Will. Columbia, SC. I listen to music for a living, co-run a label called Tiny Engines and do press work for bands & labels via Beartrap PR. I used to run a music blog called Sound As Language. This is where my music thoughts will reside for now.
(My list was actually posted yesterday on Property of Zack along with a ton other Tiny Engines/Beartrap lists, go check it out here.)
Albums of the year 2012 (1-10)
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of DeadLost Songs (Superball) - Hard to believe this is Trail of Dead’s 8th album but the band remains as ferocious as ever. AnnabelYouth In Youth (Count Your Lucky Stars) - Criminally underrated. Everyone EverywhereSelf-Titled 2012 (Self-Released) - Pretentious indie/emo rock never sounded so good. forgettersSelf-Titled (Too Small To Fail) - Schwarzenbach. Enough said. JapandroidsCelebration Rock (Polyvinyl) - My go to running soundtrack. The Jealous SoundA Gentle Reminder (Rise) - Hopefully the band’s recent signing to Rise finally gets them their just due. And go listen to Knapsack while you’re at it too. LutherLet’s Get You Somewhere Else (Chunksaah) - I worked press for the band’s first EP but wasn’t expecting a debut album this good. The MenzingersOn The Impossible Past (Epitaph) - A punk band that deserves to be huge. Nada SurfThe Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy (Barsuk) - Nada Surf are just so consistent, they are one of those comforting bands that I always find myself going back to again and again. SundialsWhen I Couldn’t Breathe (Asian Man) - I had kind of forgotten about Sundials so this album came out of nowhere in a great way.