13 favorite EPs and Singles released in 2010.

1. Girls – Broken Dreams Club

2. Family Trees – Dream Talkin

3. Cloud Nothings – Leave You Forever

4. Twin Sister – Color Your Life

5. Levek – Look on the Bright Side

6. Women – Service Animal b/w Grey Skies

7. tooth ache. – Skin

8. Titus Andronicus/Free Energy Spilt – Anxiety Block (Television Personalities) b/w I’m Going Down (Bruce Springsteen)

9. Real Estate – Out Of Tune b/w Reservoir

10. Sunny Ali and The Kid – Try Harder

11. Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Say No To Love

12. Dent May – That Feeling b/w Eastover Wives

13. Ducktails – Mirror Image

Stay tuned for part three, my favorite songs of 2010.

Best of 2010 :: so far

I’m not good at putting stuff in numerical order. Mainly because I can’t choose just one thing that I think is the best. So, here’s my list of favorite 2010 releases, so far.

Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

Julian Lynch – Mare

Surfer Blood – Astro Coast

Morning Benders – Big Echo

Free Energy – Stuck On Nothing

Beach House – Teen Dream

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today

Delta Spirit – History From Below

Wolf Parade – Expo 86

Sleigh Bells – Treats

Venice Is Sinking – Sand & Lines

Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record

Wavves – King Of The Beach (Only available digitally, physical release August 3)

Tame Impala – Innerspeaker

Oryx + Crake – S/T

Delorean – Subiza

Golden Triangle – Double Jointer

Indian Jewelry – Totaled

Suckers – Wild Smile

Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts

Cults – Go Outside 7″ EP

Sunny Ali & The Kid – Try Harder EP

So there you have it. My list of releases I could listen to all day, everyday. And then some.
Curious about what’s to come? I anticipate Best Coast’s Crazy For You (July 27), Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs (August 3) and Les Savy Fav’s Root For Ruin (September 14) will be added to this growing list of favorites.

Band Crush :: Sunny Ali and The Kid

A couple of days ago Philly-based blogger Mark of  Yvynyl updated the Internet about this new EP available for download. Because I love discovering new music and because I trust Yvynyl, I clicked the link. What I found was Sunny Ali and The Kid and I can’t get enough. Seriously.
Sunny Ali and The Kid are a Philly-based kind of country, kind of punk and whole lot of awesome band. They recently released a digital EP called Try Harder, which you can download here. It’s available for free, but the band does accept donations, which I recommend you do because according to Mark they are great live. Monies = Tour. That’s what I’m talking about. Also, if it’s good (and it is pretty darn good) it’s worth buying.
Check out these tracks below, they are my favorites from the EP.

Try Harder

The Best For You

I’ve seriously had this EP on repeat for the past two days. I love it.

Check out Sunny Ali and The Kid all over the Internets.
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