. . . I was never that good at the words anyways - bn

. . . you're not punk and i'm tellin everyone, save your breath i never was one - bs

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Playlist - 12/21

Luther - Two Anglers / Gameday Regulars - Heavy Bikes / Rocky Votolato - The Light and The Sound / Lucero - And We Fell / The Sidekicks - Grace / Jawbreaker - Chesterfield King / Adam Faucett - Blood is Blood / Cat Power - Metal Heart / Placeholder - Resent / We Are Augustines - Chapel Heart / Jeffrey Foucault - Cold Satellite / American Princes - Providence, RI / The Magnificent - BBQ & Grasshoppers / Signals Midwest - The Weight & The Waiting / Chris Bathgate - Salt Year

DPDC Friday Playlist - 12/21

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Centro-matic 24 Song Free Sampler

You're probably familiar with 'em, but Centro-matic is and has been consistently putting out incredible albums for a decade and a half (not to mention Will Johnson's solo and South San Gabriel releases).

If you don't have their stuff already and are looking to get into the extensive, and wholly worthwhile catalog, here's a good place to start.

Listen below or go to the bandcamp page for the full download.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Special Friday Playlist - 12/14 - 2011 Revisited

All of this year end list making, has me mulling over and revisiting several albums that, in retrospect, were notably absent from my Best of 2011 list and probably deserved inclusion (not that I'd want to bump anything from the original list, which you can find here).  So I thought I'd devote today's playlist to songs from those albums. Hope you enjoy.

DPDC Friday Playlist - 12/14 - 2011 Revisited

Tracklist: (Album)
Frank Turner - I Am Disappeared (England Keep My Bones)
Centro-Matic - All the Talkers (Candidate Waltz)
John Moreland & The Dust Bowl Souls - Christmas Lights (Everything the Hard Way)
Fucked Up - Queen of Hearts (David Comes to Life)
Wild Flag - Future Crimes (S/T)
Arliss Nancy - Wrong or Right (Dance to Forget)
Lydia Loveless - More Like Them (Indestructible Machine)
The Holy Mess - Goodbye 3713 (S/T)
13 Ghosts - Gimme Back (Liar's Melody)
Joyce Manor - Constant Headache (S/T)
Nothington - Far to Go (Borrowed Time)
Young Statues - Bumble Bee (S/T)
Those Darlins - Be Your Bro (Screws Get Loose)
Samiam - 80 West (Trips)
The 65's - No One Cares About Your Tears (Strike Hard!)
Mount Moriah - Lament (S/T)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

2012 Best Songs from the Rest

Since I struggled so much in narrowing down my favorite albums list, and under the dangerous assumption that you aren't completely over year end lists (mine and everyone else's), I've decided to rattle off some of my favorite songs of the year from artists/bands who didn't quite make the "Best of" list.  Some of these are  the hands down greatest of the year.

DPDC Best Songs from the Rest 2012

John K. Samson - When I Write My Master's Thesis (Provincial)
Glocca Morra - Ya'll Boots Hats? (Just Married)
Torche - Kicking (Harmonicraft)
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires - Centreville (There is a Bomb in Gilead)
You Blew It! - Terry vs. Tori (Grow Up, Dude)
Waxahatchee - Be Good (American Weekend)
A Giant Dog - Cowboy (Fight)
Paws - Pony. (Cokefloat!)
Sam Russo - Factory Rain (Storm)
Cat Power -Ruin (Sun)
Bob Mould - Silver Age (Silver Age)
Bohannons - The River Above (Unaka Rising)
Grass Giraffes - Backstories (Transporation EP)
Dr. Dog - How Long Must I Wait (Be the Void)
Slingshot Dakota - Gossip (Dark Hearts)
Chuck Prophet - Castro Halloween (Temple Beautiful)
The Sparklers - Gunfire & Confetti (Crying at the Low Bar)
Royal Headache - Really in Love (S/T)
Dikembe - Apology Not Fucking Accepted (Broad Shoulders)
Teenage Bottlerocket - Go With the Flow (Freak Out!)
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (Wrecking Ball)
The Whigs - Tiny Treasures (Enjoy the Company)
Sundials - Completely Broken (When I Couldn't Breathe)
The Mountain Goats - Amy aka Spent Gladiator
Best Coast - The Only Place (The Only Place) 

DPDC Best Albums of 2012

So I'm actually managing to get this list up a little earlier than anticipated, considering I was originally targeting next week. The list was both easy and difficult to compile, in that there were tons of incredible full-length albums released this year, so many in fact it was incredibly hard to pare them down to a Top 30 (which is incidentally the arbitrary number I decided to go with).

