The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #29 – Native America

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: Native America

WHAT: Bad Weed/But Still Weed

WHEN: July 2013

WHERE: Self-released

WHY: Native America, O Native America. I kind of fucking love you. It took a mere five songs to get me to say that. Just imagine what I might feel after an LP. Until then, of course, there’s Bad Weed/Still Weed. Sweetly scuzzy, delightfully lo-fi, and crackling with exultant fuzz, the five songs here are young and seem to be desperately wanting to show a girl a good time. Mission accomplished, as it were. A very promising group of songs indeed.

MY JAMS: All of ‘em

[posted 3.15.14]


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