Playlists are in! Pick your platform of choice (Soundcloud, Rdio and Spotify) and get listening to what rocked the blogs last month (featuring Beck, Day Wave, Darwin Deez, Wolf Alice and many more).
Every wednesday I get The Gum Drop. Its a subscriber-based newsletter from Stereogum that sends out the latest news on their site, including a link to download a featured mp3. Recent features include Swan Lake, Great Lake Swimmers, Marissa Nadler. Today, I got a song called ‘Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh‘ by Say Hi. So far he (Eric Elbogen) is two-for-two here with songs from the upcoming album Oohs & Aahs (Barsuk, March 3rd). Again, we’ve got echoes on the vocals but this time eight ‘Ohs’ at the end of each chorus.
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This is not my list for favorite albums of 2007. I’m still working on that as we speak.
This list is kind of a 2007 listening road map for me.
*Some songs may have been released in ’06, but I heard them for the first time this year. As well, they are in no order whatsoever.
Down The Line by Jose Gonzalez. Check MOKB.
Northwestern Girls by Say Hi
Videotape (Acoustic) by Thom Yorke. Get it at Good Weather.
Your English Is Good by Tokyo Police Club
Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave
Pop Rocks by Saturna
Weighty Ghost by Wintersleep
Sandy by Caribou
Hold Your Secrets To Your Heart by Miracle Fortress. Get it from Matt.
It Will Find You by Maps
West Coast by Coconut Records
1 2 3 4 by Feist
Oh, The Boss Is Coming by Charlemagne
Sing! Captain by Handsome Furs
Anti-Anti (Stutter remix) by Snowden. Thats a tricky one to find, check iTunes.
Take Your Medicine by Cloud Cult
Winding Watch by Rebekah Higgs