You guys. I made you a mixtape. And let’s get this straight – I’m not saying these are the Best Songs From A Critical Standpoint of 2011 Northwest releases, they’re just favorites that I want to share if you haven’t already discovered them this year. If you wanna get real about it, 2012 has a lot to live up to.
Tune in tomorrow for more songs in case you decide you hate these and need more to choose from!
Gifts and the Raft – The Cave Singers: Get in your car, drive till you’re nowhere near any traffic, then put this song on. “And God bless ya”
In The Sun – My Goodness: I’m not going to explain why you should listen to this one, just do it. [See Also: TCR Episode #15 with My Goodness]
On The Rocks – Grieves: You had a bad day. Grieves did too. Let him commiserate with you.
Blackout – Pickwick: This band even got a guy who was painted and acting like a statue dancing at Folklife this year. There’s a good reason why.
The Words Of The Revelator – Bryan John Appleby: I cannot express how much I love the sound of banjo. Thank you B.J.A. for bringing this song and more banjo into my life.
Tides – Ravenna Woods: This band gives you so much to listen to. I love everywhere this song goes, and if that doesn’t make sense then just listen. [See Also: TCR Episode #14 with Ravenna Woods]
Complimenting Parts – Campfire OK: If you’ve been recently dumped, maybe skip this one for a month or six. Otherwise, full speed ahead on the love train ya’ll!