Freak Scene Favorites of 2013

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All Systems To Go – Man Or Astro-man? – Defcon 5…4…3…2…1 2013
Dharma and the Bomb – Bad Religion – True North 2013
Born To Kill – The Thermals – Desperate Ground 2013

I’d Rather Be High – David Bowie – The Next Day 2013
Save Us – Paul McCartney – NEW 2013
I Want The Heartbeat – Johnny Marr – The Messenger 2013

8-Bit – Elusive Parallelograms – Fragments 2013
You’re Mine – The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow 2013
Hypnotic Regression – Girls Names – The New Life 2013

Me & You & Jackie Mittoo – Superchunk – I Hate Music 2013; High Noon Sun 1/19
I’m Not Sayin’ – The Replacements – Songs For Slim 2013
You’re On Fire – They Might Be Giants – Nanobots 2013

Descend (The Way) – Parquet Courts – Tally All The Things That You Broke 2013
Anti Parent Cowboy Killers – Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister 2013
Sinking In The Sand – Hanni El Khatib – Head In The Dirt 2013

Woodland Creature – The Hussy – Pagan Hiss 2013
Oh Come On – The Julie Ruin – Run Fast (EP) 2013
What Doesn’t Kill You – Jake Bugg – Shangri La 2013

Her Eyes Play Tricks On The Camera – Robert Pollard – Honey Locust Honky Tonk 2013
You’re So Cool – Colleen Green – Sock It To Me 2013
Bagboy – Pixies – Bagboy 2013

Fun – Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana 2013
This Lonely Morning – Best Coast – Fade Away 2013
Elks Lodge Riot – Tullycraft – Lost in Light Rotation 2013

15 Steps – The Stranglers – Giants 2013
Man – Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight 2013
10. Bullet – Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action 2013

9. Heavy Metal Clouds – Crocodiles – Crimes of Passion 2013
8. Stare At The Sun – Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record 2013

7. Demon Dance – Surfer Blood – Pythons 2013
6. Max Can’t Surf – FIDLAR – FIDLAR 2013

5. Next Stop – Bleached – Ride Your Heart 2013
4. Beat Me Up – Wavves – Afraid Of Heights 2013

3. Am I Wrong – Mikal Cronin – MCII 2013
2. Backyard Skulls – Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse 2013

1. My Heart Beats – Veronica Falls – Waiting for Something to Happen 2013

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Freak Scene Notables of 2013

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New You – My Bloody Valentine – MBV 2013
Unblessed – The Mary Onettes – Hit the Waves 2013
Metroland – OMD – English Electric 2013

Adelaide – Weekend – Jinx 2013
Teenage Disease – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter At The Feast 2013
Middle Sea – Yuck – Glow & Behold 2013

One More Drop – Meat Puppets – Rat Farm 2013
Devil On A String – Robyn Hitchcock – Love From London 2013
Sorrow – Frankie Rose – Herein Wild 2013

Snowblind – The London Suede – Bloodsports 2013
Normal Person – Arcade Fire – Reflektor 2013
Sunray Venus – Throwing Muses – Purgatory / Paradise 2013

College – Rogue Wave – Nightingale Floors 2013
Sadder Than The Moon – Future Bible Heroes – Partygoing 2013
In Your Fur – Teleman – Cristina 2013

Headlights – Hang Time – Hang Time 2013
Attic Doctor – Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse 2013
San Francisco – Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic 2013

Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? – Arctic Monkeys – AM 2013
Drown Me Out – Pity Sex – Feast of Love 2013
Dust in the Gold Sack – Swearin’ – Surfing Strange 2013

Sound Of A Void – Wax Idols – Discipline & Desire  2013
One Way Trigger – The Strokes – Comedown Machine 2013
She Will – Savages – Silence Yourself 2013

Shaker – Cosmonauts – Persona Non Grata 2013
I Think We’re Alone Now – Grooms – Infinity Caller 2013
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin – Elephant Stone – Elephant Stone 2013

Quiet Game – Guided By Voices – English Little League 2013

Freak Scene 12/13/13

The Great Curve – Talking Heads – Remain In Light 1980
Motion Movement – Blue Scholars – Blue Scholars 2005
Can You HEAR Me? – Elvis Costello And The Roots – Wise Up Ghost 2013

My Generation – The Who – Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B 1994
Folks On The Block – The Magnolias – Dime Store Dream 1990
She Cracked – The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers 1972

Jail La La – Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be 2010
Respectable – The Rolling Stones – Some Girls 1978
Slow Drip – Superchunk – Majesty Shredding 2010

