The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #31 - Sleepy Sun

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2012, there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2012 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of quite a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it enough. A big thank you to all of the artists who created the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: Sleepy Sun

WHAT: Spine Hits

WHEN: April 2012

WHERE: The End Records

WHY: It's almost as though, when recording Spine Hits, Sleepy Sun set about to making a record I would totally fall in love with. At its' best, the record is transcendently expansive, prismatically reflecting all sorts of Willy Wonka wonderful sonic insanity and opening doors to parallel universes right and left. It's a big record, and at times I could swear to you that I hear shade of Led Zeppelin in the bombast and outlandishness in certain corners of certain songs. Monsters of psychedlic rock, for darned sure. Listen loud, listen often.  

MY JAMS: "She Rex" "V. O. G." "Lioness (Requiem)"

mp3: V. O. G. (Sleepy Sun from Spine Hits)


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