The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #38 - Trailer Trash Tracys

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: Trailer Trash Tracys

WHAT: Ester

WHEN: February 2012

WHERE: Domino

WHY: I'm not totally sure what it is Trailer Trash Tracys is doing on this here record, but what I can tell you is that I like it. Toeing the skewed, dizzy line between experimental noiseand early 60s pop, Ester is a mess. But in the best way possible, of course. With breathy, chanteuse vocals seducing against an ever-evolving soundscape, Ester is quite a shapeshifting record. Amongst last year's releases, it absolutely stands out.  

MY JAMS: "You Wish You Were Red" "Engelhardt's Arizona" "Candy Girl"


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