Favorite Songs 2013

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My Top 10 (From @rangelifercrds #FavSongs13)

10. High Water “Someday” (free download)
9. Foodman “Tekuno
8. Four-Tet “Human Once Again (Grimes)” — clean download HERE
7. King Krule “Easy Easy
6. Gold Panda “Trust
5. Express Rising “Horse Opera
4.  AyGeeTee “Carry Out
3. Two by @icecoldchrissy – Jaqkquil “Sit Deep” & Coyote Clean Up “Wild 4Ever
2. Tycho “Awake
1. The Range @therangejames So many jams on his LP “Nonfiction” & EP “Seneca” can’t pick just one!

My favs from #LFK and family:

Rooftop Vigilantes “Outlet Village
Hospital Ships “Come Back to Life” (free download)
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk “Let’s Listen to Souvlaki and Make Out
Y(our) Fri(end) “Bangs
Fourth Of July “Drinking Binge” (free download)

Special shout-out to one of my all-time favorite Range Life-released tracks from this year:

1,000,000 Light Years “Sevens” (free download)

 

Favorite Songs 2012

From @rangelifercrds #FavSongs12 posts on Twitter:

Gold Panda “Mountain”, MP3 link: Lower Frequencies
Pangea “River”, MP3 link: Ad Hoc
Evian Christ “Fuck It None Of Ya’ll Don’t Rap”, MP3 link: Ad Hoc Soundcloud
Teen Daze “Brooklyn Sunburn (Lushlife Remix)”, MP3 link: Cause Equals Time
Mungolian Jet Set “Tocatta”, MP3 link: Pitchfork
Mount Eerie “Distorted Cymbals”, MP3 link: Captain Obvious
Gold Panda “4”, MP3 link: Stereogum
Yalls “Dim Touch”, Stream link: Ad Hoc
Cloud Dog “Drift”, MP3 link: Soundcloud
Mister Lies “Dionysian”, MP3 link: Pitchfork
Porcelain Raft “Unless You Speak From Your Heart”, MP3 link: Chromewaves
Coke Weed X “Ryback”, MP3 link: Range Life
Coke Weed X “Ryback (Say My Name Remix)”, MP3 link: Range Life
And, via @RichardPrichard, Karriem Riggins “Double Trouble”, Video link: YouTube

Favorite Songs 2011

A super-belated shout-out to my favs from 2011. Grab these tracks!!!
I Break Horses “Hearts”, MP3 link: Stereogum
Raleigh Moncrief “Lament for Morning”, MP3 link: Altered Zones
Okkervil River “Your Past Life as a Blast”, MP3 link: Stereogum
Scntfc “Below the White Bluffs”, MP3 link: Altered Zones
Shlohmo “Places”, MP3 link: Soundcloud
Fleet Foxes “Grown Ocean”, MP3 link: Pitchfork
Casually Here “Settle”, MP3 link: Altered Zones
Mo Kolours “Biddies”, MP3 link: Altered Zones
Cold Cave “The Great Pan Is Dead”, MP3 link: Pitchfork
Frank Ocean “Novacane”, Video link: Vimeo
Cass Mccombs “County Line”, Stream link: Soundcloud

Favorite Songs of 2010, #14

(This is our 3rd annual “Favorite Songs” series. It’s a forum for Range Life friends and family to share and celebrate the songs that moved us and meant something to us in 2010. Songs are presented in no particular order. We’re posting weekdays until we’re spent, so keep checking back. Submissions are welcome! Send a song link and whatever you want to write to zach@rangeliferecords.com)

Today’s song/video list is from CVLTS’ Gaurav Bashyakarla. Fuck YouTube embeds – these are Vimeo links!

Newest-oldest 2010 a/v discoveries:

- Daytime Television“I Hurt So Much”

- Back To The Future The Ride“CGI Fridays”

- The Sweethearts – “Burning Through the Night”

- Forest Swords“Rattling Cage”

- Oneohtrix Point Never“Ouroboros”

Favorite Songs of 2010, #13

(This is our 3rd annual “Favorite Songs” series. It’s a forum for Range Life friends and family to share and celebrate the songs that moved us and meant something to us in 2010. Songs are presented in no particular order. We’re posting weekdays until we’re spent, so keep checking back. Submissions are welcome! Send a song link and whatever you want to write to zach@rangeliferecords.com)

Today’s post comes from Brendan Hangauer, singer/songwriter for Fourth Of July, whose terrific sophomore LP “Before Our Hearts Explode!” came out this Fall.

i had three different songs that really stuck with me this year:

1. titus andronicus“a more perfect union”

NEW JERSEY+THE BOSS+RANCID+BEING YOUNG AND PISSED OFF IN THE YEAR 2010= TITUS ANDRONICUS i like it!

my favorite lyrics:

“Because where I’m going to now, no one can ever hurt me
Where the well of human hatred is shallow and dry
No, I never wanted to change the world, but I’m looking for a new New Jersey
Because tramps like us, baby, we were born to die”

2. gorillaz“to binge” (mp3)

i really wanted to hate this band and for the most part i do.  the whole cartoon thing just seems totally lame to me.  anyways..my sister and nephew got into this album when it came out.  they would always make me listen to it in the car driving around in the summer.  finally this song came on and i have to admit: there is no better song in the whole wide world to have playing while you drive around in the summer time!!  after i heard this song it was the only thing i would listen to in her car.  we would turn the volume up as loud as we could and drive around downtown lawrence with the windows down singing along…..with no shame.

