Mogwai “Drunk And Crazy” from Earth Division - EP (Sub Pop 2011) —Like a lot of folks, I'm playing some of my favorites of the year.Buy it!
Gang Of Four “I Can't Forget Your Lonely Face” from Content (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2011)Buy it!
The Joy Formidable “The Greatest Light Is the Greatest Shade” from The Big Roar (Atlantic 2011)Buy it!
Metallica “Rebel Of Babylon” from Beyond Magnetic EP (Warner 2011) N —A leftover song from Death Magnetic that's pretty good, lyrically a bit "soft" but the music is closer to what I want to hear from Metallica. Not a favorite (yet) but very cool nonetheless.Buy it!
Fantômas “The Omen (Ave Santani) [Live]” from The Director's Cut Live - A New Year's Revolution (Ipecac Recordings www.ipecac.com 2011) N —This band is crazy insane good live, this would have been a good gig to see in person.Buy it!
Primus “Eyes of the Squirrel” from Green Naugahyde (LAB 344 2011) —One of the more freaky-outy tracks on this fine, fine album.Buy it!
Brandon Saller and Billy Martin “Nightlife” from Muppets - The Green Album (Disney New 2011) N —Atreyu singer and Faith No More's professionally deceased guitarist rock out. Maybe he's doing more stuff, I'll find out and get back to you.Buy it!
The Star Spangles “Which of the Two of Us Is Gonna Burn This House Down?” from Bazooka (EMI Music 2003) —The party starts when someone yells "arson!"Buy it!
Ween “It's Gonna Be A Long Night” from Quebec (Sanctuary Records 2003)Buy it!
Clutch “Spleen Merchant” from Blast Tyrant (DRT 2004) —Don't be this guy.Buy it!
Fishbone “DUI Friday” from Crazy Glue (Cockroach Media 2011) —Any year with new Fishbone is a good year.Buy it!
Johnny Socko “If I Didn't Have a Goiter” from Oh, I Do Hope It's Roast Beef! (Triple R 1995) —Damn I miss this band.Buy it!
Ivy “Fascinated” from All Hours (Nettwerk Records 2011) —You can score this and a dozen other songs for free (legally) http://amzn.to/vR706aBuy it!
The Chain Gang Of 1974 “Matter Of Time” from Wayward Fire (Modern Art Records 2011) —Aw, man. Such a great song. Listen at http://www.thechaingangof1974.com/ and you'll be a happier person. Like totally happy in your soul.Buy it!
The Friendly Fires “Hurting” from iTunes Festival: London 2011 - EP (XL 2011) —Their album Pala is a fine record, very groovy. This live ep is very cool.Buy it!
The Raveonettes “Forget That You're Young” from Raven in the Grave (Vice Records 2011)Buy it!
Mike Doughty “Na Na Nothing” from Yes And Also Yes (Snack Bar / Megaforce 2011) —Hands down one of my favorites this year. You can read about KDHX favs with this tag, http://kdhx.org/tag/best-of-2011Buy it!
Ben Lee “Pointless Beauty” from Deeper Into Dream (Dangerbird www.dangerbirdrecords.com 2011) —This falls into the 'albums I really wanted to obsess over but didn't have time". Never too late, eh?Buy it!
Trashcan Sinatras “Weightlifting” from Best Of Trashcan Sinatras 1990-2010 Radio Sampler (Lo-Five 2011) —Ok, so this isn't technically new, but, I cheat sometimes.Buy it!
David Lowery “All Her Favorite Fruit” from Live @ KDHX, 5-24-11 (KDHX 2011) —Camper Van Beethoven tracked recorded live for my show back in May. Lowery will be here on 1/6 with CVB and Cracker at the Pageant. His album 'Palace Guards' is another of my favorites.Buy it!
Ezra Furman & The Harpoons “Doomed Love Affair” from digital single (self 2011) N —A new track available via http://ezrafurman.bandcamp.com/. After that, pick up Mysterious Power.Buy it!
Ben Folds “Steven's Last Night In Town (Demo)” from Free Folds Five EP (Epic 2011) —Got this free EP when I pre-ordered the retrospective.Buy it!
This Is Me Smiling “The Movies” from Only Uphill (self 2010) —I just got this record, you can get it for free if you hack around a bit on google. Good pop stuff.Buy it!
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