FAVORITES OF 2013

We’re a month into 2014 and I’ve finally gotten around to compiling a list of albums I loved in 2013. My life changed quite a bit last year and I wasn’t as connected to new music as I had been in the past or wanted to be. But that’s okay. I think change is good and I’m excited for what 2014 will bring. So, here we go.

This list wasn’t really hard to make. These 11 albums were on constant rotation throughout the year and it was pretty much love at first listen for every single one. So, without further ado and in no particular order, here are my favorites of 2013.

Mood Rings
VPI Harmony
Mood Rings - VPI Harmony

Cults
Static
Cults - Static

Mikal Cronin
MCII
Mikal Cronin - MCII

Mutual Benefit
Love’s Crushing Diamond
Mutual Benefit - Love's Crushing Diamond

Majical Cloudz
Impersonator
Majical Cloudz - Impersonator

Deerhunter
Monomania
Deerhunter - Monomania

Love Inks
Generation Club
Love Inks - Generation Club

Eleanor Friedberger
Personal Record
Eleanor Friedberger - Personal Record

Guards
In Guards We Trust
Guards - In Guards We Trust

Wampire
Curiosity
Wampire - Curiosity

Minks
Tides End
Minks - Tides End

TONIGHT :: MOOD RINGS RECORD RELEASE SHOW @ 529

Hey ATL, dreamy 5-piece Mood Rings just released their debut LP VPI Harmony (Mexican Summer) earlier this week and to celebrate they’ll be at 529 TONIGHT. The show is $5, doors are at 9, and joining them are Warehouse, Factory and Speakerfoxxx.

Check out “The Line” below.

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FAVORITES OF 2011 :: LOCALS ONLY

I like making lists, I really do. I don’t know why, maybe it’s some OCD thing or whatever, but I like making lists. Anyway, so I’m going to start my FAVORITES posts off with LOCALS ONLY. These are releases I love from Atlanta-based bands.

These are in no particular order.

New Animal – Still In Mind

Small Reactions – Nerve Pop

Mood Rings – Sweater Weather Forever

Reptar – Oblangle Fizz Y’all

Spirits and The Melchizedek Children – We Are Here To Save You

New Animal – New Animal

Book Club – Ghost

Gold-Bears – Are You Falling In Love?

Turf War – Years of Living Dangerously

Little Tybee – Humorous Bees

Places – The Future

Atlas Sound – Parallax

Lucy Dreams – Vivian

Black Lips – Arabia Mountain

Vocabulary – Faded Days
 

Listen :: Mood Rings – Sweater Weather Forever

Mood Rings has released a free four song EP called Sweater Weather Forever via Double Phantom Digital. I highly, highly recommend you check them out. If you are fan of dreamy lo-fi pop with a splash of shoegaze, you’ll be all about Mood Rings. I know I am.
This EP is just lovely.
Listen to “Years of Dreams,” the first track off this incredible EP below. Then you should click here to download the whole thing.