My 20 Picks For 2012

2012 was an interesting year for Holly and me. We learned we’d become parents, due date late January 2013. Our son’s name is Cove, he now is the proud owner of years of collecting music, and a few choice instruments. My first album came out under Nomadic Firs, which had so many weird, and exciting moments. With those two big items I give you this random list, which is a collection of Artists I heard getting played over and over again in our house. These are some of the folks that took me out of my own creations, and allowed me to just be a fan of music again. Something I honestly misplaced, and the reason I do this site. So cheers to all of you for making this last year fun for us, we appreciate it.

Mountain Range

Mountain Range

Tours

Tours

Brandon Locher

Brandon Locher

BeachesBeaches

beachesbeaches

Noble Robot

Noble Robot

Ohsowhy

Ohsowhy

 

Delano Taylor

Delano Taylor

Jaaska (FKA Nite Moves)

Jaaska

Tea Leigh

Tea Leigh

A Tree For Climbing 

A Tree For Climbing

BlakeAndrew

BlakeAndrew

ChromadaData

ChromadaData

Jonas K.P.

Jonas K.P.

The Through and Through

The Through and Through

Phantom Power

Phantom Power

Forrest James

Forrest James

Heart Island

Heart Island

Headaches

Headaches

Tiiiza

Tiiiza

Julsy

Julsy

The Through And Through Gospel Review

Photo by Susan JordAnderson

Throw back Jones might be a better moniker for Joel Marquard’s Gospel project. The concept alone, which Joel says is a tribute to the Gospel music in 40s-70s is fully realized on tracks like “Heat of the Night.”Joel’s inspiration for making these tunes comes from the heart. His father released a Gospel album as well, when he was about the same age. A cool story indeed, which fits perfectly with the purity and tone of these songs.¬† Through and Through is a side project of Marquards, whose also is in the Indie Pop band Gospel Claws. One big giant high-five to this cat, and all his dedication to bringing back one hell of a hip sound. Nab the entire record on Bandcamp, you call it. The Self Titled debut from The Through and Through Gospel Review was released October 25th 2011, but I just found it, so its brand new to me folks.