The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2014 #12: Lola Colt

2014 was quite a year. Not the best of years, on a personal level, but a rather good year from a music standpoint. Having given a listen to record after record after record from the year that was, I’ve pulled together a list of favorites, finding it next to impossible to whittle the list down any further beyond 60 (I tried). In this group of 60 you’ll find records from old, faithful friends, upstart newcomers, and even a headscratcher or two. You’ll probably see some records that were a Big Deal not on this list. I either didn’t bite or didn’t buy the hype. I’m pleased as punch with this list, and I hope you’ll come across something that might have otherwise passed you by. And so, without further ado, my favorite records of 2014.

WHO: Lola Colt

WHAT: Away From the Water

WHEN: October 2014

WHERE: Black Tigress Records

WHY: Only one record in, Lola Colt is already one of my favorite psych bands from across the pond. On Away From the Water, the band unleashes their phenomenal sound, led by vocals that call to mind fellow spell caster Grace Slick, and songs that come alive with tantalizing bursts of fuzz and fury. It's a rather sophisticated psych palate, and proves to be a satisfying listen time and time again. 

My jams: "Rings of Ghosts," "Heartbreaker," "Driving Mr Johnny," "Moonlight," "Vacant Hearts," "White Horse," "I Get High if You Get High," "Away From the Water"

[posted 5.12.15]


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