This Music Wins Review Of The Year 2011 on Resonance FM
After writing an albums of the year list longer than probably all my posts across the entire year put together, putting together a 90 minute radio show for Resonance FM seemed like a breeze. So, here it is: 15 or so of my favourite songs of the year in Radio Show format. View the written list here.
DOWNLOAD: This Music Wins Review Of The Year 2011 (MP3)
To air New Years Day 10pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4FM London, and again Saturday 7th January 10.30am.
1. Kuhrye-OO - Soul Handsome
2. Kurt Vile - Runner Ups
3. Mutual Benefit - Auburn Epitaphs
4. Swansea Recreation Centre - First Time European
5. Youth Lagoon - July
6. Woodsman - In Circles
7. Twin Sister - Kimmi In A Rice Field
8. Deptford Goth - Real Love Fantasy
9. Dead Gaze - Fishing With Robert
10. Evenings - Lo-Velo
11. Little Dragon - Ritual Union
12. Conifers - Legs And Arms
13. How To Dress Well - Here In Heaven (Elite Gymnastics Cover)
14. Ricky Eat Acid ft. Arrange - P.S.L.W
15. Dive - Sometime
16. Porcelain Raft - Amateur’s Feeling
17. Braids - Plath Heart
18. The War On Drugs - Come To The City
19. Fleet Foxes - The Shrine / An Argument
And with these musical highlights of 2011 in mind, we can put it behind us. I wish everyone a great 2012.

This Music Wins Review Of The Year 2011 on Resonance FM

After writing an albums of the year list longer than probably all my posts across the entire year put together, putting together a 90 minute radio show for Resonance FM seemed like a breeze. So, here it is: 15 or so of my favourite songs of the year in Radio Show format. View the written list here.

DOWNLOAD: This Music Wins Review Of The Year 2011 (MP3)

To air New Years Day 10pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4FM London, and again Saturday 7th January 10.30am.

1. Kuhrye-OO - Soul Handsome

2. Kurt Vile - Runner Ups

3. Mutual Benefit - Auburn Epitaphs

4. Swansea Recreation Centre - First Time European

5. Youth Lagoon - July

6. Woodsman - In Circles

7. Twin Sister - Kimmi In A Rice Field

8. Deptford Goth - Real Love Fantasy

9. Dead Gaze - Fishing With Robert

10. Evenings - Lo-Velo

11. Little Dragon - Ritual Union

12. Conifers - Legs And Arms

13. How To Dress Well - Here In Heaven (Elite Gymnastics Cover)

14. Ricky Eat Acid ft. Arrange - P.S.L.W

15. Dive - Sometime

16. Porcelain Raft - Amateur’s Feeling

17. Braids - Plath Heart

18. The War On Drugs - Come To The City

19. Fleet Foxes - The Shrine / An Argument

And with these musical highlights of 2011 in mind, we can put it behind us. I wish everyone a great 2012.

ALBUMS OF THE YEAR #2 WOODSMAN - RARE FORMS
Woodsman's Rare Forms cements them as masters of combining psychedelia and chaos, and their music from 2011, which includes an album and an EP 'Mystic Places', invokes the kind of dread and terror of 'being in the moment' that recorded music can usually only dream of doing. The drums are a relentless driving force, vocals are vast, detached and spectacular. The guitars embellish the groove, twiddling and tearing, vividly, through the mix in virtue of their clouded, effect-laden distortion filters. Rumours are that Woodsman could be on tour in the UK and the EU in 2012 - unmissable.
Woodsman - Insects (MP3) Buy from Fire Talk Records

Read the full list / Read the TMW album of the year 2011 #1

ALBUMS OF THE YEAR #2 WOODSMAN - RARE FORMS

Woodsman's Rare Forms cements them as masters of combining psychedelia and chaos, and their music from 2011, which includes an album and an EP 'Mystic Places', invokes the kind of dread and terror of 'being in the moment' that recorded music can usually only dream of doing. The drums are a relentless driving force, vocals are vast, detached and spectacular. The guitars embellish the groove, twiddling and tearing, vividly, through the mix in virtue of their clouded, effect-laden distortion filters. Rumours are that Woodsman could be on tour in the UK and the EU in 2012 - unmissable.

Woodsman - Insects (MP3) Buy from Fire Talk Records

Read the full list / Read the TMW album of the year 2011 #1

New Album: Woodsman - Mystic Places EP
Denver psychedelic rock band Woodsman just premiered ‘In Circles’ through the guys over at Goldest Egg; its taken from their upcoming EP ‘Mystic Places’ on Fire Talk Records (BIRTHDAYS, Dead Gaze, Tennis) on which they’ve taken a loud and abrasive approach to the ‘wall of sound’ psychedelia influence which they’ve always hinted at expanding upon.
Due October 25th on 12” Vinyl, the EP runs to six tracks in length, each of which base themselves around a particular note, chord, or ambience and layer and re-layer across 4 - 7 minutes. Multi-layering, delay-heavy vocals and a recurring bass are all commonplace, and a distinctive Eastern-guitar line with spindly lo-fi guitar tones tearing through the tangled meshes of ritualistic electronics are certainly the distinguishing feature. Download In Circles below, and pre-order the EP for just $12 (£7.26) over at the Fire Talk store.
Woodsman - In Circles (MP3)

New Album: Woodsman - Mystic Places EP

Denver psychedelic rock band Woodsman just premiered ‘In Circles’ through the guys over at Goldest Egg; its taken from their upcoming EP ‘Mystic Places’ on Fire Talk Records (BIRTHDAYS, Dead Gaze, Tennis) on which they’ve taken a loud and abrasive approach to the ‘wall of sound’ psychedelia influence which they’ve always hinted at expanding upon.

