Friday, December 23, 2011

Some Thanks, Well Wishes and Lofty Opinions!

Thanks to all the friends and fans that made the Hooper record release show so fun.  If you missed picking one up at the show they're stocked at Wax Trax (go there first, we love Davey Boyo) and Twist & Shout in Denver.  They'll also start popping up with our distributors when The Manxx record is officially released.  We have new buttons in stock that we'll be throwing in for FREE with any mailorders so don't forget that option!  Well, that wraps up "El Primer A˜`o" as we are calling it over here.  Enjoy all the festivities coming up and we'll get to work on new stuff when January 2012 hits.  In the meantime, we'll leave you with our staff's top music picks from this year.  Adios!
Lookin' Sharp!
The Staff

The Staff’s Top 11 Musical Artifacts Of 2011
11. Castle Face Records “Group Flexi” Flexidisc Comp
10. Black Milk “Brain b/w Royal Mega” 7”
9. Yuck “S/T” LP
8. Wild Flag “S/T” LP
7. Niki & The Dove “The Fox” 12” EP
6. Bare Wires “Cheap Perfume” 10” EP
5. Night Birds “The Other Side Of Darkness” LP
4. Dum Dum Girls “Only In Dreams” LP
3. Heavy Times “Jacker” LP
2. Mikal Cronin “S/T” LP
1. The Steve Adamyk Band “Forever Won’t Wait” LP
Honorable Mention:
Tenement “Napalm Dream” LP
Samiam “Trips” LP
Mannequin Men “S/T” LP
The Kills “Blood Pressures” LP
Telekinesis “12 Desperate Straight Lines” LP
11. Mates Of State “Mountaintops” LP
10. Bon Iver “S/T” LP
9. Broken Bells “Meyrin Fields” 10” EP
8. She & Him “A Very She & Him Christmas” LP
7. Civil Wars “Barton Hollow” Single
6. Maroon 5 “Moves Like Jagger” Single
5. LMFAO “Party Rock Anthem” Single
4. Fun. “We Are Young” Single
3. The Decemberists “The King Is Dead” LP
2. Telekinesis “12 Desperate Straight Lines” LP
1. Iron & Wine “Kiss Each Other Clean” LP
Jenn (in alphabetical order):
- Clem Snide “Clem Snide’s Journey”
- Craft Spells “Idle Labor” (Captured Tracks)
- Florence + the Machine “Ceremonials” (Island Records)
- Jolie Holland “Pint of Blood” (ANTI)
- Kurt Vile “Smoke Ring For My Halo” (Matador Records)
- The Morning Clouds “Wasted Youth Blues” EP (Lefse Records)
- The Kills “Blood Pressures” (Domino)
- The Raveonettes “Raven In The Grave” (Vice Records)
- Widowspeak “Widowspeak” (Captured Tracks)
- Wilco “The Whole Love” (dBpm)
- Wye Oak “Civilian” (Merge Records)
The ones I haven’t been intimate enough with, yet, but plan to get snuggly soon:
- Feist “Metals” (Cherry Tree / Interscope)
- Gillian Welch “The Harrow and the Harvest” (Acony Records)
- Lykke Li “Wounded Rhymes” (LL Recordings)
- Washed Out “Within and Without” (Sub Pop)
- Zee Avi “Ghostbird” (Universal Republic)
1.-5. Man Man “Life Fantastic”
6.-11. Mister Heavenly “Out Of Love”