Itâ€™s that time of year again! Punknews has invited some of our pals to submit their Best of 2014 lists. To kick things off, Peter the Elf Dog is happy bring you the lists of Tim Browne (Elway), a collective list of 2014 favorites from Ex Hex, and Garrett Dale (Red City Radio).
Tim Browne (Elway)
Leagues Apart: Brief Interviews With Hideous Men
Cats? Aye! RecordsLittle is known about Leagues Apart other than that their members seem to be celebrities at Fest and best friends with all your favorite bands. Their debut LP is not to be overlooked, though, as it is an energetic and well-executed punk record with challenging and interesting song and lyric writing.
Jenny Lewis: The Voyager
Warner Bros.Still and forever one of the best voices indie has ever offered the world. Cutting, personal, honest, brutal lyrics and hooks the size of fucking planets.
Bobby Barnett: Little Wounds
Self-ReleasedAny fan of Captain We're Sinking's phenomenal 2013 effort, "The Future Is Cancelled," knows that Bobby Barnett is capable of tugging relentlessly at heartstrings with his lyrics and melodies. This record seems a natural continuation of that model of songwriting, with a scope of misery-laden lyrical content that would make Fyodor Dostoevsky blush and some of the most unique guitar playing you'll ever hear on an acoustic album.
Ex Hex Top Ten things from 2014
In no particular order
- Pentagram show in Minneapolis at Mill City Nights
- King Tuff Black Moon Spell LP
- The Clean Anthology LP Reissue/ Merge
- Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds show in Cincinnati at Mid Point Music Fest
- Brooks Headley's veggie burgers
- Slant 6 Soda Pop Rip off LP reissue/ Dischord
- Ed Schraders Music Beat Party Jail LP
- Man Made LP reissue Teenage Fan club/ Merge
- Black Bananas Electric Brick Wall LP
- Hammered Satin/The Tip/Dirt City show at Smash in DC
Garrett Dale (Red City Radio)
The Holy Mess: Comfort in the Discord
Red Scare Industries
Sturgill Simpson: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
High Top Mountain
Shovels & Rope: Swimmin' Time
- Off Prince
- Leagues Apart