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Monday, December 14, 2009

EPs + Singles of 2009

Not all of the best music we heard this year was restricted to the long-player format. These are our favorite EPs + singles of '09, released in various vinyl/tape/digital formats.


01 Memory Cassette | Call & Response 7" (Acephale)
      mp3: Asleep at a Party
02 Animal Collective | Fall Be Kind (Domino)
03 Washed Out | Life of Leisure 12" (Mexican Summer)
      mp3: Feel It All Around
04 Dum Dum Girls | Dum Dum Girls 12" (Captured Tracks)
      mp3: Catholicked
05 The Bitters | Wooden Glove 12" (Captured Tracks)
      mp3: Warrior
06 Pearl Harbor | Something About the Chaparrals (Mexican Summer)
      mp3: Luv Goon
07 Bullion | Young Heartache (One Handed Music)
      mp3: Time For Us All to Love
08 Julianna Barwick | Florine (Florid)
      mp3: Cloudbank
09 Best Coast | Where the Boys Are cassette (Blackest Rainbow)
10 Nite Jewel | You F O
      mp3: We Want Our Things
11 No Age | Losing Feeling (Sub Pop)
      mp3: You're a Target
12 Eternal Summers | Eternal Summers
      mp3: Fall Straight Back
13 Alela Diane | Alela & Alina 10" (Rough Trade)
      mp3: Bowling Green



01 Best Coast | When I'm With You 7" (Black Iris)
      mp3: When I'm With You
02 Burial + Four Tet | Moth/Wolf Cub 12" (Text)
03 Trailer Trash Tracys | Candy Girl 7" (No Pain in Pop)
      mp3: Candy Girl (demo)
04 Girls | Laura b/w Oh Boy 7" (Fantasy Trashcan/True Panther)
05 Toro Y Moi | Blessa b/w 109 7" (Carpark)
      mp3: Blessa
06 Best Coast | Sun Was High 7" (Art Fag)
      mp3: Sun Was High (So Was I)
07 Smith Westerns | Be My Girl b/w Girl in Love 7" (Transparent)
      mp3: Be My Girl
08 The Mantles | Trust (aka Don't Lie) 7" (Mt. St. Mtn.)
      mp3: Don't Lie
09 Girls | Hellhole Ratrace 10" (True Panther/Matador)
      mp3: Solitude
10 Woods | Sunlit b/w The Dark 7" (Captured Tracks)
      mp3: The Dark
11 Washed Out | Feel It All Around 7" (Transparent)
      mp3: Feel It All Around (Toro Y Moi remix)
12 Forest Swords | Miarches cassingle (Leftist Nautical Antiques)
      mp3: Miarches
13 The Magic Kids | Hey Boy 7" (Goner)
      mp3: Hey Boy
14 Joy Orbison | Hyph Mngo 12" (Hotflush)
15 The Sandwitches | Back to the Sea 7" (Southpaw)
      mp3: Back to the Sea
16 The Golden Filter Solid Gold 7" (Dummy)
      mp3: Solid Gold
17 Vibes | Psychic 7" (Not Not Fun)
      mp3: Night Court
18 SALEM | Frost 7" (Audraglint)
      mp3: Frost
19 Ganglians | Blood on the Sand 7" (Captured Tracks)
      mp3: Blood on the Sand
20 Fergus & Geronimo | Harder Than It's Ever Been 7" (Woodsist)
      mp3: Harder Than It's Ever Been
21 Jeremy Jay | Love Everlasting 12" (K Recs)
      mp3: Love Everlasting
22 Grouper/Pumice | split 7" (Soft Abuse)
      mp3: Rising Height


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Anonymous Pickles said...

so pretty much, just like, all the bands you've been talking about all year.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Underjams said...

sounds like Pickles needs a free sample of dem Underjams™

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pickles, don't get me wrong, I don't like this stuff at all, but why would they post about bands they haven't talked about? that's just stupid.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no deradoorian?! mind raft ep was astounding.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Jheri Evans said...

Anon is right, do you really want a post that says "Hey, here's a bunch of music I've kept hidden from you all year. I actually hate everything I've bothered to share. Check in next year for the next batch of actually good stuff!" Why? What would make you expect something other than what he was into?

That being said, "When I'm With You" is an excellent choice. I wish I could actually get a copy of the damn 7", but Bethany thinks the East coast is plagued.

10:56 AM  
Blogger SourGrapesClothing.com said...

Stays pretty true to your year end list. A couple good tracks and a couple disposable tracks.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Pickles said...

common, y'all. these are all my jams. i'm not hating.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Best Coast for best LP of 2010! "When I'm With You" is so summery it can almost make the frigid temperatures in the Midwest bearable.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Collective Conscious said...



4:06 PM  
Blogger El Smokeador said...

no Jesus Christ (the indie band) on the list is really not what Jesus Christ (our lord and savior) wants.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Ernest Greene said...

Washed Out got robbed!

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait for quality recording to become fashionable again.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous comehomenow said...

Would have put Losing Feeling higher, but great list.

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:09 PM  
Blogger Mathias Schwartz Kirkegaard said...

I'm not a big fan of Christmas-music, but I just bought this Christmas-folk-EP from "Hymns From Nineveh" this night. It was just too good:

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Narayan said...

You've never heard of Delorean? Listen to Delorean's EP

10:14 PM  
Blogger Mike Gabriel said...

I feel like you've neglected Weird Tapes, the other entity/split personality of Memory Cassette/one half of Memory Tapes. Kind of like the Holy trinity regarding all things Memory or Tape related?

Anyways, I genuinely thought the Weird Tapes project was better than Memory Cassette. I still listen to Glorious. Great track.

11:02 PM  
Anonymous JohnnyO said...

You forgot 'Personal and the Pizzas' on your best singles list.

6:11 AM  
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7:05 AM  
Blogger JeffGoldblumLife said...


12:13 PM  
Blogger Michael T. said...

Is there any mp3 to be had for Girls' "Oh No"? Must have after hearing this Alex Bleeker/Mountain Man cover.

1:49 PM  
Blogger ezekieldas said...

Pickles is a girl.

6:54 PM  

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