The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #10 - The Snowy Owls

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: The Snowy Owls

WHAT: Within Yr Reach EP

WHEN: November 2012

WHERE: Self-released

WHY: Let's talk about a pretty mess by this one band. I've been following The Snowy Owls for quite some time, and they never cease to impress me. Recently expanded to a quartet, the Richmonders wear shoegaze/dream pop/post punk influences on their collective sleeve, all the while casting a spell with their intelligent, utterly charming noise. Within Yr Reach is teeming with longing, joy, contemplation, and sheer delight. A pretty mess, indeed.   

MY JAMS: "Fortunate Isles" "Josef & Anni" "Cloud" "Falling"


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