The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #19 - Thieving Irons

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: Thieving Irons

WHAT: Behold, This Dreamer!

WHEN: June 2012

WHERE: Self-released

WHY: Behold, This Dreamer! holds a special place in my heart, as does Thieving Irons. The latest effort of ex-Pela guitarist Nate Martinez, Thieving Irons really reaches for the stars on this, the second full-length. Lush, beautifully-crafted songs strike emotional chords all over the place, still channeling Springsteen just a shade, and glow like downtown at midnight on a summer night. A must-listen for the sensitive soul.  

MY JAMS: "End of September" "So Long" "Sleepwalking Into The Ocean" "Poison" "Letters To Catherine" "Swimming With Minnows"


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