The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #17 - Eternal Summers

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: Eternal Summers

WHAT: Correct Behavior

WHEN: July 2012

WHERE: Kanine Records

WHY: Has the rest of Virginia caught up to Roanoke yet? I'm not quite convinced (though Richmond is hot on its heels, to be sure). Eternal Summers is definitely at the top of the heap, and on Correct Behavior, it's even more evident. I've listened to this record an obscene amount, and it's just as good now as the first time. Their quirkiness is polished just so, and the electric rambunctiousness bubbles over to perfection. A heck of a fun little record, frothy but definitely not short of substance.     

MY JAMS: "Wonder" "You Kill" "It's Easy" "Summerset"


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