Monday, February 17, 2014

The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #52 - The Palma Violets

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 2013 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 have pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2013 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and yes, even dessert). And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of one heck of 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. These are records and songs that really mattered to me for one reason or another. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it quite enough. A big, big thank you to all of the artists who created the music on this list, the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: The Palma Violets

WHAT: 180

WHEN: March 2013

WHERE: Rough Trade

WHY: In my world, there's a lot to be said for good old-fashioned loud as fuck rock and roll. The Palma Violets, current darlings of London, make such music. Noisy throwbacks, the lads from Lambeth sleazily grim and bear it on 180, posturing effortlessly and coming off nothing if not a good time. They're not exactly doing anything particularly "new," but they sure as heck know how to throw down some seriously fierce riffage.  

MY JAMS: “Best of Friends” “Rattlesnake Highway” “Last of The Summer Wine” “Tom The Drum”

mp3: Best of Friends (The Palma Violets from 180)


[posted 2.17.14]

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