The Menzingers album is my definitive favorite with the rest in loose order of preference. As suggested all are must listen/have, and there are probably 30 more albums that in most years would've made the primary list. See the Top 30 and accompanying playlist (which a track from each) below.

DPDC Best of 2012

1. The Menzingers - On the Impossible Past
2. American Aquarium - Burn.Flicker.Die
3. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
4. Red Collar - Welcome Home
5. Cory Branan - Mutt
6. Downtown Struts - Victoria!
7. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
8. Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
9. The District Attorneys - Slowburner
10. Wood Ear - Steeple Vultures
11. Arliss Nancy - Simple Machines (Song on PL from previous EP, Simple Machines not on Spotify)
12. Titus Andronicus - Local Business
13. Swearin' - Self Titled
14. Alone at 3am - Midwest Mess
15. Truckstop Darlin' - Hope and the Heart it Breaks
16. Luther - Let's Get You Somewhere Else
17. The Evening Rig - Nothin' to Hear Here
18. Arms Aloft - Sawdust City
19. Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
20. Lucero - Women & Work
21. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
22. Langhorne Slim - The Way We Move
23. Title Fight - Floral Green
24. Apologies I Have None - London
25. Fistful of Beard - Until We Know Better
26. Bedford Falls - Elegant Balloons
27. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
28. Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky
29. Cheap Girls - Giant Orange
30. JKutchma & The Five Fifths - Pastorals

It was tough to leave off releases from Hop Along, Nude Beach, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Bob Mould, Paws, Teenage Bottlerocket, Hot Water Music, Lower Dens, Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil, Sam Russo, Waxahatchee, The Holy Mess and many more.

Check out the previous "Quarterly Reports" that cover some of the omitted albums.

DPDC 3Q2012 Quarterly Report
DPDC 2Q2012 Quarterly Report
DPDC 1Q2012 Quarterly Report 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Favorite EPs/7"s of 2012

While I plan to post my "Best of 2012 Albums" list next week, listening to Joey Kneiser's EP over the past couple of days had me thinking of some of my other preferred shorter run stuff that doesn't qualify for full album status, and I thought I'd wet everyone's appetite for the full list (to the extent you had one) with that.

I've also included a playlist with a track from each.

DPDC Favorite EPs of 2012

In no particular order . . . (except I absolutely love the new Two Cow and Restorations 7"s, plus Moonlight for a Graveyard Heart).

Two Cow Garage - Geri/Shaking an Accent
Restorations - A/B
Joey Kneiser - Moonlight for the Graveyard Heart
State Lines - S/T
The District Attorneys -  Jr.
Tedo Stone - Happy EP
Dave Hause - EP Series (Pray for Tuscon, Heavy Heart, Time will Tell, Resolutions, C'mon Kid)
Rejectioneers - 25 EP
Through the Sparks - Alamalibu
Elway - Hence My Optimism
Real Friends - Everyone that Dragged you Here
Todd Farrell - Where Fake Cowboys Go to Drink
Prawn - Ships
Occult Detective Club - Alright Gentlemen
Denney and the Jets - S/T

Let me know what's missing, I'm sure there are several.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Joey Kneiser - Moonlight for The Graveyard Heart

The new EP from Joey Kneiser (of Glossary) "Moonlight for The Graveyard Heart" is out officially today via This is American Music. Pardon the expression, but like everything he touches it's golden. Stream it below and head over to their site to pick it up for $4. While you're there you should also grab his previous release "All Night Bedroom Revival" if it's still available (I believe it's free).  If you're without Glossary's stuff it's waiting for you at their bandcamp page so please don't waste any more time.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Playlist - 12/7

Two Cow Garage - Geri / Dillinger Four - Shiny Things is Good / Fake Problems - Born & Raised / The Hold Steady - Sequestered in Memphis / Cymbals Eat Guitars - Keep Me Waiting / Tegan and Sara - I Won't Be Left / The Heat Tape - Rich Man / Hop Along - Sally II / Aloha - Moonless March / White Wives - Hungry Ghosts / Descendents - Hope / East Cameron Folkcore - Hollow Men / Great Lakes, USA - LF, DW / Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Codeine / Graham Lindsey - If I Ever Make It Home

DPDC Friday Playlist - 12/7