Lists are arbitrary and burdensome, but why not join the fun everyone else is having? We gathered our lists, separate lists for all of us, then combined them into one that had 50 albums. What you get here are the four writers/contributors of ATH, giving you their meaningless opinions on what we thought was the jam in 2017. It’s alphabetical, and we put the initials next to it so you could track down your enemy!
How is it possible we’re already through SXSW hangover week? It seems like only yesterday the ATH crew was hanging at Hotel Vegas, with Lone Star in hand, kicking off the week a couple of Sundays ago with the awesome lineup put together by Nathan and our boy Mr. Laird. As always, we move on, reflect on the fun behind us, and plan for the next great lineup or festival. Such is the beauty of living in the live music capital of the world. To look back on the festival, Nathan, Brian, and myself came up with an arbitrary list of awards with each of us picking our choice for the category.
Hit the jump for our awards, final thoughts and a few related pics from a fun, exciting, and draining week.
Just a few weeks ago I posted about the brand new 7″ from Cherry Glazer, which featured the hit, “Had Ten Dollaz.” It was a sultry rocker that I couldn’t escape, playing the tune over and over again. But, now they’ve offered up the B-Side to the 7″ they’ll be releasing for Suicide Squeeze. To me, this is probably one of the most promising young bands, and their knack for songwriting was already present on Haxel Princess, so consider this the biggest rising star for your money. You cab pick up the new 7″ today.
Sucide Squeeze already released one gem of an album from a female-fronted outfit by way of the Coathangers, but dangit if this tune from Cherry Glazerr isn’t as good or better…the single that is. The band is extremely young (2 members under 18), which is striking considering how strong this single is; it feels as mature as anything I’ve heard this year, or before for that matter. Clementine Creevy has a rather sultry voice, though there’s brief moments when she unleashes her raw power with a bit of a growl to her delivery. This single is delicious. Going to play it all weekend. It’ll be available on October 28th in the 7″ and digital formats!
Don’t think just because I’m loving my wintery tunes at the moment that I don’t appreciate a solid rock number, like this new single from Cherry Glazer. The group have just announced that they’ll be releasing their debut, Haxel Princess, on Burger Records, which will hit stores on January 14th. I like the sound of the female vocal working against the guitar in this song. There’s a softness that fits nicely against the jagged edges of said guitar that really gets me, emotionally speaking. Hope to hear more rad tracks from the band in the future.