Psych-folk-pop gods Woods (Woodsist) will be at Club Dada this Saturday, May 3 with support by another TMCB favorite, Quilt (Mexican Summer.)  I've been a fan of Woods (or whatever they went by at the time) for the last 6 years but this will be my first time to see them live and I am extemely excited. *#shoutout to having kids* Woods will be here promoting their new album With Light and With Love.
This is also a Parade of Flesh show, if you needed any more convincing that this is the best thing to do in Dallas Saturday night. Get your tickets here for only $10.
Here is 'Moving to the Left' off of WLAWL:

And a nice extended live performance of 'Bend Beyond,' one of my favorites from their last album:



There is nothing that I can say about this album that would do it justice.  I have had it for about 2 weeks and listened to it all the way through no fewer than 20 times.  I love it.  I know every year I anticipate high pitchfork scores for albums I really like, and every year, those albums get between a 6 and a 7.3, but this year feels different.  I think this could be an album of the year candidate.  I'm talking 9.5-9.8 stuff.  In reality, Kanye didn't produce this album, so I'm probably just getting my hopes up.



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Cherry Glazerr - Haxel Princess - 2014

These girls are 16 & 17.  What the fuck are you doing with your life?


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Brave Young Lion - Same Old Game EP (2013)

I am admittedly behind the curve when it comes to Denton bands, but if Brave Young Lion is any indication of what's going on up there, I may have to make the trip north on 35 a little more often (more often = more than zero times per year.) RIYL: Harlem Shakes



Milk Music - Cruise Your Illusion - 2013
I missed this one in 2013 but, thankfully, the gentlefolk at Succulent Teeth didn't.  Released back in March on Fat Possum Records (Youth Lagoon, El-P, UMO) this most certainly would have been on the top 50. Yet another reason why all 'best of' album lists are arbitrary and self-indulgent.  One of my best character traits!


TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2013: 1-10

1. Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

2. HAIM - Days Are Gone

3. Danny Brown - Old

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4. Sat. Nite Duets - Electric Manland

5. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

6. Arcade Fire - Reflektor

7. Killer Mike & El-P - Run The Jewels

8. Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse

9. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap

10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II

11. Son Lux - Lanterns
12. Soul Low - UNEASY
13. Diarrhea Planet - I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
14. Ty Segall - Sleeper
15. Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe
16. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
17. Night Beats - Sonic Bloom
18. La Luz - It's Alive
19. Washed Out - Paracosm
20. Dirty Beaches - Drifters/Love is the Devil

21. Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus
22. Mikal Cronin - MCII
23. A$AP Ferg - Trap Lord
24. Jagwar Ma - Howlin
25. White Denim - Corsicana Lemonade
26. The Fatty Acids - Boléro
27. Dead Ghosts -  Can't Get No
28. Midnight Juggernauts - Uncanny Valley
29. Devendra Banhart - Mala

31. Divino Nino - Pool Jealousy
32. The Fat White Family - Champagne Holocaust
33. Jackson Scott - Melbourne
34. The Besnard Lakes - Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO
35. Vic Mensa - Innanetape
36. Gauntlet Hair - Stills
37. Fuzz - Fuzz
38. Javelin - Hi Beams
39. Connan Mockasin - Caramel
40. King Khan & the Shrines - Idle No More

41. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
42. Deerhunter - Monomania
43. Jamaican Queens - Wormfood
44. Splashh - Comfort
45. Bill Baird - Spring Break of the Soul
46. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - The Speed of Things
47. Ketamines - You Can't Serve Two Masters
48. Tyler, the Creator - Wolf
49. Man Man - On Oni Pond
50. Swearin' - Surfing Strange

Alex Bleeker and the Freaks - How Far Away
Camera Obscura - Desire Lines
Food Pyramid - Ecstasy & Refreshment
The Internet - Feel Good
Local Natives - Hummingbird
Luke Temple - Good Mood Fool
Marijuana Deathsquads - Oh My Sexy Lord
MellowHigh - MellowHigh
Mutual Benefit - Love's Crushing Diamond
Papa - Tender Madness
Scott & Charlene's Wedding - Any Port in a Storm
Shannon and the Clams - Dreams in the Rat House
Sigur Ros - Kveikur
Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
Tijuana Panthers - Semi-Sweet

Who did I forget? What were your favorites?  Leave a comment please!

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