February 11, 2008

20 YOU MISSED IN 2007

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High Places by Sucka Pants <www.suckapants.com>
High Places @ Cake Shop in NYC (photo)

 

2007 is almost over. Has anyone been keeping track of all the best of lists like me? (Um, this guy has.. enabling me to.) While there were of course a number of “big name” indie albums that came out this year, I tried to focus my attention on the horizon, to the emerging and underground bands. Needless to say, there was a lot more going on this year than Battles, Feist, and The Arcade Fire. The underground is thriving in almost every genre and producing some extremely interesting and rewarding music.
With “20 You Missed in 2007,” I’m trying to highlight tracks by smaller bands who I feel are making valuable contributions to independent music. Not every band is “new,” per se, and of course there’s a few you may be familiar with already. But I hope to give you the highlights of my year listening to music.
I would love to hear some feedback, either in the comments or in email (htshell@gmail.com)!

20 YOU MISSED IN 2007
1. Blank Dogs – “Blaring Speeches”
2. Chromatics – “Night Drive”
3. Eddy Current Suppression Ring – “Precious Rose”
4. Flaspar – “Doom Pendulum”
5 . Gang Gang Dance – “Nicoman”
6. The Harlem Shakes – “Sickos”
7. High Places – “Sandy Feat”
8. Lewis and Clarke – “Blasts of Holy Birth”
9. Lucky Soul – “Struck Dumb”
10. Marnie Stern – “Put All Your Eggs in One Basket”
11. Mika Miko – “Don’t Shake it Off”
12. Nedelle – “Spell the Night Right”
13. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “This Love is Fucking Right!”
14. Pants Yell! – “Two French Sisters”
15. The Private Sea – “Lucifer”
16. Reports – “Radio”
17. Shocking Pinks – “Second Hand Girl”
18. TYVEK – “Needles Drop”
19. White Shoes & the Couples Company – “Nothing to Fear”
20. Yeasayer – “2080”

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