Peter’s grandfather regularly remarks that he believes music continues to get better and better. Peter has to agree.
Peter liked a lot of things in 2010. Mostly he liked the music. let me count the reasons:
Abe Vigoda // “Crush” : 2010.09.20
genre post new wave
sounds like ice skating down empty city streets. snow leopards in foggy green jungles. candle-lit attic dance parties. light cycles speeding into suburban sunsets.
notes really digging the evolution this band has taken.
verdict a slow ice burn to excellence.
Dream of My Love (Chasing After You) :
You can stream the album in its entirety here.Vodpod videos no longer available.
I don’t feel complete unless I’ve compiled a list ranking my favorite music of the year (too many NYEs spent up late listening to the top 100 countdown on the headphones.) So, here goes:
A couple of these noisy, lo-fi, LA post post-punk bands are doing some really exciting things with the over-saturated genre—these tracks by Abe Vigoda (top) and Wavves (above) respectively are great examples that I’m really enjoying.
ABE VIGODA “DON’T LIE”
WAVVES “COOL JUMPER”
(via gorilla vs bear)
I need to rate and sort and organize and, apparently, report back. I can’t help it. after the jump, I’ve listed my favorite albums of 2008 along with some other musical tidbits: