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STEELE PICKS: 20 Best Albums of 2014
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on December 16, 2014
In 2013 I had a list of 30 best albums. I’ve managed to take it down to 20 this year. There are a lot of women on my list. 17/20 female-fronted bands or female artists. Female vox, darkness and swirling rhythms appeal to me. That’s why I adore Field Mouse so much. Lana Del Rey, Zola Jesus and Lykke Li are dark and dramatic. While I never liked The Pretenders all that much, I appreciate Chrissie Hynde and listened to her powerful solo album over and over. Megafauna is heavier rock than what I generally listen to but with a female singer– a feminist and lawyer– it’s kick-ass. Some are more electronic dance music [EDM] like Banks, Yaarrohs, Phantogram and FKA Twigs. Paloma Faith and Lilla incorporate world music, vibrant beats.
1. Field Mouse, Hold Still Life [Topshelf Records]
2. Dum Dum Girls, Too True [Sub Pop]
3. Lykke Li, I Never Learn [Atlantic]
4. Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence [Interscope Records]
5. Banks, Goddess [Harvest]
6. Zola Jesus, Taiga [Mute]
7. Phantogram, Voices [Republic]
8. Morrissey, World Peace is None of Your Business [Harvest]
9. Paloma Faith, A Perfect Contradiction [Epic]
10. Bee vs. Moth, Shelter in Place [Aggraveire Music]
11. Jenny Lewis, The Voyager [Warner Bros.]
12. Chrissie Hynde, Stockholm [Caroline]
13. Lilla, The Awakening [Lucky Records/karisma music]
14. Megafauna, Maximalist [Danimal Kingdom]
15. Karen O, Crush Songs [Kobalt]
16. Yaarrohs, Flesh and Blood EP [Glass Air Records]
17. The Kooks, Listen [Astralwerks]
18. FKA Twigs, LP1 [XL Recordings]
19. Jen Wood, Wilderness [Radar Light, New Granada]
20. o’death, Out of Hands We Go [Northern Spy Records]
FALL Tour: Dum Dum Girls
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on August 6, 2014
dreamy, dark indie pop band Dum Dum Girls on tour this fall.
September 11-14 – Victoria, British Columbia–Rifflandia Festival
September 20 – Denver, Colo.–Riot Fest
October 19 – Denver, Colo.–Larimer Lounge
October 20 – Omaha, Neb.– Waiting Room
October 22 – Minneapolis, Minn.–Fine Line
October 23 – Madison, Wis. –High Noon
October 24 – Chicago, Ill. — Metro
October 25 – Detroit, Mich. –Magic Stick
October 26 – Toronto, Ontario — Opera House
October 27 – Boston, Mass. — The Sinclair
October 30 – Brooklyn, N.Y. — Brooklyn Bowl
October 31 – Philadelphia, Penn.– Making Time PURE Halloween — Union Transfer
November 1 – Washington, D.C. — Black Cat (Burger Records Caravan of Stars)
November 2 – Charlottesville, Va. — The Southern
November 3 – Raleigh, N.C. — Kings
November 5 – Atlanta, Ga.– The Earl
November 7 – Dallas, Texas — Club Dada
November 9 – Austin, Texas — Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 11 – Albuquerque, N.M. — Sister
November 12 – Tucson, Ariz. — Club Congress
November 13 – Phoenix, Ariz. — Crescent Ballroom
November 15 – Pioneertown, Calif. — Pappy & Harriet’s
IN THE REALM: BEST MUSIC of 2014 [so far]
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on July 21, 2014
Field Mouse, Hold Still Life
–dreamy pop that I play over and over.
Morrissey, World Peace is None of Your Business
–every word. every note. every sentiment. all in.
Lykke Li, I Never Learn
Beck, Morning Phase
–I’m into mellow Beck.
Damon Albarn, Everyday Robots
–I’ve adored every Damon Albarn project since I discovered Blur. this one’s personal and quite lovely.
Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence
–didn’t expect to like this. what a talent. soulful, bluesy folk.
Jack White, Lazaretto
–intriguing, sexy. amazing arrangements.
Chrissie Hynde, Stockholm
–not even a Pretenders fan and this is aces. potent vocals. kicky beat.
Dum Dum Girls, Too True
Shonen Knife, Overdrive
–unique, edgy garage-rock.
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