Best of 2007

Before we get things rolling for the new year ...

"Comfy in Nautica"

1. Panda Bear, Person Pitch [Paw Tracks]

Website promo video

2. Studio, West Coast [Information]


3. The Black Lips, Los Valientes Del Mundo Nuevo [Vice]


4. Magik Markers, Boss [Ecstatic Peace]

5. James Murphy and Pat Mahoney, Fabriclive 36 [Fabric]

"Little Amps"

6. Times New Viking, Present the Paisley Reich [Siltbreeze]

7. Prins Thomas, Cosmo Galactic Prism [Eskimo]

"Every Single Line Means Something"

8. Marnie Stern, In Advance of the Broken Arm [Kill Rock Stars]

Chromatics - "In the City"

9. Various Artists, After Dark [Italians Do It Better]


10. Turzi, A [Kemado]

Von Spar - "Xaxapoya"

Honorable mention: Von Sudenfed, Tromatic Reflexxions [Domino] / Wooden Shjips, Wooden Shjips + bonus disc [Holy Mountain] / UGK, Underground Kingz [Jive] / Pissed Jeans, Hope For Men [Sub Pop] / Von Spar, Xaxapoya [Tomlab]

Shows: Sonic Youth @ McCarren Pool, Neil Young @ United Palace, Oneida / Simply Saucer / Alan Vega / Old Time Relijun @ Southpaw, Marnie Stern @ Knitting Factory, Times New Viking / Psychedelic Horseshit / Blues Control @ Luna Lounge, Pissed Jeans / Fucked Up @ Southpaw, Excepter @ Rockstar Bar, drinking margaritas in Dumbo after getting shut out of 77BOADRUM

Flicks: There Will Be Blood, No Country for Old Men, I'm Not There, The Taste of Tea, Inland Empire ('06), Michael Clayton, Ratatouille, Killer of Sheep, Superbad, The Host