The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #12 - Ringo Deathstarr

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: Ringo Deathstarr

WHAT: Mauve

WHEN: September 2012

WHERE: Sonic Unyon

WHY: When it comes to Ringo Deathstarr, I frequently cry "more, more, more" (apologies to Billy Idol). The Austinian trio is so very much in my wheelhouse, and Mauve is another no apologies romp through scuzzgaze, fuzzgaze, and shoegaze that leaves me a happy girl indeed. Whether it's Alex doing her finest ingenue vocals, or that overpowering wall of succulent, shattering guitar shenanigans, Mauve shows Ringo Deathstarr to be in fine fettle indeed.

MY JAMS: "Rip" "Burn" "Drag" "Girls We Know" "Nap Time" 


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