Hey guys, the best songs of the first half of the year post is coming up later in the week – stuff has been pretty crazy, and it’ll be devoid of the usual writeups 1, but it’ll be up. I hope you can all forgive me. Anyway these are the best records from this month.
Bill Callahan – Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest (I’m on the record as being in favor of a long wait if it means we get a record this good. Gosh darn this is a wonderful record.)
Shellac – The End of Radio (Shellac is a top-shelf grade-a rock band, and live Shellac is the best version of Shellac. Well-recorded live Shellac, hen, is about the best on-record experience one could hope for)
House and Land – Across the Field (a former member of Pelt and another lady whose credits I should, but don’t, remember make a crazy weird drone-folk record that would be the top record of any other given month)
Pelican – Nighttime Stories (it has recently come to my attention that there are people that do not love Pelican. I do not understand these people.)
Georgia Anne Muldrew – VWETO II (she makes great singing records, but even better not-singing records, I tell you what.)
- come to think of it, that was the case of the last one also. I guess every six months I’m due a time-eating event these days. Ah, the future. ↩