Our Top Ten Albums of 2019

As another kind of sub-awesome year draws to its welcome end, once more, one of the very few things that kept us sane is the music we love. And because we also love lists and love them all the more when they are ranked instead of presenting an “all of these were equally great” levelling, here’s our very well-considered top ten albums of 2019. There’s a song sample for each record and the cover will link you to a place where you can buy it. Respect and gratitude to everyone who’s written, recorded, played on, produced, released or manufactured a record this year – you rule! Read on

Our Top Ten Singles / EPs of 2019

As another kind of sub-awesome year draws to its welcome end, once more, one of the very few things that kept us sane is the music we love. And because we also love lists and love them all the more when they are ranked instead of presenting an “all of these were equally great” levelling, here’s our very well-considered top ten singles and EPs of 2019. There’s a song sample for each record and the cover will link you to a place where you can buy it. Respect and gratitude to everyone who’s written, recorded, played on, produced, released or manufactured a record this year – you rule! Read on

Indiepop Radio Episode 19-12

The December episode of our indiepop radio show is a special issue, reviewing the decade in indiepop. One defining song from each year of the 2010s – that’s ten smashing tracks plus my usual incoherent drivel in between, coming in at just under 53 minutes of distinguished listening entertainment. Stream below or on one of your preferred platforms: Mixcloud / Soundcloud / iTunes / Spotify.

 

 

Indiepop Radio Episode 19-10

While an unlucky alignment of life and time matters still keeps us from writing about new records, we’ll still go on playing them. Here’s our October indiepop radio issue with 30 minutes of fresh and glittering tracks by Emma Russack, Lost Film, The Memory Fades, and more. Just click on the Play button below for instant entertainment. Or find the show on Mixcloud / Soundcloud / iTunes and, as a new service, even Spotify.

 

Flying Fish Cove

Flying Fish Cove (Photo by Dan Bracaglia)

Seattle-based jangle four-piece Flying Fish Cove is the musical child of illustrator, songwriter and vocalist Dena Zilber. Zilber formed the band, which is currently completed by lead guitarist Jake Jones, bass player Sean Canfield and Jigsaw Records mastermind Chris McFarlane on drums, in 2017 and they released a first, self-titled EP on Jigsaw a year ago, the tracks of which also ended up on their debut album At Moonset. Read on