The December 2022 episode of Emmas_Housemusic brings my indiepop radio show as a regular series of monthly listeners-digest-features to an end, at least for now. I know, it’s never say never, so I won’t, but for the time being, there will be no further episodes. I’m not sure what Mixcloud is going to do with the uploaded shows if you don’t go Pro, which under the circumstances made no sense to me. The complete archive of the shows will, however, be available on this website as I do not intend to shut the site down or delete any of the existing episodes. As far as goodbyes go, I’ll let the show speak for itself and will just add my heartfelt thanks to all of you. Take care.
As we come closer to the year’s end, we can only hope you haven’t finalised your eoy-lists yet because chances are there’s some mighty contenders on this show – brilliant new music from Jetstream Pony, Seablite, Sun June and more, plus grateful bows to Slumberland Records and Indietracks. Enjoy listening to this month’s selection!
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
We suspect that writers of reviews who claimed the staggeringly beautiful debut album by Canadian four-piece Tallies for the shoegaze genre didn’t extend their listening adventure beyond the opener „Trouble“, which is indeed a bit of a moody and wall of sound affair. But the album – no it’s not. Even though we are no proven experts in the territory and do not know where Tallies themselves stand on the shoegaze matter, we find hardly a shoe being gazed at on Tallies, an album that is bound to put the Toronto-based band on the indie royalty map. Read on
Here’s our first offering of six new-ish songs for 2019 in our podcast, featuring White Town, Bones Garage, and more. Stream below or use this link to find the show on Mixcloud.