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2013 Year End Lists: Jay Lowe, Indie Retail Coordinator

2013 Year End Lists: Jay Lowe, Indie Retail Coordinator

Top 10 Records:
Deafheaven - Sunbather
Kvelertak - Meir
Heartsounds - Internal Eyes
Mikal Cronin - MCII
The Love Language - Ruby Red
A Wilhem Scream - Partycrasher
Alkaline Trio - My Shame is True
William Tyler - Impossible Truth
Baroness - Live at Maida Vale - BBC
Touché Amoré - Is Survived By

Top 10 Shows:
Circle Takes the Square @ The Fest 12 - Gainesville, FL
The Lawrence Arms @ The Fest 12 - Gainesville, FL
A Wilhelm Scream @ The Fest 12 - Gainesville, FL
Nothington @ The Fest 12 - Gainesville, FL
Alkaline Trio / Bayside @ The Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC (this show was actually not that awesome but I had never seen ALK3 before so they get a pass)
Neutral Milk Hotel @ The National - Richmond, VA
R Kelly @ Pitchfork Music Festival - Chicago, IL
Deafheaven @ King's Barcade - Raleigh, NC
White Lung @ Pitchfork Music Festival - Chicago, IL
Mikal Cronin @ Pitchfork Music Festival - Chicago, IL

Top 9 Miscellany:
My bowling team (Wolf Splitzers ) winning the Splitzkrieg season XI championship
My bowling team (Wolf Splitzers ) winning the Splitzkrieg season XII championship (back-to-back baby!)
The Fest 12 in general
The Lawrence Arms announce first record in 8 years (guess what will be #1 on next year's list)
Helping make the greatest video ever for Superchunk - "Me & You & Jackie Mittoo"
Discovering www.jadedpunk.com
The screaming deal I got on my first trail bike
Tower 7 enchiladas in Wrightsville Beach, NC
Bullseye Bicycle celebrates one year in business