Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #30 - Hookworms

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: Hookworms

WHAT: Pearl Mystic

WHEN: September 2013

WHERE: Weird World

WHY: There are psych bands, and there are psych bands. Hookworms, one of an excellent crop of psych bands from British shores, is a psych band of the purest order. Their music is a little challenging, just a touch out of control, and nothing short of marvelously mind-bending. It’s not so much about revisiting the past for Hookworms but for leading you by the hand to some deep, dark, divine corner of the future. They are the guides, the keepers of the unknown.

MY JAMS: “Away / Towards” “In Our Time” “Preservation”








[posted 3.15.14]


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