Friday, December 7, 2012

Picks of 2012

Here are my highlights from 2012.   Things aren't quite over yet for this year, some really great records have come out lately that ended up on here and will be following up with a few posts on those soon - but for now just wanted to share with you some my personal favourites from the last 12 months...

1.  Slug Guts 'Playin' In Time With The Deadbeat' (Sacred Bones)
1.  Goat 'World Music' (Rocket Recordings)
1.  The Pheromoans 'Does This Guy Stack Up' (Upset The Rhythm) 
1.  Madscene 'Blip' (Siltbreeze)    
1.  The Men Open Your Heart' (Sacred Bones)   
1.  Blank Realm 'Go Easy' (Bedroom Suck/Siltbreeze)
1.  Toy Love 'Live At The Gluepot (Goner) 
1.  Cheater Slicks 'Reality Is A Grape' (Columbus Discount)
1.  Ex-Cult 'Ex-Cult' (Goner)
1.  Ty Segall 'Twins' (Drag City) 
1.  Tyvek 'On Triple Beams' (In The Red)

Gene Clark 'One In A Hundred/She's The Kind Of Girl' (Sundazed)
Mikal Cronin 'Tide' (Goner)
Nobunny 'Maximum Rock 'n' Roll EP' (Goner)
Pink Reason 'Ache For You' (Savage Quality Recordings)
Total Control 'Scene From A Marriage' (Sub Pop)

Sibylle Baier 'Colour Green' (Orange Twin)
feedtime 'Aberrant Years' (Sub Pop)
Lee Hazlewood 'The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides' (Light In The Attic)
'Time To Go The Southern Psychedelic Moment: 1981-1986' (Flying Nun)
Tronics 'Love Backed By Force'

(with some snaps I took at the gigs)

Yussuf Jerusalem - L'inattendu, Paris 11th February

 Goat - The Lexington 19th October

Black Time - The Others 29th June

Country Teasers - Power Lunches 26th January

Ty Segall - The Dome 2nd August

King Tuff - Shacklewell Arms 11th September

Mikal Cronin - Shacklewell Arms 11th June

Hunx & His Punx - Birthdays 14th May 

Excepter - Cafe Oto 24th July

Places To Eat
Marina Bar Curry House - Finchley
Honest Burger - Brixton
Blackbird Cafe - East Dulwich
Kati Roll - Soho
Scoop Ice-cream
Falafel cart on North End Road, Fulham Market
Amersham Kebab House, Buckinghamshire
Boothes Corner, Stoke Newington
Honest Burger, Brixton Market

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