Wednesday, December 09, 2015
October, November, December Vinyl of the Month choices
MAN!!! It's been a long lazy time. Well not entirely lazy, some of it has to do with the encroaching (now here) holiday season and all the prep that goes with it... but still. We're forced to slap together a post featuring three months' worth of Vinyl of the Month choices to end the year. Enough with apologies, here are the choices:
For October the pick was Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect. Great follow up to one of our favourite albums of last year, Under Color of Official Right. This is the noise of Detroit, Michigan... which sounds a little bit like the noise of Minnesota circa mid-to-late 80s when bands like Hüsker Dü and The Replacements walked the earth. A little pissed, a little sloppy, a little amazing.
For November we had Martin Courtney - Many Moons. Solo album by the lead singer for Real Estate, this opens things up and lets a little folksy light into the sparkly rock sound of his band. But make no mistake, the easy to like/hard to pinpoint vibe still dominates.
And finally December brings us Sunn O))) - Kannon. For those uninitiated to these sludge/doom masters this is a good jumping on point. After growing ever more expansive in their own work (their last proper band release Monoliths and Dimensions back in 2009 was epic) and varied in collaborations that featured everyone from Scott Walker to Nurse with Wound to Ulver, Kannon strips things back to a more basic roar of distress and dismay. You know, in a good way.
And that wraps up 2015. We're starting back up in 2016 with the club as it stands, but also with a couple of possible adjustments to make it even more user friendly for every. Stay tuned for details coming very very soon.
2015 Vinyl of the Month Picks:
January: Siksiyou - Nervous
February: Pond - Man it Feels Like Space Again
March: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green
April: Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld - Never Were the Way She Says
May: Robert Pollard - Faulty Superheroes
June: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call
July: Peacers - S/T
August: Mike Krol - Turkey
September: Lou Barlow - Brace the Tide
October: Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect
November: Martin Courtney - Many Moons
December: Sunn O))) - Kannon