Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #23 - Pontiacs

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: Pontiacs

WHAT: Bursting

WHEN: March 2012

WHERE: Self-released

WHY: I stumbled upon Pontiacs one day, many months ago, and was instantly all sorts of smitten with their sexy, smoldering, simmering psych rock. While I don't quite love it as much as its' 2010 predecessor, Bursting is the 2012 output from the Chilean maelstrom, and it is quite a treat. Bouncing off the walls with energy, Pontiacs tear through song after song of snarling, swirling squalling noise. Shades of early Kinks and Small Faces mingle with heavier, darker psych flavors (well hello, Brian Jonestown Massacre), and the combination suits them so very well. Don't be surprised to hear me talk a lot more about these gents in the very near future. In the meantime, try Bursting on for size.

MY JAMS: "Slow Motion" "Pills" "Open Fire"


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