2013 Year End Lists: Simon Wojan, King Khan & the Shrines

2013 Year End Lists: Simon Wojan, King Khan & the Shrines

Top 10 Albums:
1. Danny Brown - Old
2. William Tyler - Impossible Truth
3. Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument
4. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
5. Dirty Beaches - Drifters / Love Is The Devil
6. Wolf Eyes - No Answer: Lower Floors
7. Chuck Johnson - Crows In The Basilica
8. Earl Sweetshirt - Doris
9. The Haxan Cloak - Excavation
10. Cakes Da Killa - The Eulogy

Top 10 Shows:
1. Soft Moon @ Lido, Berlin
2. Shannon & The Clams @ Monarch, Berlin
3. Cakes Da Killa @ FestsaalKreuzberg, Berlin
4. Emptyset @ CTM Festival
5. Charlie Parr @ Monarch, Berlin
6. DJ Rashad @ Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin
7. White Fence @ Westgermany, Berlin
8. Mykki Blanko @ CTM Festival
9. Lady Leshurr @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
10. All time favorite live band: THE SPITS!

Top 10 reads 2013:
1. Poor Economics by Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo
2. The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor
3. Woody Guthrie: A Life by Joe Klein
4. The German Genius by Peter Watson
5. Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell
6. The Children of Light and The Children of Darkness by Reinhold Niebuhr
7. Dancing In The Glory Of Monsters by Jason K. Stearns
8. Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded The World by John Szwed
9. Sex At Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethà
10. Black Skin White Masks by Frantz Fanon

Top 10 Events:
1. Getting married
2. The release of "Idle No More" by King Khan & The Shrines on Merge Records
3. Spending a weekend with Charlie Parr in Berlin
4. Enjoying the movies of Jeff Nichols
5. Playing a jewish wedding in the jungle mountains of Puerto Rico
6. Curating a night with Glenn Jones, Michael Chapman and Ashraf Sharif Khan for the dutch music festival "Le Guess Who"
7. Witnessing the 2013 flood in Calgary during the Sled Island Festival and enjoying the house parties that came with it.
8. Berlins CTM Festival 2013
9. BBQ at The Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX
10. Visiting Sun Ra's grave in Birmingham, Alabama

R.I.P. Walter Frosch, André Cassagnes, Marcella Pattyn, Narendra Dabholkar & Lou Reed!!!

King Khan & the Shrines' Idle No More is available now on CD, LP and digital in the Merge Holiday store.