Some of my favorite albums I’ve enjoyed the past year. In alphabetical order.
ALL PIGS MUST DIE – Nothing Violates This Nature
A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP
The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars
Doomriders – Grand Blood
Kanye West – Yeezus
Light Years – I Won’t Hold This Against You
Nails – Abandon All Life
The Neighbourhood – I Love You.
Sigur Ros – Kveikur
*My favorite album art as well as song of the year.
The Weeknd – Kiss Land
Also, here are some local releases from this year.
Eternities – The Golden Age
Foul Spirits – Live In Fear.
The Worlders – Vessel
Worship This! – Tomorrow, I’ll Miss You
I wanted to post some bands that are local that I am really digging.
The first band I have been listening to non-stop is Light Years. I’m an old friend of Dan’s and when he called me to do their music video I was pumped but I had never really jammed them out. I heard a song or two a long time ago but never gave them the full attention they deserved. After getting their new 7 inch “Just Between Us” I am officially not just in business with them I am a full blown fan. If you can get down with some punk, pop-punk, this band is extremely impressive. Their live shows are off the hook too.
The next band, If These Trees Could Talk, is out of Akron, Ohio. I got their new album “Red Forest” and it’s brilliant. Stunning. If you’re into Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, etc. you will enjoy them. I’m positive.
Downpour Creative recently filmed a live concert video for Light Years at Now That’s Class. Check it out below!
*A HUGE thank you to Dane for his assistance in filming this video. While most of his footage was unusable (not Dane’s fault, the cameras fault) he put more work into this video than I have ever put into a video. Yeah, he’s the guy in the crowd getting smashed by stage divers. I think by the end of the shoot he was bleeding from his forehead. Dane, thank you. You are the toughest man I know.