Employee Top Ten's for 2009



for the year 2009
 
 ALLISON   ANDY
ALLISON’s top 10
(in alphabetical order)

Bill Callahan - Sometime I Wish We Were an Eagle (Drag City)
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone (Bloodshot)
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - White Lunar (Mute)
Girls - Album (True Panther)
The Horrors - Primary Colours (XL)
Intelligence - Fake Surfers (In the Red)
Chris Knox - Not Given Lightly 10 inch
Jeffery Novak - After the Ball (LMN)
Thee Oh Sees - Help (In the Red)
Tyvek- Tyvek (Siltbreeze)

reissues:
Pisces - A Lovely Sight
(Numero Group)
The Monks - Black Monk Time and The Early Years 1964-1965
(Light in the Attic)
The Feelies - Crazy
  ANDY’s Favorites of 2009
Meth Teeth - Everything Went Wrong
Thee Oh Sees - Help
Fresh & Onlys - Debut
Smith Westerns - S/T
Ty Segall - Lemons
Ganglians - Monster Head Room
Amen Dunes - Dia
Bachelorette - My Electric Family
Real Estate - S/T
Socow - Socow

Other '09 Releases I liked
Desolation Wilderness - New Universe
Diagonals - Valley of the Cyclops
The Intelligence - Fake Surfers
Fresh & Onlys - Grey Eyed Girls
Brilliant Colors - Introducing

Reissued,
Unearthed, et al
Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
Girls At Our Best! - Pleasure
Mo-Dettes - Story So Far
Pisces - A Lovely Sight
Monks - The Early Years 1964-1965
Jacques Dutronc - Et Moi Et Moi Et Moi
39 Clocks - Pain It Dark
Hubble Bubble Reissues
Heidelinde Weis - Der Superman
Warlus - Songs
Death - ...For the Whole World to See
George-Edwards Group - 38:38
Various - Singapore A-Go-Go
Mulatu Astake - New York-Addis-London
Trevor Ryan - Introducing Trevor Ryan



 ANGIE
The Cream that Floated to the Top: 2009 Releases
Bachelorette, My Electric Family
Andrew Bird, Noble Beast
Broadcast & the Focus Group, Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
Cold Cave, Love Comes Close
Dead Man's Bones
Diagonals
Dirty Projectors, Bitte Orca
Fever Ray (dlx version), Fever Ray,
The Fresh & Onlys, Grey-Eyed Girls
Fuckbuttons, Tarot Sport
A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Delivrance
The Horrors, Primary Colours
The Intelligence, Fake Surfers
Thee Oh Sees, Help
Moderat, Moderat
Pastels/Tenniscoats, Two Sunsets
St. Vincent, Actor
Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions, Through the Devil Softly
Socow, (Brian Kelly)
The Strange Boys, The Strange Boys and Girls Club
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It's Blitz!

Golden Eggs: Re-Discoveries & Noteable Enlightenments
Bachelorette, Isolation Loops
The B-52's, The B-52's/Wild Planet/Mesopotamia
Group Doueh, Treeg Salam "Streets of Peace", Dakhla, Western Sahara
The Jesus & Mary Chain, Stoned & Dethroned
Liquid Liquid, Liquid Liquid
The Modern Lovers, The Modern Lovers
Gary Numan and Tubeway Army, Replicas
Nina Simone, Little Girl Blues
Henry "Texas" Thomas, Texas Worried Blues: Complete Recorded Works 1927-1929
Unrest, Perfect Teeth/Isabel Bishop

Cookies & Milk:
Favorite Children's or Child-Friendly Recordings
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, The Essential Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
Lead Belly, Lead Belly Sings for Children
Ruth Crawford Seeger, Animal Folk Songs for Children
Pete Seeger, American Folk Songs for Children
Peter, Paul, and Mary, Peter, Paul, & Mommy
Jose-Luis Orozco, Diez Deditos & Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America,
Elizabeth Mitchell, You are My Little Bird
Mr. Leebot, Robot Dance
Ella Jenkins, Jambo and Other Call and Response Songs and Chants
The Jellydots, Hey You Kids!
Woodie Guthrie, Songs to Grow on For Mother and Child
Vince Guaraldi Trio, Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Frances England, Fascinating Creatures
Frances EnglandJohnny Cash, The Johnny Cash Children's Record
Gene Autry, The Essential Gene Autry
W. K. Amoaku, African Songs and Rhythms For Children
  The Good Stuff You Can Make BUTTER From:
2009 Re-Issues/Tributes/Compilations
The Feelies, Crazy Rhythms
Pisces: A Lovely Sight NUM029, Rockford, Illinois, Numero Group, 1969
Smart's Place, Eccentric Soul NUM027, Wichita, Kansas, Numero Group, 1963-1975
Mulatu Astatke, New York-Addis-London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975
The Sound of Wonder, "Lollywood"
Crayon Angel: Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill
The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses
The Monks, Black Monk Time, The Early Years (1964-1965)
Comet Gain, Broken Record Prayers
Serge Gainsbourg, Histoire de Melodie Nelson
Black Devil Disco Club Presents: The Strange New World of Bernard Fevre,
My Bloody Valentine, Before Loveless
The Seeds, The Seeds
Siouxsie & the Banshees, Nocturne (Live @ Royal Albert Hall), London, England
Death, ...For All the World to See

