It was a bit of a slower week for us on the new music side of things, but we still had a few jams for from the last week of July. You’ll see some recurring artists here like Tummyache and Meatbodies but also new to us music like The Enigmatic Foe or Treeboy & Arc. It’s a shorter one this week so it should be great for your Monday morning or afternoon commute. Stay dry!
We’ve got lives over here, so we’re not likely to ever get a cool playlist up on a Friday, and due to Memorial Day, sometimes we don’t get it up on a Monday. But, in case, like our friend Marc from the Midgetmen, you don’t have time to read things or listen to people’s thoughts, we made you a playlist. You don’t even have to really click on the site, you can just open the Spotify player and enjoy your jams. So, if you were wondering what hits we thought were worth your time last week, well my friends, here they are!
Phew, the end of the year really snuck up on me this time and it’s crazy to think we are moving on from the 2010s. Before we do so, Nathan and I of course want to share some of our favorite things from the year for those of you who care to hear our opinions. I am typically the songs guy and Nathan usually takes on the albums, so here it is, my favorites from this year. Hit the jump for my list and a Spotify playlist to take with you.
We’re now only a few short weeks away from the end of another amazing year in the music industry. We ATH kids went all list, all the time this year with a whole bunch of opinions about top albums, top Oceanic albums, top Austin albums and even one about albums you’ve probably never heard of. We like music, we like lists, and we like debating about both lists and music, so deal with it. I’m continuing our insane foray into lists this year end season with my personal Top 25 songs of 2017.
A quick blurb and full list after the jump.
It’s hard to believe, but SXSW is officially upon us in a couple of weeks and we’re here to try and keep you as informed as we can until then. An easy way for us to do that is with a handy dandy playlist over on Spotify featuring some of the bands we think you should pay attention to during the week. Sure the playlist has a ton of songs, but you can skip the ones you don’t like right? If you think we missed something big, you’re free to let us know in the comments section. We’ll be bringing you some artist spotlights real soon.
You ask for it, we got it. We had many requests for a Spotify playlist of our top songs for 2012, so we made an account and got the playlist uploaded. Now keep in mind that ATH tends to talk about some obscure stuff from time to time, so many of our top songs aren’t streamable on Spotify. We did the best we could. Follow that jump for playlist.
There was big news recently about Spotify bringing their all-you-can-eat music service to America hammering the tech sites and delighting music fans. Now, this concept is nothing new to me as a long time subscriber and advocate of Microsoft’s Zune Pass. It has however been a chore to evangelize the merits of renting your music catalog. Let’s face it, there is a warm fuzzy around “owning” your music, isn’t there. But let’s go over the Top 5 reasons why you subscribe to a music service, especially as there are now several great multi-platform services to choose from.