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:
they’re really tapping into their inner Bruces Springsteens and inner Frank Blacks, respectively . . .
Wolf Parade // Expo ’86 : out 6/29 on Sub Pop
“Expo 86 was a World’s Fair that happened in Vancouver in 1986. It’s been this thing we all talked about as a band. We all grew up in British Columbia, and we were all at Expo, which lasted about three or four days. It’s a weird little thought experiment– basically, we were all young children at the same big event. I remember Expo 86 was as big as the Olympics were this year in Vancouver. They completely reorganized part of the downtown core, and they built this giant geodesic dome called “Science World”. Now it looks completely, totally dated and a product of its time. They built monuments, built rides. It was something I don’t think we’re going to see in Canada ever again because World’s Fairs have fallen out of favor, at least for the Western World.” : Dan Boeckner [via Pitchfork]
Wolf Parade : Expo 86 // out July 2010 via SubPop.
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:
Spencer Krug‘s latest musical effort—Moonface—will be releasing an EP early next year. In the meantime, he’s made it available for whatever donation you feel it’s worth (including $0) as a digital flac file. I don’t exaggerate when I say it’s priceless music, but I did donate a nominal sum to his artistic cause. The marimba-soaked dreamscape of music is based on his journals of lucid dreaming. Once again, Spencers doesn’t fail to impress. Beautiful music!