2013 Year End Lists: Mike Caulo, Merge Publicity

2013 Year End Lists: Mike Caulo, Merge Publicity

Viet Cong's cassette

There is Water at the Bottom of the Ocean by Lindsay Zoladz

Majical Cloudz instructing everyone to pogo at the right points in "Mister" during their Pop Montreal showcase at La Sala Rossa

Big Star's Nothing Can Hurt Me doc

Porches.' Slow Dance in the Cosmos

Speedy Ortiz letting Lucky decide the setlist at The Beachcomber on Cape Cod during Labor Day weekend

Pretty & Nice's Golden Rules for Golden People

falling for Nina Simone

Múm at a church called Fríkirkjan in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves

Azde's sole release, despite breaking up before their first show

Staff Pick(s):

Tis the season to get familiar with Julian Koster's The Singing Saw at Christmastime. It's sort of spooky! I bought the record for my mom when it came out and she still enjoys playing it to wake up the family on Christmas morning.

I've been revisiting Spoon's Transference after discovering Jim Eno's instagram account and #LP8 hashtags. It's just as dense as I remembered it, still unfolding for me after so many listens.