Quiche: Favorite Books (we carry in the store)
The Velvet Underground NY Art, Johan Kugelburg
There's Nothing Wrong With You (Hopefully), by Michael Sieben
Shindig Magazine!, ed. Jon "Mojo" Mills
The Roots of Texas Music, by Lawrence Clayton and Joe W. Specht
The Romantic-Goth A-Z Coloring Book, Heather Stanley
Pop 60's, Magnum Photos & Anthoney DeCurtis
New Masters of Poster Design: Poster Design for the Next Century, John Foster
Juxtapoz Poster Art, Juxtapoz Magazine
Gig Posters Volume 1: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century, Clay Hayes
Bande A'part: New York Underground 60's, 70's, 80's, Glen O'Brien

(Wine) and Cheese:
Favorite or Memorable Live Shows
Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ ACL
Sky Saxon and the Seeds w/ DJ Sue & Fuzz Club @ the Scoot Inn (RIP, Sky Saxon)
St. Vincent @ Waterloo Records
No Mas Bodas @ Emo's
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears @ Waterloo Records
Kingdom of Suicide Lovers @ the Scoot Inn
James Hand @ Waterloo Records
Dirty Projectors @ Antone's
Dan Deacon @ Emo's
The Axemen/Woven Bones/Crystal Antlers @ the Broken Neck Warehouse
Andrew Bird @ Waterloo Records

Thanks Everyone! IT WAS A YUMMY YEAR!!!
     
 BILL   BOBBY
BILL top-o-the-tops in 2009
1) Throbbing Gristle live in New York
2) Caroline Peyton re-issues
3) Larry Norman re-issues
4) The Scott Walker movie "30th Century Man"
5) Dead C "Secret Earth"
6) Cheap Trick "The Latest"
7) Clientele "Bonfires On the Heath"
8) Gardenellas 1st official show Beerland
9) The Clean "Mister Pop"
10) Emmitt Rhodes "Recordings 1969-1973"
11) Pisces "A lovely Sight"
12) Girls "Album"
13) Big Star box set
14) Seeing Lady Friend debut at Moose Lodge (later called Lady Royal)
15) All 30 of the Robert Pollard-related releases that came out
  BOBBY’s TOP TEN
METAL ALBUMS OF 2009

1.Slayer-World Painted Blood
2.Megadeth-Endgame
3.Behemoth-Evangelion
4.Shrinebuilder-Shrinebuilder
5.Mastodon-Crack The Skye
6.Russian Circles-Geneva
7.Lamb of God-Wrath
8.Absu-Absu
9.Serpent Throne-The Battle of Old Crow
     
 BRIAN
  CARSON
Brian's top ten new releases of 2009:
The Pretty Things - Philippe Debarge
Paul Messis - Stuck in Society b/w The World is Square 45
The Higher State - Darker by the Day
Jeffrey Novak - After the Ball
Thee Oh Sees - Help
Pisces - A Lovely Sight
Os Haxixins - Depois de um LSD b/w Espelho Invisivel 45
Meercaz - s/t
Bare Wires - s/t
Static Static - Psychic Eyes

Brian's top ten reissues of 2009:
13th Floor Elevators - Sign of the Three Eyed Men boxset
Jacques Dutronc - Et Moi Et Moi Et Moi 1966-69
Death - For the Whole World to See
The Scientists - Swampland
Velvet Underground - Singles 1966-69 boxset
Milan - Hell Bent for Leather
Zero Boys - Vicious Circle
The Mandrake Memorial - Puzzle
Miguel Abuelo et Nada - s/t
2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage and Psychedelia from USA and Destination Records

Fave DVD release:
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  n no order

1. unn O))) - "Monoliths and Dimensions"
2. Current 93 - "Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain"
3. Wolf Eyes - "Always Wrong"
4. Cold Cave - "Love Comes Close / Death Comes Close"
5. Om - "God is Good"
6. Ghost Moth - "11/11: The Duality and the Hidden Third"
     
 CHIP   CYNTHIA
(Not in any order) :
Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Gomez - -New Tide
Big Pink - a Brief History of Love
Kryptic Minds - One of Us
Voluntary Butler Scheme - At Breakfast, Dinner, Tea
Dangermouse and Sparklehorse -
Dark Night of the Soul
Reverend and The Makers -
A French Kiss in the Chaos
Slow Club - Yeah So
Jesse Woods - EP
Subway - Subway II

must mentions :
autoKrantz - Animal
Amorphous Androgynous - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble mix CD
Bugged Out Mix - Hot Chip
Bugged Out Mix - Brodinski
Graham Coxon - Spinning Top
Young Gods - Knock on Wood
  Hey Everybody! Welcome to my best of the best of the best for the year 2009!

