01 Naomi Punk :: Gentle Movements [...] [excerpt] 00:00 02 Gap Dream :: 58th St. Fingers 00:45 03 Ty Segall :: You’re the Doctor 04:35 04 Parquet Courts :: Borrowed Time 06:35 05 Nick Waterhouse (Al Lover Remix) :: That Place 09:06 06 Naomi Punk :: Voodoo Trust 13:26 07 Mac DeMarco:: The Stars Keep on Calling My Name 16:32 08 Twerps :: He’s in Stock 18:52 09 chris cohen :: Caller No. 99 21:09 10 Jessica Pratt :: Night Faces 24:44
Halfway through 2012, a stunningly-good string of releases has once again cemented the San Francisco Bay Area as the center of the most creative outpourings of musical aptitude since Dunedin Sound blanketed New Zealand in the 1980s. Here are our favorite record + tracks so far this year. Please let us know what we missed in the comments below:
01 Ty Segall :: Wave Goodbye 00:00 02 The Mallard :: Mansion 04:24 03 Wax Idols :: Schadenfreude 07:41 04 Lilac :: Shame 09:48 05 Wymond Miles :: Pale Moon 13:25 06 Ty Segall/White Fence :: I Am Not a Game 16:55 07 The Fresh and Onlys :: Do What I Came to Do 20:58 08 Kelley Stoltz :: Keeping the Flame 23:35 09 Lumerians :: Track 01 26:28 10 Cocktails :: Let it Come Down 31:38
A month after Thee Oh Sees pre-emptively shut down UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza, SUPERB has announced another free afternoon concert, this time with Ty Segall joining Crystal Antlers at Sproul Plaza this Friday at 5pm. RSVP at the Facebook event here. Hat tip: SFitall. Why didn’t they have this shit when I was still in school?