1. While we were dreaming - Pink Mountaintops
2. Teenager in love - Pains of being pure at heart
3. Familiar Light - Asobi Seksu
4. This tornado loves you - Neko Case
eid ma clack shaw.
Should be everyone's no 1
needs so much more love
Animal Collective - Brothersport
Untold - Anaconda
Geiom - No More Tears
Ramadanman - Humber (was around for ages before the release though)
Appleblim & Ramadanman - Sous Le Sable
Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is The Move
Bill Callahan - Eid Ma Clack Shaw
Grizzly Bear - While You Wait For The Others
Burial & Four Tet - Moth
Sunn 0))) - Alice
There's such a lot of wicked music coming from the UK bass scene at the moment - there's a load of wicked unreleased Untold stuff coming out this year that's even better than Anaconda. Also, I only discovered Fennesz properly this year, so I'm going to put down the whole of Black Sea, despite the fact that it was released last year...
Dinosaur Pile-Up - Traynor
Dutch Uncles - Steadycam
she's like a teenage female springsteen. seriously this song is fucking amazing. tied to the fact that Our Song was the best single of last year it's pretty overwhelming; she's some sort of sick twisted genius of popcraft. a million hooks without sounding robotic or slick, and teenage without sounding simpering or particularly twee or irritating.
as it's reminded me of dozens of immense tunes from this year. i won't repeat them all, so for now it's this week's winner: Machines and Muscles by Cave. oh yeah, and Northern Something by Tortoise.
as much as I thought the album was ok I could never get fully into it but this is pretty wonderful. I hope for the next album he goes for the full band feel of the live shows.
Cymbals eat guitars-tungunska
The big pink-to young to love
skygreen leopards-dixie cups
"My Girls" Animal Collective (actually the whole album)
"Blue Shirt" Discovery (really looking forward to this LP release)
"My Heart" Wildbirds & Peacedums
"Stillness is the move" (indeed)
"No kind words" (great lyrics)
"Feels like Summer" Jofo (yeah baby!!!)
why didn't i see this thread last night when trying to put together my tracks of the year so far playlist!!
Phoenix – Love Like A Sunset Part I
St. Vincent – The Strangers
Handsome Furs – Radio Kaliningrad
Sufjan Stevens – You Are The Blood
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Dull Life
Dirty Projectors – No Intention
Animal Collective – Brother Sport
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
The Maccabees – No Kind Words / Bag Of Bones Part A - Album Version*
School Of Seven Bells – Iamundernodisguise
Manic Street Preachers – Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls
Metric – Gold Guns Girls
Temper trap – Science Of Fear
PJ Harvey – Black Hearted Love
Sunset Rubdown – Idiot Heart
Andrew Bird – Anonanimal
The Veils – Sit Down By The Fire
Bat For Lashes – Pearl's Dream
Soap&Skin – Spiracle
Fever Ray – Triangle Walks
Wavves – Goth Girls
The Horrors – Scarlet Fields
My Latest Novel – I Declare A Ceasefire
...i put this together at 4am with insomnia last night and there's more to follow when we run this next week, as part of our year so far (in review) week as we cruise over the 6month mark this week.
or No Kind Words/ Sea Within A Sea.
They are my 3 bands of the year thus far by a mile.
The XX- Crystalised
The Big Pink- Velvet
and Woods by Bon Iver
for best track so far is "In A Coma" by Paul Steel, the most original song I've heard in a long time.
Plus the video is awesome, it's funny and there's that actor, Ralh Brown in it, he's cool!
Mount Kimbie - Maybes
Clouds - Protecting Hands Part II
Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the move
Manic Street Preachers - Peeled Apples
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
Animal Collective - My Girls
Patrick Wolf - Vulture
Bat For Lashes - Sleep Alone
Pure Reason Revolution - Les Malheurs
Florence And The Machine - Rabbit Heart
Crystal Stilts - Graveyard Orbit
Passion Pit - The Reeling
Grizzly Bear - Ready Able
The Veils - The Letter
Telepathe - Devil's Trident
White Lies - EST
Mos Def - Casa Bey
Dirty Projectors - Temecula Sunrise
Myka 9 - Cadillac Nights
Dana...kroyd - Some Dresses
DOOM - Cellz
...Trail of Dead - Isis Unveiled
Super Furry Animals- Cardiff in the Sun
:D love love lover
Cardiff In The Sun by Super Furry Animals also <3