2013 Year End Lists: Christian Peslak, Saint Rich

2013 Year End Lists: Christian Peslak, Saint Rich

a few of my favorite jams of '13: (no particular order)
Cy Dune - Resentment
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street
Devendra Banhart - Never Seen Such Good Things
Kurt Vile - Shame Chamber
Dr. Dog - Rock and Roll
Celestial Shore - Valerie
Eleanor Friedberger - My Own World
Star Rover - Western Winds Bitter Christians
Ariel Pink and Jorge Elbrecht -  Hang on to Life
Akron/Family - When I Was Young
Wet - No Lie

favorite books I've read this year:

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Was This Man a Genius?: Talks with Andy Kaufman by Julie Hecht
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen
Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young
Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland
Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (33 1/3) by Kim Cooper

Saint Rich released their debut album Beyond the Drone on Merge this fall, and have shows with Eleanor Friedberger next week and a big tour with Dr. Dog coming early next year.

A full list of tour dates is below, and Beyond the Drone is on sale now in the Merge Holiday store!

Saint Rich on tour:
^ w/ Dr. Dog
Dec 12 Allston, MA - Great Scott w/ Eleanor Friedberger
Dec 13 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall w/ Eleanor Friedberger
Jan 25 New York, NY – Terminal 5^
Jan 27 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom^
Jan 28 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom^
Feb 01 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory^
Feb 03 Covington, KY – Madison Theatre^
Feb 05 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall^
Feb 07 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue & 7th St. Entry
Feb 20 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live^
Feb 22 Dallas, TX – House of Blues^
Feb 24 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom^
Feb 25 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom^
Feb 26 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory^
Feb 27 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theater^
Feb 28 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Club^
Mar 01 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater^
Mar 03 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom^
Mar 04 Vancouver, BC – Venue^
Mar 05 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre^
Mar 07 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex^
Mar 08 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater^
Mar 10 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall^
Mar 11 Omaha, NE – Slowdown^
Mar 12 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant^