Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #33 - CHVRCHES

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: CHVRCHES

WHAT: Recover EP

WHEN: March 2013

WHERE: Glassnote

WHY: The first of two appearances on my list by Scots darlings CHVRCHES, the Recover EP is here primarily on the strength of the back-to-back fantasticness of “ZVVL” and “Now Is Not The Time.” The former harnesses the gorgeously gloomy, intensely powerful side of CHVRCHES’ synthy shenanigans, while the latter expresses a somewhat softer restraint, opting primarily for girl vocals where “ZVVL” is given the masculine touch. They’re as good as each other, which to my mind is ridiculously good indeed. A welcome appetizer for their sensational LP.

MY JAMS: “ZVVL” “Now Is Not The Time”







[posted 3.8.14]


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