Books! Books! Books! Look at them pretty
pictures go:
Herakut-The Perfect Merge
Isabel Samaras-On Tender Hooks
Tina Berning-100 Girls on Cheap Paper
R. Crumb-Book of Genesis
Beautiful/Decay (Upper Playground and Juxtapoz look out, these guys are going to soak up all your street cred)
Michael Sieban-There's Nothing Wrong With You (Hopefully) (Upper Playground)
El Mac/Retna-Alianza (Upper Playground)
Logan, Seville's Finest (On the Run)

The albums that impacted me enough to still be excited about them at the end of the year:
Moon & Moon-VII Acts of an Iron King
Sunn o)))-Monolilths and Dimensions
Tom Waits-Glitter & Doom
Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard-'Em Are I
Cold Cave-Love Comes Close
Antony and the Johnson-the Crying Light
Titus Andronicus-The Airing of Grievances

And then, the light fuzzies that happened along the way... I probably couldn't tell you track listings on these babies, but I still enjoyed them plenty!
Lightning Bolt-Earthly Delights
Andrew Jackson Jihad-Only God Can Judge Me
Aids Wolf-Dustin' Off the Sphynx
Greymachine-Disconnected
Black Moth Super Rainbow-Eating Us
Mount Eerie-Wind's Poem
Beruit-March of the Zapotec
Akron/Family- Set 'Em Wild Set 'Em Free
Russian Circles-Geneva
Bob Log III-My Shit is Perfect
Woods-Songs of Shame
Busdriver-Jhelli Beam
The Heavy-The House that Dirt Built
Dirty Projectors-Bitte Orca
     
 DEREK   DJ BONEHEAD
D.Lewis' 2009
Recession Proof List:

Albums
Venture Brothers - The Music Of JG Thirlwell
El Michaels Affair - Enter The 37th Chamber
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
Kat Edmonson - Take To The Sky
Clutchy Hopkins Meets Lord Kenjamin - Music Is My Medicine
Q-Tip - Kamaal/The Abstract
Dethklok - Dethalbum II
Brownout - Aguilas And Cobras
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
V/A -Daptone Gold

DVDs
Watchmen:: Ultimate Cut
Afro Samurai:: Complete Murder Series
Justice League:: The Complete Series
True Blood:: The Complete First Season
Battlestar Galactica:: The Plan
The Big Bang Theory:: The Complete Second Season
Superman:: The Complete Animated Series
Trick R Treat

Th-th-th-that's all folks!
  (MHYH Records, www.myhouse-yourhouse.net)
Top 10 of 2009

The Orb - Baghdad Batteries : Orbsessions Vol. 3
(Malicious Damage Records / Darla) CD

Air - Love 2(Astralwerks) CD

Kevin Saunderson - History Elevate(Fabric) CD

Magda - Fabric 49(Phantom Sound & Vision) CD

Rich Medina and Bobbito present - The Connection, Vol. 1(R2) CD

N'Dambi - Pink Elephant(Stax Records) CD

Kraftwerk Remasters(Astralwerks - Caroline) CD

VA - Hacienda Acid House Classics(New State Entertainment) CD

Ben Armstrong and Randal Seoung - Wrong Turn(MHYH Records) 12"

Voodeux - The Paranormal(Mothership) LP
     
 ERIK   EDMUND
LP's
Ratas Del Vaticano - Mocosos Pateticos (siltbreeze)
Fontana - S/T (X! Records)
Silk Flowers - S/T (PPM)
Hornet Leg - Ribbon of Fear (K Records)
Cold Cave - Cremations (Hospital Productions)
Ye Old Maids - God Blessed Us, Mother Dressed Us (Art Fag)
Gay Beast - Second Wave (Skin Graft Records)

45's
Sess - ABC/ Brain Roster (Slovenly)
Charlie and the Moonhearts - Drop In Dropout (Tic Tac Totally)
XYX - Momento Acido Contemporaneo (Skulltones)

Tape
Fresh & Only's - Bomb Wombs (Fuck It Tapes)

   The Black Heart Procession - Six
Box Elders – Alice and Friends
Christmas Island - Blackout Summer
The Clean – Mister Pop
Daniel Johnston – Is And Always Was
Fresh & Onlys - Debut
Future Of The Left – Travels With Myself…
Here We Go Magic – Self Titled
Hex Dispensers – Winchester Mystery House
Intelligence – Fake Surfers
Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy
Lotus Plaza - Floodlight Collective
Nadja – When I See The Sun Always Shines On TV
A Place To Bury Strangers – Exploding Head
Smith Westerns – Self Titled
Spits - IV
Telekinesis – Self Titled
Wye Oak – The Knot
Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs
Yppah – They Know What Ghost Know