Chris R. – Swirlies – What To Do About Them 1992
Black Hole Of Love – Hypnolovewheel – Angel Food 1992
The Truth About Johnny – The Raveonettes – Chain Gang Of Love 2003

Cold & Wet – Bonnie “Prince” Billy – The Letting Go 2006; Majestic Fri 12/13
I’ll Trade You Money for Wine – Robbie Fulks – Gone Away Backward 2013
Midnight Train – Don Dilego – Western & Atlantic EP 2012; Crescendo espresso Bar Sat 12/14

Porcupine – Mary’s Danish – American Standard 1992
Little Gun – Pete And The Pirates – One Thousand Pictures 2011
Standing On The Edge Of The Noise – Beady Eye – Different Gear, Still Speeding 2011

Cemetery Gaits – Los Campesinos! – NO BLUES 2013
Only A Lad – Oingo Boingo -I.R.S. Greatest Hits Vols. 2 & 3
Love Illumination – Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action 2013

I’m a Contrarian – Dan Vapid & the Cheats – Two 2013; Frequency Sat 12/14
Materialist – Bad Religion – The Process Of Belief 2002
Shreen – All – Breaking Things 1993

Party Hard – Pulp – This Is Hardcore 1998
Dancing – Bauhaus – 1979-1983, Vol.1 1981
Ice Cold Ice – Hüsker Dü – Warehouse: Songs And Stories 1987

The Man In The Santa Suit – Fountains of Wayne – Out-Of-State Plates 2005
Baby Blue – SF Seals – Nowhere 1994
Tiger Tank – Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana High Noon Fri 12/13 2013

Saints – The Breeders – Last Splash High Noon Fri 12/13 1993
Blue Spark – X – Under The Big Black Sun 1982
Dust in the Gold Sack – Swearin’ – Surfing Strange 2013
Sighting The Sound The Bats Silverbeet 1993

Freak Scene 12/6/13

Redemption Song – Bob Marley & The Wailers – Uprising 1980
African Dream – Stewart Copeland – The Rhythmatist 1985
Free Nelson Mandela – Special AKA – In The Studio With 1984

Floating Vibes – Surfer Blood – Astro Coast 2010
Arms And Danger – The Promise Ring – Very Emergency 1999
I Know You Love Me – Smoking Popes – Destination Failure 1997

Into the River – Shannon And The Clams – Dreams in the Rat House 2013
Venus In Furs – The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico 1967
Click Click – The Wedding Present – Watusi 1994

Snowflakes Are Dancing – Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze 2013
She Ain’t Speakin’ Now – of Montreal – Lousy with Sylvianbriar 2013
Spilling Lines – Poliça – Shulamith; Barrymore Sat 12/7 2013

Say What You Mean – Earl Foss’ Brown Derby – This Drinkin’ Life 2007; High Noon Sat 12/7 WORT 38th Anniv.
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss – Built To Spill – Ancient Melodies Of The Future 2001
The Devil Ain’t Lazy – Pokey LaFarge – Pokey LaFarge 2013; Stoughton Opera House Fri 12/6

Sea Of Love – The National – Trouble Will Find Me 2013
I Hope, I Think, I Know – Oasis – Be Here Now 1997
The Stand – The Alarm – Eponymous [1981-1983] Remastered 1983

Screamin’ Demon Martians Ridin’ Go-Karts In My Head – Boris The Sprinkler – Saucer to Saturn 2995; Rev Norb & Onions at Mickey’s Fri 12/6
Warsaw – Joy Division – Substance 1977-1980 1977
Sleepwalking 1 – Throwing Muses – Purgatory / Paradise 2013

Dog Said Yeah – The Hussy – Weed Seizure 2012; High Noon Sat 12/7 w/ Transformer Lootbag
Saviour – Inspiral Carpets – Revenge Of The Goldfish 1992
Instant Coffee – The German Art Students – Unreleased Demo 2014; Crystal Corner Bar Sat 12/7

Cold Hands – Black Lips – Good Bad Not Evil 2007
Is That Love – Squeeze – East Side Story 1981
Kingpin – Jake Bugg – Shangri La 2013

Where I Fell – Robbie Fulks – Gone Away Backward 2013; Harmony Fri 12/6
Clouds – The Jayhawks – Hollywood Town Hall 1992
Milkhouse Radio – Milkhouse Radio – Milkhouse Radio 2013; Brink Lounge Mon 12/9

Joan of Arc – Arcade Fire – Reflektor 2013