Bittersweet Melody (Music)
Wed Jan 11th 2012 5.00am–7.00am
Time zone: central
Drive-by Truckers “Everybody Needs Love” from Go-Go Boots (ATO www.atorecords.com 2011) N —#14 - Coming in at #14 in my year-end Top 40, the DBTs new album was not one of my favorites of their catalog but that's because I simply love some of their older stuff. It's still good enough for my #14 of 2011.Buy it!
Ha Ha Tonka “Made Example Of” from Death of a Decade (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) N —#12 - Springfield, MO band puts out 3rd album to much critical acclaim. If you're a "Black Betty" by Ram Jam fan, you need to check them out live (but only in St. Louis).Buy it!
Dawes “The Way You Laugh” from Nothing Is Wrong (Ato Records / Red 2011) N —#10 - Formed in the Los Angeles suburb of North Hills (the name of their debut album) and led by brothers Tyler and Griffin Goldsmith. This is their 2nd album.Buy it!
The Lonely Forest “(I Am) The Love Addict” from Arrows (ILG/Trans Records 2011) N —#8 - From the third full-length album of this Washington based band signed to Chris Walla's label. Great power pop ... think Nada Surf.Buy it!
The Black Keys “Gold On the Ceiling” from El Camino (Nonesuch 2011) N —#7 - Released late in the year, it had some catching up to do. Just announced they're coming to town ... Chaifetz Arena on April 27 with Arctic Monkeys opening.Buy it!
The Blind Eyes “With a Bang” from With A Bang (self-released 2011) N L —#6 - These locals put out the most played album on the KDHX airwaves in 2011. Check kdhx.org for a complete list of the top plays of 2011.Buy it!
Lydia Loveless “More Like Them” from Indestructible Machine (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) N —#3 - Born the daughter of an Ohio farmer who also booked gigs in the local bar, music is in her blood. This 21 year old released her 2nd album in 2011 and it's great! She'll be at Mojo's in Columbia, MO on Thursday, Jan 19 and back in St. Louis on March 3Buy it!
Telekinesis “CAR CRASH” from 12 Desperate Straight Lines (Merge 2011) N —#2 - Telekinesis is basically Michael Benjamin Lerner, songwriter, tour drummer and multi-instrumentalist in the studio. From their 2nd album.Buy it!
The Decemberists “Rox In the Box” from The King Is Dead (Capitol Records 2011) N —#1 - The Decemberists go Americana with the help of Peter Buck, Gillian Welch, and others ... to great effect. My #1 album of the year.Buy it!