The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #22 - Ttotals

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: Ttotals

WHAT: Spectrums Of Light 7"

WHEN: April 2013

WHERE: Twin Lakes

WHY:Spectrums of Light is the band's latest recorded output, two mammoth songs on a 7" mastered by a legend of the weird and wonderful, the one and only Sonic Boom. "Sometimes You Just Are" sits on Side A, starting all languid and sticky, summer night hazy before bursts of loudness pour forth, guitar and drums creating rivulets of technicolor noise. Side B is the sinister flip side, with "Tricks of The Trade" cutting a somewhat villainous slink through miles of darkness, Edwardian fog, and beautiful nightmares.” 

(read my full review here)

MY JAMS: Both of ‘em

[posted 3.18.14]


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