Ridiculous song I can't get outta my head:
"Tastebuds" by King Khan & BBQ Show

My 2009 Real World Musical Highlights
Going to Gonerfest in Memphis, TN. My apologies to the Artisan Hotel (especially the pool)
Seeing My Bloody Valentine and refusing to wear any hearing protection
Seeing DEVO once again and making a complete ass out of myself
Seeing Danzig and Glenn’s bald spot at Fun Fun Fun Fest
Finally busting out of the practice space
     
 ESME   IAN

Albums I Loved:
Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career
Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs
Yussuf Jerusalem - A Heart Full of Sorrow
Girls – Album
Death - …For the Whole World To See
King Tuff – Was Dead
Jeffrey Novak - After the Ball
Jail – There’s No Sky (Oh My My)
Landlord - Lifers
The Obits - I Blame You
Thee Oh Sees - Help
Real Estate - Real Estate
Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

Favorite Local Releases:
Follow That Bird! - Monofonus Press 10" One Sider
YellowFever - YellowFever LP
Golden Boys - Electric Wolfman
John Wesley Coleman III - Steal My Mind
The Strange Boys - The Strange Boys & Girls Club

Favorite Re-issues, EPs, inches, etc:
*Emmit Rhodes – Emitt Rhodes Recordings 1969-1973
*The Vaselines - Enter the Vaselines
*The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms & The Good Earth
  re-issues
* Arthur Russel - Love is Overtaking Me vinyl re-issue
*Black Mamba - Golden Birthday EP
*Brown Recluse - Soft Skin EP
*Charles Leo Gebhardt IV - Unfaithful EP
*Fergus & Geronimo - Tell It, In My Ear b/w

  The Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Beirut- March of the Zapotec / Real people Holland
Akron Family - Set 'em Wild, Set 'em Free
Woods - Songs of Shame
J.G. Thirwell - The Venture Bros. (Music From The Series)
Secret Chiefs 3 - Le Mani Destro Recise Degli Ultimi Uomini
The Black Hear Procession - Six
Dead Man's Bones - Dead Man's Bones
Sean Lennon - Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Undead
Om - God is Good
A Place to Bury Strangers - Exploding Head
VA - Science Fiction Dance Party
VA - The Sound Of Wonder
VA - Siamese Soul: Thai Pop Spectacular Vol. 2 1960's - 1980's
     
 FINNER HAMMERHEAD
FINNER TOP TEN
Mastodon - Crack The Skye
Russian Circles - Geneva
Zombi - Spirit Animal
Decemberists - Hazards of Love
Baroness - Blue Album
Pack of Wolves - Betrayer LP
Flight Of The Conchords - I told you I was freaky
Black Math Horsemen - Wyllt
Saviours - Accelerated Living
Where The Wild Things Are - OST 
  Top Ten Hits For Hammerhead
All 4 Jesus lizard reissues
Caspian
Death
Gifts from Enola
Twilight sad
Russian circles
Mono
Place to Bury Strangers
Dinosaur jr
Black math horseman
Slayer
     
 JAY JESSIE
JAYs Top 10 in no order
Frank Turner
Poetry of the Deed

Chuck Ragan
Gold Country

Chris Wollard & The Ship Theives
Self Titled

Municipal Waste
Massive Aggressive

Pinhead Gunpowder
Kick Over The Traces

Strike Anywhere
Iron Front

The Big Pink
BriEf History Of Love

No Friends
Self Titled

Avett Bros
I and Love and You

Coalesce
OX
  JESSIE’s Favorite Songs from 2009 in no particular order (Song-Album-Artist)

Wrenchers for the Heart Hurt

Singing Joy to the World–Ruminant Band-Fruit Bats
How Your Heart is Wired–Blue Lights on the Runway-Bell X1
Sugar-Magnolia-Wooden Birds
Trouble Weighs a Ton–Keep it Hid-Dan Auerbach
Giant of Illinois (Handsome Family cover)-Dark Was the Night-Andrew Bird
The First Day of Spring–The First Day of Spring-Noah and the Whale
El Paso–Long Haul Ep-Jonny Burke
Hollow Talk-This is for the White in Your Eyes-Choir of Young Believers
What You Reckon, What You Bleed-Molina and Johnson
Bracket, WI-Dark Was the Night-Bon Iver
Belated Promise Ring-Around the Well-Iron & Wine
Lost Hiker-Outside Our Gates-Liz Durrett
Sandman, The Brakeman and Me-Monsters of Folk-Monsters of Folk
Two Intangibles Can’t Be Had-Sarah Jaffe
Nothing’s Good-Ocho-Collin Herring
Donkey-Belly of the Lion-Ola Podrida
A Light In the Field-The Tide and the Current-Telegraph Canyon

Happy, Sexy, Fun
Basic Space-The xx
Janglin-Up From Below-Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
1901-Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix-Phoenix
Empty-Bombay Bicycle Club
To Kingdom Come-Manners-Passion Pit
Fangela- Here We Go Magic-Here We Go Magic
Hatari-tUnE YaRdS

Rock...Rawk
Hunchback-Childish Prodigy-Kurt Vile
Dim the Aurora-Dim the Aurora-Monahans
Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up-Strange Boys and Girls Club-Strange Boys

Older Songs That Have Meant a Ton to Me This Year
Nothin’ No-The Moonstation Band-David Vanderveld
Fruits of My Labor-World Without Tears-Lucinda Williams
Roscoe-Trials of Van Occupanther-Midlake
     
 JON HAHN
  JON HORNE
Picks for 2009
- BEATLES remasters in mono or stereo
- Jeff Beck “Performing This Week Live at Ronnie   Scotts” DVD/CD
- Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississipi
- John Martin - Solid Air (Deluxe Reissue)
- John Zorn - O’o
- John Zorn - Alhambra Love Songs
- Najma Akhtar/Gary Lucas - Rishte
- Mamadou Barry - Niyo
- James Brown - The Singles Volume 7 : 1970-1972

BOOKS
- Various Artists - Numero #33 Light: On The South Side   book+2LP
- Bill Bruford - The Autobiography
- Ethan Russell - Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones,   Altamont and the End of the Sixties
  Death - For The Whole World To See
Sons Of Hercules – A Different Kind Of Ugly
Lost Crusaders – Have You Heard About The World
Norton Records Acetate Series 4 Volumes LP Only
Bones – Not Now
Nashville Pussy – From Hell To Texas
Kid Congo & The Monkey Birds – Dracula Boots
Love Collector - 7” single “My Baby Goes Waaah!”
Riverboat Gamblers – Underneath The Owl
Introverb – Machine
Black Joe Lewis – Tell Em What Your Name Is
     
 KELSEY   KERBY
Kelsey's Austin Local Top 10
(in alpha order "betical")
Kristina Boswell - Shack Tracks
Diagonals - Valley of the Cyclops
Harlem - Free Drugs
David Israel - Say Goodbye To Sorry
Black Joe Lewis - Tell Em What Your Name Is
Literature - Tour EP
Manikin - Stop The Sirens
Pillow Queens - Kukoo Legit
Strange Attractors - Sleep And You Will See
Strange Boys - And Girls Club

Honorable Mention:
Larry Shannon Hargrove - UT Football Song

Kelsey's Other Top 12 (alpha)
Black Heart Procession - Six
Box Elders - Alice & Freinds
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Chain & The Gang - Down with Liberty, Up with Chains!
The Clean - Mister Pop
Clues - Clues
Cold Cave - Love Comes Close
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - S/T
Daniel Johnston - Is And Always Was
Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
Radio City - Class Of '77 (Re-Issue)
VA - Pakistan - Sound Of Wonder
 

Kerby’s Favorites of 2009
Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – It’s Blitz!
Ida Maria – Fortress ‘Round My Heart (pictured w/ me @ SXSW 2009)
Alela Diane – To Be Still
Headless Heroes – The Silence of Love (w/ Alela Diane)
The Flaming Lips – Embryonic
Vivian Girls – Everything Goes Wrong
The Grates – Teeth Lost, Hearts Won
The Big Pink – A Brief History of Love
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
St. Vincent – Actor
Florence & the Machines - Lungs
Girls - Album

     
 LINDA    MARTIN
LINDA Top Ten
1. Yussuf Jerusalem - A Heart Full of Sorrow
2. Fresh and Onlys - Bomb Wombs
3. John Wesley Coleman III - Steal My Mind
4. Brian Henry Hooper - The Thing About Women
5. Jack O & The Tennessee TearJerkers - The Disco Outlaw
6. Golden Boys - Thee Electric Wolfman
7. Bare Wires- Artificial Clouds
8. Tim Cohen - The Two Sides of Tim Cohen
9. Buzzer - The West
10. Higher State - Darker By The Day
11. Reigning Sound - Love and Curses

Re-issues, etc.
Pisces - A Lovely Sight
JT IV - Cosmic Lightning
The Sea-Ders - The Sea-Ders
Jacques Dutronc - Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi
The Pretty Things - Philippe DeBarge
The Wilde Flowers - The Wilde Flowers
45s
Lovetaps - Love 'Em or Leave 'Em
Sic Alps - L'Mansion
Hunx and his Punx- Dontcha Want Me Back
The Mantles - Don't Lie
Davila 666 - Primero Muerta
Fresh & Onlys /Dan Melchoir Un Das Menace SPLIT
Jack Oblivian - Sweet Thang
Ty Segall - Cents
Crusaders of Love -She's a Rebel
Andre Ethier - The Running of the Bulls
Crystal Stilts - Love is a Wave
Fergus & Geronimo - Tell It (In My Ear)

  Sam Baker – Cotton
Sparse, rural, storytellin’ genius

James Hand – Shadow on the Ground
Solid old-style country & western beer drinking & honky tonkin’ music

