The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Shana Falana

Another rough year corresponded to another bumper crop of excellent music. Once again, my list is huge, because I fell in love with each of these 125 records and found it impossible to not include all of them in my fashionably late list.

I'm choosing to post my favorites in alpha order from A-Z again this year. You'll probably find some records that everyone and their fifth cousin raved about, but I hope you'll also find a few records that might be new to you, and that you'll fall in love with them as much as I have.

My thanks, as always, to the artists who created these records.


Who: Shana Falana

What: Darkest Light

When: October 2019

Where: Arrowhawk

Why: "I know that even in the darkest lives, everyone still has their light. People still shine." Shana Falana's Darkest Light reflects that very dark-light dynamic, the album charting a course from murky depths into the radiance of the sun. Falana, together with drummer Mike Amari, creates waves of aurora borealis noise, shimmering undulations of lustrous fuzz and heavier, midnight psych given voice by Falana's determined, spellbinding vocals.

[posted 4.3.20]


Popular Posts