Top 10s of 2011+ other things…

END OF 2011 LISTS

So, another year draws to a close and it seems like the perfect time to make a list. Primarily records we have enjoyed, as we are a record label, but then also some good things that we have experienced in the year of 2011!

Here is a list…

Simon

Washed Out “Within and Without”
M83 “Hurry Up We’re Dreaming”
Active Child “You Are All I See”
Still Corners “Creatures Of An Hour”
Helgi Jonsson “Big Spring”
The Field “Looping State of Mind”
Immanu El “In Passage”
Loney Dear “Hall Music”
St Vincent “Strange Mercy”
Little Dragon ‘“Ritual Union”
The War On Drugs “Slave Ambient”
Julian Lynch “Terra”
Innocence Mission “My Room In The Trees”
Horse Thief “Grow Deep, Grow Wild”
Coma Cinema “Stoned Alone”
Bjork “Biophilia”
Bibio “Mind Bokeh”
Atlas Sound “Parallax”
Anne Garner “Trusting a Twirled World”
Evi Vine “…and so the morning comes”
Amon Tobin “
AA Bondy “Believers”
Promise and The Monster “Red Tide”
Skuli Sverrisson “Seria II”
Apparat “The Devil’s Walk”
Twin Sister “In Heaven”
tUnE-yArDs “w h o k i l l “
Tasseomancy “Ulalume”
Real Estate “Days”
Lisa Hannigan “Passenger”
My Sad Captains “Fight Less Win More”
Philco fiction ‘Take It Personal’ and
Other Lives ‘Tamer Animals’
Daughter ‘Wild Youth EP’

Mark

Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
Action Bronson – Dr Lecter
The Field – Looping State of Mind
Destroyer – Kaputt
Gatto Fritto – Gatto Fritto
Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra
Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica
The Weeknd – House Of Balloons
Com Truise – Galactic Melt
St Vincent – Strange Mercy

Things of note this year…

Visiting Japan with Alex, Victoria and Dan and discovering that Japan is completely insane/amazing. No litter yo!

Pork Chops + Old Fashioneds from Prime Meats in Carroll Gardens followed by JB Smoove @ Music Hall of Williamsburg with Big Mike. He brought the Ruckus!

Louis CK at Beacon’s Theatre. The man is the best in the business.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken w/ Cheddar Waffles and savoy cabbage slaw with westlake cocktails @ Buttermilk Channel.

Visiting Alex and Victoria at the sonic ranch in El Paso.

Finally getting to eat at Momofuku. Steamed pork buns and all the other delights David Chang had to offer. I’d move in there if he’d let me.

Aziz Ansari at the Soho Theatre with Cathy, Luke, Robin and Aja.

The League, Jon Benjamin has a Van, Workaholics, It’s Always Sunny In philadelphia, Bob’s Burgers, Parks and Recreation, NTSF SD SUV, Community, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bored To Death and all the other shows that started and continued to be great this year.

Neil Hamburger / Tim and Eric live with Luke (who works at Bella Union!)

Discovering the many amazing Podcasts that exist, most notably Comedy Bang Bang, How did this get made? And who charted. The Earwolf network I salute you.

Spuntino’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Diner’s fried chicken sandwich with carrot relish and pickled duck eggs. Best sandwich ever. (Diner in Brooklyn, not that shithole in London).

All the amazing music played at the many Loft parties, beauty and the beats and voices collective nights. Boogie 4 life.

Primavera with the Male Bonding gang. We tore it up and saw zero bands. VIP til we die.

Eugene Mirman and Friends at the Soho Theatre (with a special surprise guest, the always amazing Daniel Kitson who completely destroyed)

ATP with Alex, Victoria and Dan and a whole host of other amazing people for the final May weekender. We let a lot of magic in. Sorry to see it end. Will miss you ATP May weekender.

Luke

The Field ‘Looping State of Mind’
Julianna Barwick ‘The Magic Place’
Real Estate ‘Days’
Oneohtrixpoint Never ‘Replica’
Kurt Vile ‘Smoke Ring For My Halo’
Shabazz Palaces ‘Black Up’
Jurgen Muller ‘Science of the Sea’
Gatto Fritto ‘Gatto Fritto’
Sandro Perri ‘Impossible Spaces’
Destroyer ‘Kapputt’

Some other things I’ve enjoyed…

Torchy’s Tacos
Egg
The Killing
Parks & Recreation
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Neil Hamburger
Hangin’ with Ganglians
Hangin’ with Papercuts
The Timid Temple
Mr Glen Kipling & The Lost Treasure Chest… Thanks Mark

Anika

St Vincent – Strange Mercy
Austra – Feel It Break
Celebration – Hello Paradise
Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo
Timber Timbre – Creep On Creepin’ On
Peggy Sue – Acrobats
Cass McCombs – Wit’s End
Julianna Barwick – Magic Place
Tune Yards – w h o k i l l

Some stuff I liked -

These cats.
This cat.
SXSW
All food except fish and some vegetables
Iceland
Cycling instead of getting the tube
Roof shows http://www.seehearclub.com/
Tasseo
Peggys

Nazanin
Kim Ki o ‘dans’
ZZT ‘Partys Over Earth’
Still Corners ‘Creatures of an Hour’
Tropic of Cancer ‘The End of All Things’
Peaking Lights ‘936’
Little Dragon ‘Ritual Union’
Wild Beasts ‘Smother’
Mark E ‘Stone Breaker’
Death In Vegas ‘Trans-Love Energies’
Dirty Beaches ‘Badlands’