Tom Freund – Collapsible Plans
Underrated folk-pop writer from LA lyrically engaging

Kat Edmonson – Take to the sky
Jazz but done in her own style. Great back-Up

Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox – Conjuntazzo
Traditional if spiced up texano gold

Voices Of A Grateful Nation
Wads of local artists rendering heartfelt tunes to worthy cause

Walter Hyatt –Some Unfinished Business
His family treats us to more of the late songsmith, capable of almost all genres, this set has a nice flow

Geoff Muldaur and the Texas Sheiks
Some of Bruton’s last sessions – all star texas line-up to support the 60’s legend

Greencards – Fascination
Further refinement of bluegrass band originally formed in Austin TX, fun stuff

Seth Walker – Leap Of Faith
Bar band blues, big band sound, Ft. Worth born, produced by Gary Nicholson
     
 RUSSELL
RUSSELL'S 2009 POST COMB-OVER TOP TEN
(PLUS ONE TIMELESS SWISS JEWEL)

BACH: Partitas Nos. 1, 5, and 6. Murray Perahia, piano. Sony 88697443612.
This recording demonstrates anew how great a loss it would have been if Perahia had not fully recovered from his second and most recent hand ailment.

CARTER: String Quartets Nos. 2-4. Pacifica Quartet. Naxos 8559363 (63694393632).
Elliott Carter, born in 1908, continues to compose major works in his 101st year--his new Flute Concerto will be premiered by the Boston Symphony in 2010--and the Pacifica Quartet plays his five string quartets so marvelously that I wish he would write a sixth quartet just for them.

HANDEL: "Furore" (opera arias). Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset, conductor. Virgin Classics 509995190382.
DiDonato gives her all in this collection of arias devoted to different aspects of a woman's fury, the cumulative impact of which proved to be something of a turn-on.

MACMILLAN: St. John Passion. London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Colin Davis, cond.
My response to this 90-minute work has been more positive than the mixed reception afforded it by the critics, but it ultimately made the list because Colin Davis, who was 80 years old at the time of the work's premiere, inspired such a commanding, top-notch performance.

MALAWSKI/K. MEYER: Piano Trios. Altenberg Trio Wien. Challenge Classics 72310 (60891723102).
I still have my LP recording from over 20 years ago of Krzysztof Meyer's Piano Trio, so I couldn't have been happier when this new CD recording of the work was released, especially since it is paired with Artur Malawski's compelling trio. (Note: the Meyer is ten minutes longer than indicated in the printed timings)

MOZART: Piano Concertos Nos. 7, 12, and 23. Leon Fleisher, piano and conductor; Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. Sony 88697435052.
Fleisher is better suited to Concerto No. 12 than any pianist I have heard, and his performance of Concerto No. 23 now ranks alongside Wilhelm Kempff's in my affections (though it must be said that Kempff receives stronger orchestral support).
     

SCHUMANN: Music for Cello and Piano. Steven Isserlis, cello; Denes Varjon, piano. Hyperion CDA 67661 (03457117661).
I had the highest expectations for this CD because Schumann is one of Isserlis' heroes, and it pleases me to report that Isserlis rose to the occasion beautifully.

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.5; Francesca da Rimini. Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela; Gustavo Dudamel, cond. Deutsche Grammophon 02894778022
The best recorded example yet of Dudamel's fantastic achievements with this youth orchestra (also go to YouTube to watch the performance by Dudamel and the SBYOV of the second movement from Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10--WOW!).

"Tragediennes 2" (Baroque arias). Veronique Gens, soprano; Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset, cond. Virgin Classics 509992165742. A sequel that for once is at least as exemplary as its predecessor, so let us hope Gens gives us "Tragediennes 3".

"Song of Songs". Stile Antico. Harmonia mundi SACD HMU 807489 (09304674896). These Renaissance settings of the Song of Solomon are so exquisitely performed and recorded that this CD might very well serve you better on a hot date than a Sinatra CD.

The following is only available from Switzerland and not through Waterloo, but I still had to include it on the list:
THEW: 12 settings of Rhaeto-Romanic poems for a cappella chorus. Vocal Ensemble Hottingen Zurich (recorded 2009);_"Fetes de Noel": piano works by Liszt, Liapunov, Busoni, and Bartok. Warren Thew, piano (recorded 1983). Liverpool Record DMR 766 (no barcode!).
Warren Thew (1927-1984) was best known for his legendary feats as a pianist, drawing effusive praise from the likes of William Kapell and Nadia Boulanger, but he was also a very fine composer, and in 1982-83 he completed 40 choral settings of Rhaeto-Romanic ­­­­poems, 12 of which are included on this CD (and which would be ideally suited to Austin's own Conspirare). As for "Fetes de Noel", Thew's final recording project as a pianist (he rarely made recordings, as he loathed the process), I'll never forget my first encounter with the original LP release because I couldn't imagine better performances of any of these works, yet these completely unedited recordings were not released in his lifetime because Thew broke off the project, though even now they still sound perfect to me.
     
