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Steele Picks: Top 30 Albums of 2013

–unfortunately I can’t possibly hear every album released. I don’t hear about things. I don’t get access to many until the public does. publicists don’t send me as many albums in advance as I wish.

–here are the the albums this year that moved me, inspired me, made me think.

–they’re in alpha order


The Avett Brothers–The Magpie and the Dandelion [American]


Arctic Monkeys—AM [Domino]


Bleeding Rainbow–Yeah Right [Kanine]

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Camera Obscura–Desire Lines [4AD]


Chvrches–Bones of What You Believe [Virgin]


Cults–Static [Columbia]


Foals–Holy Fire [Warner Music]


Gliss–Langsom Dans [Modern Outsider]

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Grace & Tony–November [Rock Ridge Music]


Haim–Days are Gone [Columbia/Sony]

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How to Destroy Angels–Welcome Oblivion [Columbia]


The Joy Formidable–Wolf’s Law [Atlantic]

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The Julie Ruin– Run Fast EP [TJR]


Lorde–Pure Heroine [Lava/Republic]


Lovers–A Friend in the World [Badman Recording Co.]


Luray–The Wilder

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Laura Marling–Once I Was an Eagle [Ribbon Music]


MGMT– MGMT [Columbia]


M.I.A.–Matangi [N.E.E.T./Interscope]


Mirror Travel–Mexico [Outsider Records]


My Gold Mask–Leave Me Midnight [Highwheel]


The National–Trouble Will Find Me [4AD]


Orbe Orbe–Invisible Kingdoms


Super Water Sympathy–Hydrogen Child [In Music We Trust]

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Perhapst– Revise Your Maps [Jack Viking Music]

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Throwing Muses–Purgatory/ Paradise

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Frank Turner–Tape Deck Heart [Interscope]


Violeta Vil–Lapidas y Cocoteros [Young Cubs]


Waxahatchee–Cerulean Salt [Don Giovanni]

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Chelsea Wolfe–Pain is Beauty [Sargent House]

[all selections by Amy Steele 12/1/2013]

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Mirror Travel: music review


Austin, Texas trio Mirror Travel is comprised of: Tiffanie Lanmon (drums), Paul Brinkley (bass/vocals) and Lauren Green (guitar/vocals). Power and respect to this band for being 2/3 female. That’s rarely seen these days. The band recorded Mexico at Marfa Recording Studios in Marfa, Texas. Have you heard about Marfa and the Marfa lights in the desert? That’s a bold choice with all the strange phenomena surrounding Marfa. It surely added something to the unusual atmospheric and dreamscape sound of the band. While Mirror Travel opens with the dreamy, escapist instrumental “Sand,” the core of their songs fall into that fuzzy, gritty garage band sound reminiscent of 90s female-fronted bands like Velocity Girl or that dog. They add their own edginess to modernize the songs. Lauren Green’s vocals simultaneously exude heartache and perception. Touches of gray. A thing of beauty. “Parties” churns with raging riffs and Green’s raspy astute observations. Cool tempo provides moodiness to “Uncharted Waters.” This is a band to watch. Check out the new album and catch them on their fall tour.

Modern Outsider Records
Release date: October 15, 2013

Mirror Travel Facebook

purchase at Amazon: Mexico



10.15.13 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
10.16.13 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
10.17.13 – Memphis, TN @ Poplar Lounge
10.18.13 – Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
10.19.13 – Washington, D.C. @ St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for SHE SHREDS FESTIVAL
10.20.13 – Manhattan, NY @ Cake Shop
10.21.13 – Brooklyn, NY @ TBA
10.22.13 – Lowell, MA @ Wilder Zangcraft
10.23.13 – Dover, NH @ Sonny’s
10.24.13 – Providence, RI @ TBA
10.25.13 – Baltimore, MD @ TBA
10.26.13 – Ithaca, NY @ TBA
10.27.13 – Chicago, IL @ Township
10.29.13 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa

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COOL NEW MUSIC: John Davis; Mirror Travel; Russian Circles; Mas Ysa


John Davis
[ex-Folk Implosion]

— beautifully arranged, stark emotional simplicity.

–video filmed at Occupy Wall Street

Spare Parts out October 29 [Shrimper Records]


Mirror Travel

–garage band from Austin, Texas with a fuzziness reminiscent of 90s female-fronted bands like Velocity Girl or that dog.

Mexico out October 15, 2013 [Modern Outsider Records]

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Russian Circles

“Memorial” [guest vocals by Chelsea Wolfe]
–drowning in a beautiful pool of warm blood on a sunny day

–blistering, terror-fueled blitz

Memorial out October 29, 2013 [Sargent House]


Mas Ysa

–sensitive, sweet song with trippy tribal-influenced techno beats

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