A Year End List from Joe Smyth of Nine Mile Records and Touring
Joe Smyth help us keep our Austin theme today, as he’s one of the folks helping get Austin acts (and others) out on the road. But, more importantly, he’s a scavenger of music news, so he’s given us a couple of great lists…one a shout out to the blogs that turned him onto great music…and the other just a general best of list. Peruse as you must, and if you have touring needs…check out Nine Mile Touring.
This is a list of records that I loved this year from bands that I wouldn’t have heard of otherwise without reading a premiere/feature from a blog.
Stef Chura – Midnight (Saddle Creek – s/o Stereogum)
Dumb – Club Nites (Mint Records – s/o Austin Town Hall)
Great Grandpa – Four of Arrows (Double Double Whammy – s/o Goldflakepaint)
Long Beard – Means to Me (Double Double Whammy – s/o Stereogum)
Control Top – Covert Contracts (Get Better Records – s/o The Grey Estates)
Dehd – Water (Fire Talk – s/o Austin Town Hall)
Martha – Love Keeps Kickings (Dirtnap Records – s/o The Grey Estates)
Half Thought – Half Thought (self released – s/o The Alternative)