 MATT   MICHELLE
Matt's Favorite New Releases And Reissues For 2009
Andrew Jackson Jihad - Can't Maintain
Ascent Of Everest/We All Inherit The Moon - split 12"
Balmorhea - All Is Wild, All Is Silent
Caspian - Tertia
Castevet - I Know What A Lion Is
Death - ...For The Whole World To See
Dolcim - Guillotine Ride
Double Dagger - More
Future Of The Left - Travels With Myself And Another
Gifts From Enola - From Fathoms
Abner Jay - True Story Of Abner Jay
Jonsi & Alex - Riceboy Sleeps
Mi Ami - Watersports
Mono - Hymn To The Immortal Wind
My Bloody Valentine - Before Loveless
Obits - I Blame You
The One Up Downstairs - s/t 7"
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - s/t
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix A Place To Bury Strangers - Exploding Head
Pocahaunted - Passage
Propagandhi - Supporting Caste
Russian Circles - Geneva
Superchunk - Leaves In The Gutter
Monks - Black Monk Time reissue
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson reissue.
  Michelle’s Favorites of 2009
Akron/Family Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free
Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion
Atlas Sound:Logos
Bachelorette:My Electric Family
Balmorhea: All is Wild, All is Silent
Beirut: March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland
Camera Obscura: My Maudlin Career
Crystal Antlers: Tentacles
Death: For the World to See
The Intelligence: Fake Surfers
My Bloody Valentine: Before Loveless
Thee Oh Sees: Help
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: self titled
Pisces: A Lovely Sight
Radio City: Class of ‘77
Twilight Sad: Forget the Night Ahead 
     
 NATHANIEL    PATRICK
NATHANIEL PRINCETON CARDACI III

When one thinks of 2009 what does one think'
Is it of the waves the crashed upon our musical wanderings
or something a little less pondering
slight
unique
not in the least

SUPERCHUNK - LEAVES IN THE GUTTER
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART - S/T
BARE WIRES - ARTFICIAL CLOUDS
BRIAN GLAZE - GREEN LIVING <3
COLD CAVE - CREMATIONS, LOVE COMES CLOSE
THE CLEAN - MISTER POP
RADIO CITY - CLASS OF 77' reissue
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS - EXPLODING HEAD
FRESH AND ONLYS - GREY-EYED GIRLS
NODZZZ - S/T, TRUE TO LIFE 7'
  Patrick’s five-and-five

albums
Heaven Knows – The Woes
Reliably incredible live, Brooklyn’s Woes have struggled to capture their stompin’, hollerin’, instrument swappin’, roots-y energy on record. Heaven Knows comes very close. The revolving cast of players have settled into a steady line-up, and this release is their finest hour. At the center of the exuberant banjos, French horns, organs, and accordions is the distinctive voice of Osei Essed. Osei’s agile vocals range from croon to growl to moan to roar. 2009 brought The Woes to Austin for the first time. Don’t miss them when they come back.

Magnolia – Wooden Birds

Live in Louisville – Carrie Rodriguez
Recorded in 2007 at the Brown Theater while opening for Lucinda Williams. Carrie’s set draws heavily from her solo debut Seven Angels on a Bicycle (2006). The band seems to have grown into these songs on the road. Carrie’s assured vocals trade some twang for some soul, an evolution more pronounced on her 2008 release She Ain’t Me.

Make-Out With Violence OST– The Non-Commissioned Officers
Here are some things I know: 2 discs. 44 songs. This soundtrack is longer than the movie it represents. Any description of the movie would be misleading. The Non-Coms are from Nashville & a couple of them act in the movie. Restrained pop craftsmen making audacious choices make toes tap. Loving & caring for & torturing a zombie who used to be your unrequited love is complex. And so is this album. Go find it and listen to it. I can’t get track 12 on disc 2 out of my head. Since October.

I and Love and You – The Avett Brothers

shows
Dr. Dog @ The Parish (4/21/09)
The Woes @ Momo’s (1/22/09)
The Avett Brothers @ ACL (10/2/09)
Carrie Rodriguez @ Cactus Café (4/3/09)
{{{sunset}}} @ 1000 Brass (7/3/09) 
     
   
  PAUL   SHEILA  
  Paul’s Top 10 Physical objects occupying (or formerly occupying) space in our store

V/A “Sound of Wonder” LP/CD
V/A “I Woke Up One Morning in May” LP
Samandtheplants “The EFT” CD
V/A “Wizz V2” LP/CD
“Wallace and Gromit: The Complete Collection” BR/DVD
V/A “Raks Raks Raks” LP/CD
Group Doueh “Treeg Salaam” LP/CD
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore:
“The Best of... What's Left of... Not Only... But Also...” DVD
V/A “Mata La Pena” LP
Robert Crumb “Genesis” BOOK