3. bruce springsteen – the promise

this song is a b-side on the reissue of darkness on the edge of town.  this song and video just kick ass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQh8yxEkzrY

my favorite lyrics:

“Well now I built that Challenger by myself
But I needed money and so I sold it
I lived a secret I should’a kept to myself
But I got drunk one night and I told it”

Favorite Songs of 2010, #12

(This is our 3rd annual “Favorite Songs” series. It’s a forum for Range Life friends and family to share and celebrate the songs that moved us and meant something to us in 2010. Songs are presented in no particular order. We’re posting weekdays until we’re spent, so keep checking back. Submissions are welcome! Send a song link and whatever you want to write to zach@rangeliferecords.com)

Today’s list/underground weather report is by Tracey Trance, our main man in Washington.

TRACEY TRANCE TOP 11 RELEASES OF 2THOUSAND10
what i got passed and what i know of that rule(d) me: in sortof a particular order but not really too much, good for effect::

1. The Savage Young Taterbug (currently Timothy Wind) — Syrupy Evenings [cassette release on Night-People. halloween forever, a scarecrow's endeavor. neil cassady rhapsody]

2. Ancestral Diet — VITRIOL [LP release by Turned Word & Saxwand, mems Caethua, C-Section 8, flakmask. chill industrial stone-fest!]

3. Normanoak — Elixer [cassette release on Magnetic South, to borrow a term from the bad boys at Foxy Digitalis this tape has been, of yet, 'criminally limited' at 50 -- none of which ever made it out of the central Indiana area. some say it's too reverby but chris, seth, and the gang cranked out anther true time-testin' document]

4. Clear Leader — [self titled cassette (mems Crude Hill,...?) Gross Domestic Product # 008 ~ chorus on the bass and thin guitar dance 2 steps with the 1 step drums in the haunting way that it seems only providence folks can do stuff]

5. CAEN — STULSAFT [cassette release on Gutter Rash MMX... in a town in oregon there's a dude named Gordon who is involved w lotsa noise and metal and does it as well as anyone has or will]

5.5 CONCERN — Caesarean [Lp release by Arbor Gordon.]

*** 5 and 5.5 are the chill side of Gordon’s output which is all i happen to hav copies of so far.. haven’t heard knelt rote lp yet – heard it’s scarier than a lotta stuff, also plays as Oscillating Innards]

6. Nonhorse — The Fear of Infinity [cassette release part of the HYPNO/FEAR TAPE SYSTEM by G. Lucas Crane's Socialized Topic Logistics-- silent barn hero and member of woods.. mind melter... freakazoid meditator... The Fear of Infinity!!]

7. (Expressway) DJ Yo-Yo Dieting — Bubblethug [2xLP release by Weird Forest, a noise graduate's choppt & screwd masters thesis, classy and F'd, member of the dynamic duo Diamond Catalog]

8. Order Out of Chaos (comp.) [cassette release # 68 in the Mississippi Records tape series, packed with musicas the world over but, like, all the stript peaceful and weird versions; their well is deeeeeep and this stuff they selected for the tape (lotsa similar-veign vinyl from them now as always), no muscle only skeleton as some stuff has to be listened to on tape]

9. Meester Magpie — cassette in purple tied cloth traded for at Bitch Pork [self released chicago jammers and rippers, psychedelia sludge noise spray,, on MOSS tapes]

10. SHV / Swamp Tease / Russian Tsarlag — whatever ally and/or carlos did or are doing right now since it’s not 2011 yet.

11. JOCK TORTURE — steam soak 1991 [harsh noise, REDNECK)]

Favorite Songs of 2010, #11

(This is our 3rd annual “Favorite Songs” series. It’s a forum for Range Life friends and family to share and celebrate the songs that moved us and meant something to us in 2010. Songs are presented in no particular order. We’re posting weekdays until we’re spent, so keep checking back. Submissions are welcome! Send a song link and whatever you want to write to zach@rangeliferecords.com)

Today’s post is by Steve Swyers aka Say My Name aka The Kid. His S/T EP came out earlier this year on Range Life.

Song: “Galaxy in Janaki” by Flying Lotus

Song Link: HERE (mp3)

I picture skeezy, strung-out aliens lazily swaying to this song in some decrepit Martian Studio 54. The combination of harp, syrupy strings, slightly off-beat percussion, spacey keys, and the wankiest bass playing this side of a Victor Wooten CD works beautifully, somehow. Maybe I’m going out on a limb here, but I have a feeling this Flying Lotus kid is going places.

- Steve.