Friday, December 19, 2014

Faves of 2014 (Vol. 3)

I've been seeing a pile of Best of 2014 lists, and they all seem to offer a puzzling consensus on what are supposed to be the best albums of the year. Predictably enough, very few of them are part of the Un-Herd universe. So while the members of the mainstream (and mainstream indie as defined by the likes of Pitchfork - I mean, at this stage of the game, is there any notable difference between the two?) suck on each others' faces, I'll just continue on as the uninvited third wheel, promoting the unfairly neglected... or the gloriously ignored, depending on how you want to look at it. And, as always, there's lots to sort through before I attempt a UHM Best of the Year. Keep an eye out, though - it's coming.

We Got A Good Thing Going

1. Jamee T Zombie
2. Cowbe11 Change Her Ways
3. Ex Hex How You Got That Gir1
4. The Pau1 & John Long Way Back
5. Linus of Ho11ywood Don't Fuck It Up
6. Shove1s & Rope Coping Mechanism
7. Litt1e Jackie Lose It
8. King Tuff Eddie's Song
9. Broncho C1ass Historian
10. LVL UP Annie's a Witch
11. Mote1 Beds Smoke Your Homework
12. The Soft White Sixties You Are Go1d
13. Mathew Ryan Suffer No More
14. Ming City Rockers I Wanna Get Out of Here But I Can't Take You Anywhere
15. Doug Gi11ard On Target
16. The Vase1ines Crazy Lady
17. Team Spirit Teenage Heart
18. James Wi11iamson w/ Richmond S1uts Wet My Bed
19. Watts Rocks
20. Sing1e Mothers Money
21. The Jeanies The Girl's Gonna Go
22. Eight Rounds Rapid Dostoevsky
23. The Popguns If You Ever Change Your Mind
24. The Grates What's Wrong With You

Monday, December 8, 2014

Un-Herd Christmess 2014

Listen, I'm not saying that it's necessarily a bad thing to open your house to a fat, unshaven old man who wants to ply your child with gifts, I'm just saying a background check might first be prudent.

Bring Some Noise To The Girls And Boys

1. The Connection Rock 'n' Ro1l Christmas
2. The JAC I Don't Want Your Presents
3. The Dol1yrots I Saw Mommy Biting Santa Claus
4. Karen Basset It's A1most Christmas Time
5. The Undecided By Defau1t This Christmas
6. Te1evision City The Night Johnny Thunders Saved Christmas
7. Greg Pope Christmas Snow
8. The Davnports Whore for the Ho1idays
9. Dum Dum Gir1s On Christmas
10. The New Mendicants A Very Sorry Christmas
11. Ash I Wish It Cou1d Be Christmas Every Day
12. The Kavanaghs Kinda Cool
13. The So1icitors Help Me Forget
14. Katte Nash I Hate You This Christmas
15. Los Campesinos! Lone1y This Christmas
16. Fitz & the Tantrums Santa Sto1e My Lady
17. The Sp1it Squad Another Lonely Christmas
18. Cathy Harrington Sha La La
19. TV Smith Xmas B1oody Xmas
20. The Legendary Tiger Man Fuck Christmas, I Got The B1ues

All previous cynical, jebus-hatin' Santa-baitin' Xmas mixes here.