Monday, December 3, 2012

BEST OF 2012

Hello Purveyors and Advocates of the Arts, 

Another year in the can! Sure was busy one... (cue dream sequence). :) We hope you enjoyed the music our collective-consciousness-community of musicians, minds and movers have shared with us in 2012. Here is a list in no particular order of some of our favorites. This and many other lists will be assembled at if you are searching for a little something else.

Thanks for the "night-things," nature times, and enthusiasm. 

Over and Out,
Love Lion
"To Blessed to Be Stressed!"
The Best Albums of 2012

Furze - Psych Minus Space Control (Fysisk Format)
Windy and Carl – We Will Always Be (Kranky)
Can – The Lost Tapes (Mute/Spoon)
Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland (Hype Williams) – Black Is Beautiful (EBONY) (Hyperdub)
Bonobo – Black Sands Remixed (Ninja Tune)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Alleujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! (Constellation)
Mac Demarco – Rock and Roll Night Club / 2 (Captured Tracks)
The Men – Open Your Heart (Sacred Bones)
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange (DefJam)
Dunes - Noctiluca (Post Present Medium)
Swans – The Seer (Young God)
Chris Cohen – Overgrown Path (Captured Tracks)
Mirrorring – Foreign Body (Kranky)
Raajmahal – Celandine (Digitalis) cassette
Runawei – Abduction (Digitalis) cassette
Tim Hecker / Daniel Lopatin - Instrumental Tourist (Software)
VCMG – Ssss (Mute)
Dr. John – Locked Down (Nonesuch)
The Dreebs – Bait An Orchard (Rotted Tooth)
Musette - Drape Me In Velvet (Hapna)
Maggi Payne - Ahh-Ahh: Music For Ed Tannenbaum's Technological Feets 1984-1987 (Root Strata)
Orcas – Orcas (Morr)
Andy Stott – Luxury Problems (Modern Love)
Field – Looping State of Mind (Kompakt)
Angel Olsen – Half Way Home (Bathetic)
Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream (RCA)
Young Prisms – In Between (Kanine)
Francis Bebey – African Electronic Music 1975-1982 (Born Bad)
V/A – Remolino de Oro (Domino Sound)
V/A – Amhara Wedding Songs (Domino Sound)
Broken Water – Tempest (Hardly Art)
Kelan Philip Cohran and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – s/t (Honest Jon’s)
Torben – Demo
Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky (Jagjaguwar)
Holy Other – Held (Tri Angle)
Billy Gibbons/ Matt Sweeney/ Bonnie Prince Billy - Oh Well 7”
Matthew E. White – Big Inner (Hometapes)
Bomb Banks – Not People (Love Lion)
Nu Sensae – Sundowning (Suicide Squeeze)
Melody's Echo Chamber – s/t (Fat Possum)
Oozing Wound – Vape and Pillage cassette
Merchandise – Children of Desire (Katorga Works)
Lord Mantis – Pervertor (Candlelight)
Anatomy of Habit – II (AOH)


Durutti Column – Short Stories For Pauline (LTM)
Should – Folding Sieve (Captured Tracks)
Sensations'Fix – Music Is Painting In the Air (ReRvng)
Michael Chapman – Rainmaker (Light in the Attic)
Doug Jerebine – Is Jesse Parker (Drag City)
Rob Thomsett – Yaraandoo (Thee Roundtable)
Michael Chapman – Rainmaker (Light in the Attic
Lee Hazelwood – LHI Years (Light in the Attic)
Wicked Lady – The Axeman Cometh (Guerssen)
Sleep – Dopesmoker (Southern Lord)


Ash Borer – s/t (Pesanta)
Total Control – Henge Beat (Iron Lung)
Chelsea Wolfe – Apokalypsis (Pendu Sound)


Fielded/ Oozing Wound/ Mayor Daley – Crown Liquors
Yob – Empty Bottle
Bitchin Bajas – Music Box Theatre
Steve’s Shredfest: Zath/ Peace Warriors/ Mayor Daley – Crown Liquors
Talk Normal – Lincoln Hall
The Dream – House of Blues
Sister Spit – Wicker Park Art Center
Disappears/ Lotus Plaza/ Implodes – Lincoln Hall
Thou – Siberia, New Orleans
Lucky Lou - Noizfest, New Orleans
Hoax – Mousetrap
Madalyn Merkey – the Charleston
Codeine – Lincoln Hall
Dinosaur Jr. - Subterranean
Winged Victory – Pritzker Pavilion
Captcha Benefit – Burlington
Skoal Kodiak – Nick and Eddies, Minneapolis
Guerilla Toss – Butcher Shoppe, Boston
Nu Sensae – Empty Bottle
Animal City – Cafe Mustache
Angel Olsen – Schubas
Storm Thorgerson Exhibit – Public Works
Big Business – Bottom Lounge
Dirty Three – Lincoln Hall
Lord Mantis – Ultra Lounge
Cat Power – The Vic
ONO – Quenchers
Torben - Alderaan
The Dreebs/ Toupee/ Unmanned Ship – Situations


Domino Sound
Light in the Attic
Rotted Tooth
Honest Jon’s
Root Strata
Sahel Sounds

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