The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #55 - Lumerians

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: Lumerians

WHAT: The High Frontier

WHEN: August 2013

WHERE: Partisan

WHY: "Lumerians will not ask you to dance, but will rather make you submit to your own subconscious (or conscious) desire to." Any band that makes such a bold claim definitely has my attention, and these Bay Area psych rockers back up the bravado. Theirs is a robust sound, constantly in flux and constantly pinging from spacial plane to spacial plane. The songs on The High Frontier are lush works of time and space oddities, perfect if you need to bend time for an hour or two (and need to dance while you do).

MY JAMS: "Dogon Genesis" "The Bloom" "Koman Tong" "Life Without Skin"

[posted 2.8.14]


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