I am happy to present the fortieth edition of the We Own This Town podcast and, consequently, the Best of 2010 yearly summary release. Putting together any Best Of list is often an insurmountable task but when paired with the avalanche of good music coming out of a relatively small area.. well, it becomes markedly more difficult. With that in mind, there are a few ground rules to make it easier:
- No Music From Future Releases.
So, the new music that’s trickled out from the likes of JEFF, Hotpipes, James Wallace, PUJOL, Caitlin Rose, etc. are ineligible until they’re official out there in their full form.
- Unfamiliarity Exempts Inclusion.
With so much good music out there I just can’t simply hear it all; despite if I hear that it is absolutely fantastic. So, bands like KORT, Casa Castile, Swing States, Shark Week, William Tyler, etc. are exempt because I simply have not heard enough to make an informed call.
- Not Everything Makes the Cut.
A Best Of podcast that included everything that caught my ear would be far too long for practicality. Bands like Ocelots, Makeup and Vanity Set, Non-Commissioned Officers, Grayces, Uncle Skeleton, Super Bowl Rocket Ship, etc. are not excluded because they weren’t worthy, there just isn’t enough room. They should still be looked into.
But enough with the jibber jabber – my rationalization is a moot point now. Please download the podcast, enjoy and let me know in the comments what feels like a egregious error in omission.
- 1. The Silver Seas – “The Best Things in Life”
- 2. Glossary – “No Guarantee”
- 3. Sunset Bros – “Dirty Talk”
- 4. Heartbeater – “Dark Horse Rising”
- 5. Tetsuo – “Banshee Mansion”
These Crystals Don’t Burn
- 6. Natural Child – “Cougar”
Natural Child 7″
- 7. Evan P. Donohue – “Endless Cadence”
Rhythm & Amplitude
- 8. The Comfies – “Shake It Like You Mean It”
The Comfies Present: Benjamin A. Harper’s Fantôme
- 9. Keegan DeWitt – “Say La La”
Nothing Shows EP
- 10. Hannah Barbarians – “Home”
- 11. Meth Dad – “Shit Show”
All Beached Out
- 12. De Novo Dahl – “Once When I Was Young”
- 13. Hands Off Cuba – “Hermeto’s Hermits”
From Arrival to Survival
- 14. Hanzelle – “I’m Sorry”
- 15. And the Relatives – “Not the Passion”
- 16. Tallest Trees – “Alouette!”
The Ostrich or The Lark
- 17. Action! – “Remember this One”
- 18. Jasmin Kaset – “Food”
Hell and Half of Jordan
- 19. Majestico – “Head & Feet”
Bright White Lady (Single)
- 20. Slowmotions – “One Day I’m Gonna…”
Square Piggy / Round Holly