The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #27 – The Flying 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 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 Flying Eyes

WHAT: Lowlands

WHEN: July 2013

WHERE: Noisolution Records

WHY: It should surprise approximately no one to see The Flying Eyes on this list. With latest LP Lowlands, the four Baltimore rock throwbacks raise all sorts of hell with their heavy, swaggeringly sexy blues-soaked racket. This is an album full of impeccable noise, that’s for damn sure, and the boys tear shit up with a determined, skillful ferocity that is nothing short of impressive. One of the purest rock and roll records of the entire year, Lowlands will take you on a heck of a trip backwards and forwards and sideways and it’ll feel oh so good when you finally get there.

MY JAMS: “Long Gone” “Under Iron Feet” “Rollin Thunder” “Smile” “Eye Of Storm” “Surrender”

[posted 3.15.14]


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