January 2014 Favorites

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I feel bad for how little I post on here. If I didn’t have a full time job and that whole life thing getting in my way, I would be doing write-ups all day every day. Unfortunately it’s relegated to my free time and has to compete with sleeping and socializing.

I still try to discover new music and would like to post more than once a year when I make my top lists in December. I’ve decided that no matter what I’m doing, I will at least do an end of month round up of the music I listened to the previous weeks. I’m not giving myself any self-imposed rules, so I’ll be posting new and old music alike and probably mess with the format of the article on a regular basis, depending on what sorts of things are peaking my interest at that time.

This first one is not visually pleasing to the eye, so it’s a good thing you listen to music with your ears. Also I stole the section this article is located in on our site from another writer because it fit what I needed and I’m too lazy to make another tab. Enjoy!

A SoundCloud playlist for most of the songs can be found HERE and a Spotify one HERE

Agnes Obel – “Fuel To Fire” & “Dorian”

Both songs are off her 2013 album Aventine, a personal favorite of mine from last year.

Angel Olsen – “HI-FIVE”

Off her upcoming album Burn Your Fire For No Witness. Out  2/18 through Jagjaguwar.

Bit Funk – “Soul Satisfaction”

Off Bit Funk’s Soul Satisfaction EP

BANKS – “Brain” (Prod. By Shlohmo)

BANKS debut album is expected later in 2014 through Harvest Records.

Big Haunt – “Burn Me Up”

You can listen to the the Portland bands debut EP, Devotionals.

Damon Albarn – “Everyday Robots”

“Everyday Robots” is off his upcoming solo album Everyday Robots. Due out April 28

The Derevolutions – “Yell It Out!

Digits – “Lost Dream” & “Where Do You Belong?

You can follow Digits on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Elephant – “Elusive Youth” & “Statuesque”

“Elusive Youth” is off Elephant’s upcoming album Sky Swimming through Memphis Industries. Due out April 28.

Future Islands – “Swept Inside”

“Swept” is off Future Islands 2010 album In Evening Air. Look for the upcoming album Singles, due out March 2014.

Gardens & Villa – “Colony Glen”

“Colony Glen” is off Gardens & Villa’s upcoming album Dunes. Due out Febuary 4th through Secretly Canadian.

Hanni El Khatib – “Nobody Move”

Off their 2013 album Head in the Dirt.

Houndmouth – “Casino (bad things)” & “Penitentiary”

Both songs are off their 2013 debut album From The Hills Below The City.

Hozier – “Angel Of Small Death & The Codeine Scene” & “Like Real People Do” & “Take Me to Church”

All 3 songs are off the EP Take Me To Church.


James Vincent McMorrow – “This Old Dark Machine”

Off his 2010 album Early in the Morning. Look for his new album Post Tropical.

Jupiter-C – “Insect Eyes” & “TERMINAL”

Both tracks were released in 2013 and can be found on their Bandcamp site.

Kyla La Grange – “Cut Your Teeth”

New single off her upcoming album, due out March 9th

The Kills – “Future Starts Slow” & “Pale Blue Eyes”

“Future Starts Slow” is off their 2011 album Blood Pressures. “Pale Blue Eyes” is a Velvet Underground cover that can be found as a b-side to their single “The Last Goodbye”

Last Lynx – “Killing Switch”

Song available here

LCD Soundsystem – “Tribulations”

“Tribulations” is off LCD Soundsystems self-titled debut album released in 2005.

Liars – “Mess on a Mission”

Off their upcoming album Mess, due out March 24.

Lyla Foy – “Easy”

Look for her upcoming album Mirrors the Sky, due out March 18.

Mac DeMarco – “Passing Out Pieces” & “Cooking Up Something Good”

“Passing Out Pieces” is off his upcoming album Salad Days, due out April 1 through Captured Tracks. “Cooking Up Something Good is off his previous album 2.

Mansionair – “Hold Me Down (feat. Revier)

– “Don’t Wanna Dance”

“Don’t Wanna Dance” is off her upcoming debut LP, No Mythologies to Follow, due out February 24 through Chess Club & RCA Victor.

Morgan Delt – “Obstacle Eyes”

“Obstacle Eyes” is off Morgan Delt’s upcoming self-titles album, out now through Trouble In Mind.

Rae Morris – “Grow” & “Skin”

“Grow” is the title track off the EP Grow available on soundcloud.

POLIÇA – “I Need $”

A favorite track off one of my favorite albums of last year. Shulamith is out now and can be found on their website.

Ricky Eat Acid – “Only Girl

Shovels & Rope – “Gasoline” & “Johnny 99”

“Gasoline” is off their album O’ Be Joyful (Delux Edition). “Johnny 99” is a Bruce Springsteen cover.

St. Vincent – “Birth In Reverse” & “The Strangers”

“Birth In reverse” is off her upcoming self-titled LP, due out February 25th through Republic/Loma Vista. “The Strangers” is off her 2009 album Actor.

Temples – “Mesmerise”

Temples upcoming album Sun Structures is due out February 11 through Fat Possum.

Tennis – “100 Lovers”

“100 Lovers” is off their upcoming EP, Small Sound, due out February 3 through Fat Possum.

Timber Timbre – “Hot Dreams” & “Homage”

“Hot Dreams” is off Timber Timbres upcoming album of the same name, due out April 1.


Tomas Barfod – “Pulsing (feat. Nina K)”

“Pulsing” will be available February through Secretly Canadian.

Vandaveer – “Omie Wise”

Off Vandaveer’s 2013 album Oh, Willie, Please…

Warpaint – “Biggy”

Their self titled album is out now through Rough Trade.

Waterstrider – “Twice (Little Dragon Cover)

Wet – “You’re The Best”

Their self-titled EP is out now through Neon Gold.

The WU-FORCE – Floating (unreleased demo)

You can find more music on their Bandcamp.

The Zombies – “Time Of The Season”

Off their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle.

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