Reissues
Faust “IV” LP
Serge Gainsbourg “Bonnie & Clyde” & “Historie de Melody Nelson” LPs
Chrome “Alien Soundtracks” & “Half Lips Machine Moves” LPs
Monks “Early Years” LP/CD
M Ashraf “Dekha Jaye Ga” & “Uf Yeh Beevian” 10”s {not actually available in our store or any story for that matter)
  Sheila’s Picks from 2009

New Music
Animal Collective “Merriweather Post Pavilion” (Domino)
Girls “Album” (True Panther)
Washed Out “Life of Leisure" EP (Mexican Summer)
Antony and the Johnsons “The Crying Light” (Secretly Canadian)
Fuck Buttons “Tarot Sport” (ATPR)
Omar Souleyman “Dabke 2020: Folk & Pop Sounds of Syria” (Sublime Frequencies)
The xx “XX” (Young Turks)
Wildbirds and Peace Drums “The Snake” (Leaf)
Etienne Jaumet “Night Music” (Domino)
Group Doueh “Treeg Salaam” (Sublime Frequencies)

Reissues/Recently Unearthed
Black Devil Disco Club Presents The Strange New World Of… Bernard Fevre (Lo Recordings)
V/A “The Sound Of Wonder! Rare Electronic Pop from the Lollywood Vaults 1973-1980” (Finders Keepers)
Blood Is Red: Dario Argento Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set (Dagored)
The Feelies “Crazy Rhythms” (Bar None Records)
Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras “Catholic” (Macro Recordings)
Brian Eno / Moebius / Roedelius “After The Heat” (Bureau B)
Joyce, Nana Vasconcelos, Mauricio Maestro “Visions Of Dawn (Paris '76 Project)” (Far Out Recordings)
Live Performances
Plutonium Farmers - Final show of their year-and-a-half Monday-night residency at Austin Moose Lodge
Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers - Littlefield in Brooklyn
Weird Weeds - Pecan Street Festival, Austin Moose Lodge
Halloween with Butthole Surfers & Peaches - Stubbs
Hooray for the Riff Raff - Mardi Gras & 2009 SXSW
Kingdom of Suicide Lovers - 2009 SXSW, Beerland
Jesus Lizard, Death, Fuck Buttons - Fun Fun Fest
My Bloody Valentine - Austin Music Hall
Gayle Gold - AwthumFeth 2009 SXSW
Foot Patrol - Pecan Street Festival
The Homosexuals - 2009 SXSW
Attic Ted reunion - 2009 SXSW     
 
         
  SLIPPY    TRACEY  
  r.crumb roundtable with francoise mouly and art spiegelman at bass concert hall
tom waits - glitter and doom live LP
tony milliionaire "the art of.."
monty python - almost the truth documentary
ivan brunetti's "ho"
butthole surfers - halloween at stubbs with paul leary dressed as stevie ray vaughn!
the sound of wonder LP
pogues live at stubbs
tom waits live in dallas
Dicks sxsw inducted into Austin music hall of fame. (as I wipe a tear away from my eye.)
Devo at SXSW!! devolution now!!
and last but not least Andy Dick cast as Bilbo in Guillermo Del Toro’s "The Hobbit"
  TRACEY’s Top 20 Releases
1. Davila 666- s/t
2. Pains of Being Pure of Heart- s/t
3. Box Elders - Alice & Friends
4. So Cow - s/t
5. Radio City - Class of '77
6. Fresh & Onlys - Grey-Eyed Girls
7. Smith Westerns - s/t
8. Bare Wires- Artificial Clouds
9. Hunx & His Punx - Gay Singles
10. Ty Segall - Lemons
11. Intelligence - Fake Surfer
12. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
13. Spits - IV
14. Woods - Songs of Shame
15. Thee Oh Sees - Help
16. Death - ...For the World to See
17. Thomas Function - In the Valley of Sickness
18. Lover! - No Dreams Please EP
19. Superchunk - Leaves In the Gutter
20. Akron/Family - Set 'em Wild, Set 'em Free

Best 7"'s
1. Nodzzz - True to Life
2. GG King - Adult Rock
3. Shannon & the Clams - Hunk Hunt 
 
 
  SARAH       
  Sarah Malíka's top musique choices of oh nine & film!
Black Devil Disco Club - The Strange New World of Bernard
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (re-release)
Va/Nigeria 70 The definitive story of 1970's funky lagos
Mulatu Astatke- The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975
Hauschka- Snowflakes and Carwrecks
A Hawk and a Hacksaw- Déliverance
Dirty Projectors- Bitte Orca
Va/ The Sound of Wonder
Fever Ray- Fever Ray
Moderat- Moderat
Bjork- Voltaic
Fevre



  Film
Treasures IV:
American Avant-Garde short films, 1947-1986

Science is Fiction: the Films of Jean Painleve

 
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