Thursday, December 23, 2010

2010



Here is a list of albums and events that proved to make 2010 unforgettable. If push came to shove, and I had to pick an "album and show of the year" it would be a tie between Burzum's Belus and Best Coast's Crazy For You (both controversial artists in two very different ways) and then the best live event being the amazing return of Sleep.

It was a great year guys, thanks to all the musicians and friends who made it possible.

Best,
Love Lion

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The Best of 2010 (in no particular order)

LADY GAGA
Beach House - Teen Dream (Sub Pop)
Etienne Jaumet - Night Music (Domino) (confession, this came out in 2009, but I didn't find it until January 2010)
Best Coast - Sun Was High (So Was I) 45 (Art Fag)
Best Coast - Crazy For You (Mexican Summer)
Margik Markers/Sic Alps - Tour Only 12" (Yik Yak Records)
Sylvester Anfang II - Commune Cassetten (Blackest Rainbow)
Ken Camden - Lethargy & Repercussions (Kranky)
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead (Strut)
Blessure Grave - Judged By 12, Carried By 6 (Release the Bats)
Sun Araw - On Patrol (Not Not Fun)
Caribou - Swim (Merge)
LA Vampires Meets Zola Jesus (Not Not Fun)
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh (Universal Motown)
Phil Cohran - Armageddon (Katalyst)
Pantha du Prince - Black Noise (Rough Trade)
Cacaw - Cacaw (Permanent)
Dum Dum Girls - Blissed Out (cassette) (Art Fag)
Fielded - Terrageist (Catholic Tapes)
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid (Bad Boy)
Geffika - Geffika (cassette) (Love Lion)
Emeralds - Does it Look Like I'm Here? (Editions Mego)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (4AD)
Amen Dunes - Murder Dull Mind EP (Sacred Bones)
Wild Nothing - Gemini (Captured Tracks)
Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal (Editions Mego)
Julian Lynch - Mare (Olde English Spelling Bee)
The Dream - Love King (Def Jam)
High Confessions - Turning Lead Into Gold... (Relapse)
Dirty Beaches - True Blue/Sweet 17 45 (Zoo Music)
Purple Rhinestone Eagle - The Great Return (Stank House/Love Lion)
Blut Aus Nord - What Once Was... Liber I (Debemur Morti)
Angel Olsen - Lady of the Waterpark (cassette) (Love Lion)
Tinsel Teeth - Trash As The Trophy (Load)
Dead C - Patience (Badabing)
Brain Idea - Survival Scrolls (Permanent)
Games - That We Can Play (Hippos In Tanks)
Burzum - Belus (Back on Black)
SleepOver - Outer Limits 45 (Forest Family)
Deathspell Omega - Paracletus (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)
Electric Wizard - Black Masses (Rise Above Religion)
Phil Cohran - African Skies (Captcha Records)
Heavy Winged - Sunspotted (Type)
Woodpecker Wooliams - Sleeping Under Dark Suns (cassette) (My Dance the Skull)
No Joy - Ghost Blonde (Mexican Summer)
Sleep
Over - s/t (cassette) (Night People)

(((SHOWS)))

Thrones - Empty Bottle
Best Coast - Empty Bottle/Pitchfork/Metro
Sleep/Ga'an - Logan Square Auditorium
Joan Jett - 7/11 Parking Lot
Omar Souleyman - Grant Park
Solvent - Home Sweet Home, New York
Enslaved - House of Blues
Cacaw - Ball Hall
John Wiese - MCA (Wire Festival)
Julian Lynch - Gravity Records, North Carolina
Cropped Out Festival, Louisville, Kentucky
The Clean - the Bottom Lounge
Riccardo Muti - Millennium Park

Wednesday, December 22, 2010



-LL03- (SOLD OUT)
Purple Rhinestone Eagle's "The Great Return" is now available! Limited to 100, hand-numbered gold cassettes, $5.


For Mail Order contact emily@reckless.com. Also, soon to be for sale at Reckless Records (Chicago), Cafe Mustache (Chicago), Aquarius Records (San Francisco), Academy (New York), Gravity Records (North Carolina), and select stores in Portland, Oregon.

Saturday, December 4, 2010



Pretend Nina says E/MM. Yours truly is DJing Beauty Bar (1444 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago) this Sunday. Get weird from 10-2.


Thursday, December 2, 2010


Angel Olsen (or is it Angela Babbler) is now touring with Will Oldham's new band, the Babblers. Check out the following link with footage from their debut show in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Here is the rest of their tour dates.

T
he Babblers will be opening each night with a short set before Bonnie Prince Billy & The Cairo Gang perform.

Bonnie Prince Billy & The Cairo Gang:
12/01 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
12/02 – Columbia, SC @ The White Mule
12/03 – Charlotte, NC @ The Neighborhood Theatre
12/04 – Durham, NC @ Reynolds Industries Theatre
12/05 – Richmond, VA @ The National
12/08 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
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