The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #16 – The Living Eyes

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 of 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 Living Eyes

WHAT: The Living Eyes

WHEN: April 2013

WHERE: Anti Fade

WHY: This was an impulse purchase, and I’ve been thankful to whatever impulse it was ever since. Belligerent, loud, and full of fuzz, The Living Eyes has been stuck in my head ever since they first strutted into my ears. They’ve got a little of that Black Lips attitude to them, that snarl of just not really giving a fuck, and it works in their favor. The record is brash, rash, and full of sass, and I can’t get enough.

MY JAMS: “Sittin’ Sick” “Wrong Doings” “Down And Out” “Up And At Them” “Economy First” “Outta Doubt” “Slave Labour” “Cry In Shame”

[posted 3.18.14]


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