Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #23 - Disappears

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: Disappears

WHAT: Era

WHEN: August 2013

WHERE: kranky

WHY: By this point, I’m pretty much addicted to Disappears. I love their abrasiveness, their shoutiness, their unapologetically loud as fuckness. I fell in love with Era, and while I knew what was coming, the experience was no mere preordained happening. Seven amazing, sophisticatedly strident songs helped me on the way to sweet addiction, each one filled with live wire intensity and wicked waves of calculated calamity. Disappears doesn’t just make noise for the sake of making noise, though they’re so good at it it’s as if they have no choice.

MY JAMS: “Girl” “Power” “Era” “Weird House” “Elite Typical”







[posted 3.15.14]


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