Hey happy new financial years eve, internet! Time for the official #tuttythumbsup halfway through 2014 list of my favourite albums/other releases/live gigs that I’ve heard/seen this year so far. There’s *heaps* of things I haven’t caught up on but all of these are thoroughly recommended.
Blank Realm – Grassed Inn (BSR/Fire)
Charlie Parr – Hollandale (Chaperone)
Clipping. – CLPPNG (SubPop)
Ela Stiles – Ela Stiles (Bedroom Suck)
Fennesz – Becs (Editions Mego)
Simon James Phillips – Chair (Room40)
The Soft Pink Truth – Why Do The Heathen Rage? (Thrill Jockey)
Steve Gunn & Mike Cooper – FRKWYS Vol. 11: Cantos de Lisboa (RVNG Intl)
Total Life – Burner (Cassauna)
honourable mentions to aheadphonehome, John Chantler, Mattin, Scraps, Tim Shiel, You Beauty and *heaps* more!
Frank Fairfield – Duncan & Brady (Third Man)
Gardland – Improvisations (RVNG Intl)
Holly Herndon – Chorus (RVNG Intl)
Horse Lords – Mixtape Vol. 3 (independent)
William Tyler – Lost Colony (Merge)
honourable mentions to Austin Buckett, Brainbeau, Brain Drain, Collarbones, These Guy, Tincture and more!
Matmos @ Sydney Festival / MONA FOMA / Howler, January
Danny Brown @ Laneway Festival, January
Screaming Match @ Trainspotters, March
Hether @ The New Globe Theatre, April
Sonic Masala Fest @ Club Greenslopes, June
honourable mentions to Donny Benet, Lee Ranaldo, Robin Fox, Dolly Parton, Scattered Order, Ela Stiles, Scraps and more!