1 • Not a '14 release, but new to KRCC. Grab this EP from Battleships. You won't regret it. In fact, here are two tracks:
"Retrospect" & "Your Words" from Battleships | Album: To You
2 • Someone must have moved the island. SubPop just gets better and better. Without a Face by Luluc
3 • 4AD alums GusGus have moved to Kompakt for their past three albums and we seem to keep missing them. There's usually panicked discovery of a new release, it's downloaded, a CD is burnt and rushed to Vicky for airplay. Jeff had a few moments with this song this year. This track is Airwaves from the release Mexico.
4 •Flyying Colours: somewhere in between my goth/techopop phase in the late 80s and my late 90s postrock adventure, a good one at that, fell my shoegazer phase--a phase I've always felt was too short and one I'm happy hear make a resurgence. Here's Flyying Colours from Melbourne, Australia (currently touring with Johnny Marr). Here are Not Today (2014) and Like You Said (2013) .
Here's one from their 2013 release (my favorite) the Flyying Colours EP.
5 • Accidental find... and perhaps my album of the year. On the wonderful 4AD, this is SOHN from the release Tremors with Artifice.
I live in a household addicted to the song of the day from the Current, KCRW, and KEXP. The next tracks are me taking advantage of my partner's generosity. (Thanks Chris.)
6 • Lost in the Trees - Rites
This video scares the hell out of me for some reason... makes the song even better.
7 • Fairchild - Dancer
Okay... one more.
8 • James Young - Dark Star
9 • Tycho - Awake (Live at KEXP)
10 • Washed Out -
I know it turns out to be an Urban Outfitters commercial... but this song... it's amazing.
This list goes to ELEVEN! Ladies and gents, I give you Jungle, all tracks from their self-titled release.
And for my Oscillation Propagation fans looking for a recommendation: check out Sonny Fodera's album After Parties & Aeroplanes.
Happy Holidays! -Delaney