Music 2013

80 new records I listened to regularly in 2013

(arranged in a loose, somewhat arbitrary order of preference).

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As I find year after year, some of my favorite records I only come across months (if not years) after the year of their release. That said, this list is nothing more than it says it is. Records I listened to (and apparently I listened to a lot of traditional aging white indie rockers…but not entirely).

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away
Thee Oh Sees Floating Coffin
Julia Holter Loud City Song
Fidlar Fidlar
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba Jama Ko
The Thing Boot!
Juana Molina Wed 21
Ty Segall Twins/Sleeper
Barn Owl V/The Factory Sessions/Live At Berkeley
Voivod Target Earth
Warm Soda Someone For You
His Electric Blue Voice Ruthless Sperm
Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol.3: To See More Light
David Bowie The Next Day
Fire! Orchestra Exit!/Fire (Without Noticing)
Night Marchers Allez! Allez!
Föllakzoid II
Fuzz Fuzz
Tim Hecker Virgins
Bill Callahan Dream River
Obits Bed & Bugs
Tramms Grin
White Hills So You Are So You’ll Be
Julianna Barwick Nepethe
Master Musicians Of Bukkake Far West
UV Race Racism
Destruction Unit Deep Trip
Melt-Banana Fetch
Dirt Dress DLVMVM
Grails Black Tar Prophesies Vol. V
Beach Fossils Clash The Truth
Burnt Ones You’ll Never Walk Alone
Kumiko Cantus
Pan American Cloud Room, Glass Room
The Ex/Brass Unbound Enormous Door
Future Of The Left How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident/Human Death
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma Devotion
Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit Secret Rhythms V
Wax Idols Discipline & Desire
Terry Malts Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere
Sigur Ros Kveiker
Feeding People Island Universe
Widowspeak Almanac
Night Beats Sonic Bloom
Carbonas Carbonas
Boris Praparat
Woollen Kits Four Girls
Hunx & His Punx Street Punk
Pelican Forever Becoming
Russian Circles Memorial
Disappears Era
Eyvind Kang Grass
Pissed Jeans Honeys
King Khan & The Shrines Idle No More
Bailter Space Trinine
Wavves Afraid Of Heights
Crime & The City Solution American Tragedy
Brandt Brauer Frick Miami
Pop. 1280 Imps Of Perversion
Eluvium Nightmare Ending
Tijuana Panthers Semi-Sweet
The Dead C Armed Courage
Cellular Chaos Cellular Chaos
Bardo Pond Peace On Venus
Twerps Twerps
No Age An Object
Melvins Everybody Loves Sausages
Guided By Voices English Little League
Mazzy Star Seasons Of Your Day
Surf City We Knew It Was Not Going to Be Like This
Los Campesinos! No Blues
Best Coast Fade Away
Crystal Stilts Nature Noir
Aidan Baker Already Drowning
Sky Ferriera Night Time, My Time
The Verlaines Untimely Meditations
Psychic Ills One Track Mind
Sebadoh Defend Yourself
Jasper Tx An Index Of Failure
Neko Case The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

When you are too cheap to spring for a sputnik, a star will do.
This sign in Boyle Heights is kind of a metaphor for displacement.

It started out as a Jewish neighborhood on Brooklyn Avenue.  Now it is a Mexican neighborhood on Cesar Chavez Avenue. The building didn’t move.

I love how the “Pastrami” is tagged out and  subsequent addition of “Tacos” remains below which makes an unintentional visual statement.