Check out this gorgeous video from Grecian duo Keep Shelly in Athens. The video was written and directed by Thanasis Tsimpinis.
So, here’s the second installment of my FAVORITES of 2011. These favorites come in the form of EPs, singles, 7″ and split 12″ releases of the vinyl and digital variety.
This list originally included Guards’ Resolution of One 7″ (released in the US in 2010, but in the UK in 2011. IT COUNTS!), but after hearing the single Pitchfork posted today, I decided to post the new one instead. Y’all know I love them. The new single is out now on White Iris.
These are in no particular order.
Hundred Visions – Last Cab From Tunis
Toy Camera – Blissful Youth
TV Girl – Benny & The Jetts
Keep Shelly in Athens – Our Own Dreams
Gracie – For Summer
Alabama Shakes – Alabama Shakes
Conveyor – Sun Ray
Mutual Benefit/Holy Spirits – Mutual Spirits
Eternal Summers – Prisoner
Black Books – An Introduction To…
Guards – Do It Again
Remixes are definitely my thing. There’s something really interesting and creative about taking a song someone else has created and altering it into something else. You can still hear the original voice, but now with an added element. It’s amazing.
The final installment of my Favorites of 2010 contains all of the favorite music I found via the internet, more specifically on blogs. The world wide web is a beautiful place, especially with these guys and gals hanging around. All of the releases from these people definitely fit into the other categories, but I felt like making a special post just for them. And a special thanks goes out to blogs like Unholy Rhythms, Get Off The Coast, Yvynyl, Head Underwater, Gorilla vs. Bear and many more for introducing me and everyone else to lovely music from lovely people.
I found these bands/artists strictly on the internet and I think they represent some of the greatest people making music. They might have a physical cassette, album, CD or EP floating around out there, but for the most part their music can only be found online. I urge you to click the link and find out all you can about these amazing people.
This is just the short list. Seriously. There are so many bands/artists out there that are creating amazing music. I urge you to visit the blogs I have linked on the side bar of Wholly Roller. They are finding good stuff that you should definitely be paying attention to.
Here’s to a happy, creative 2011.