Due October 25th on 12” Vinyl, the EP runs to six tracks in length, each of which base themselves around a particular note, chord, or ambience and layer and re-layer across 4 - 7 minutes. Multi-layering, delay-heavy vocals and a recurring bass are all commonplace, and a distinctive Eastern-guitar line with spindly lo-fi guitar tones tearing through the tangled meshes of ritualistic electronics are certainly the distinguishing feature. Download In Circles below, and pre-order the EP for just $12 (¬£7.26) over at the Fire Talk store.

Woodsman - In Circles (MP3)


In apt psychedelic fashion, the video to Young Prisms “Breathless” below features kaleidoscopic swirlings of VHS glitch, superimposed on to closed silhouette images of the San Francisco noise pop band, originally taken by Andrew Creighton. Trevor Peterson, of Denver psychedelic band Woodsman, crafted these images in to their current state - more details of which can be found here.
The video is as disorientating and groundless as the music, the tape running with the dulled greens and blues of surf psychedelia, the music grafting and grating at the listener with its relentless drive, rolling shoegaze percussion and ghoulishly distanced vocals. Song is taken from Young Prisms last album ‘Friends For Now’, available on Kanine Records (Surfer Blood, Braids). Video comes courtesy of Woodsman’s Fire Talk label.
Young Prisms - Breathless (MP3)

In apt psychedelic fashion, the video to Young Prisms “Breathless” below features kaleidoscopic swirlings of VHS glitch, superimposed on to closed silhouette images of the San Francisco noise pop band, originally taken by Andrew Creighton. Trevor Peterson, of Denver psychedelic band Woodsman,¬†crafted these images in to their current state - more details of which can be found here.

The video is as disorientating and groundless as the music, the tape running with the dulled greens and blues of surf psychedelia, the music grafting and grating at the listener with its relentless drive, rolling shoegaze percussion and ghoulishly distanced vocals. Song is taken from Young Prisms last album ‘Friends For Now’, available on Kanine Records (Surfer Blood, Braids). Video comes courtesy of Woodsman’s Fire Talk label.

Young Prisms - Breathless (MP3)


This week, music from Denver and Brooklyn with Woodsman’s psychedelic second album ‘Rare Forms’, an introduction to Kurt Vile, with a song from The War On Drugs (where he is guitarist), before a track from his upcoming album ‘Smoke Ring For My Halo’, due in March. New music from a band called Prussia, with their wobbly electro-turns-90s indie pop on song Girl Cops from their most recent Band Camp EP, Four For Attention. Swedish balaeric pop due Korallreven have the characteristic luscious ambience Memoryhouse worked in to their single ‘Honey Mine’, and to close the show, a track from lo-fi one man project Coma Cinema, who is set to release his third album, and first with a physical release, Blue Suicide, in 2011.
[LISTEN TO RESONANCE SATURDAY 6.30]
[DOWNLOAD MP3 OF SHOW]
Woodsman - Insects (MP3)
The War On Drugs - Arms Like Boulders (MP3)
Kurt Vile - Jesus Fever (MP3)
Prussia - Girl Cops (MP3)
Korallreven - Honey Mine (Memoryhouse Remix) (MP3)
Coma Cinema - Her Sinking Sun (MP3)

This week, music from Denver and Brooklyn with Woodsman’s psychedelic second album ‘Rare Forms’, an introduction to Kurt Vile, with a song from The War On Drugs (where he is guitarist), before a track from his upcoming album ‘Smoke Ring For My Halo’, due in March. New music from a band called Prussia, with their wobbly electro-turns-90s indie pop on song Girl Cops from their most recent Band Camp EP, Four For Attention. Swedish balaeric pop due Korallreven have the characteristic luscious ambience Memoryhouse worked in to their single ‘Honey Mine’, and to close the show, a track from lo-fi one man project Coma Cinema, who is set to release his third album, and first with a physical release, Blue Suicide, in 2011.

[LISTEN TO RESONANCE SATURDAY 6.30]

[DOWNLOAD MP3 OF SHOW]

Woodsman - Insects (MP3)

The War On Drugs - Arms Like Boulders (MP3)

Kurt Vile - Jesus Fever (MP3)

Prussia - Girl Cops (MP3)

Korallreven - Honey Mine (Memoryhouse Remix) (MP3)

Coma Cinema - Her Sinking Sun (MP3)