Sunday, December 29, 2013

Best Albums of 2013

Welcome to the 7th (and hopefully not the last) OngakuBaka Top 10 albums of the year list. Before we jump right in to our picks, we’ll explain the guidelines for the selection process. 

 1. These records are in no particular order. 

2. No live records, “Best of” collections, box sets, or re-issues. The albums chosen had to be material released in 2013. 

 3. This is a collaborative effort between the two of us, and if we didn’t agree that an album deserved to make the cut, it didn’t make the list. 

 4. There are plenty of full-lengths we never got a chance to listen to, forgot about, or never had time to fully digest, so don't freak out if you don't see your personal favorite in our list. 

 With that said, here are our honorable mentions for 2013:

White Hills - So You Are... So You'll Be
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin
Run the Jewels - s/t
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
Apparat - Krieg und Frieden

And now, without further ado, our top 10 records of 2013:

1. Psychic Ills - One Track Mind

2. Deerhunter - Monomania

3. Future of the Left - How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident

4. Wild Moth - Over, Again

5. Suuns - Images Du Futur

6. Jamaican Queens - Wormfood

7. Pissed Jeans - Honeys

8. Fuzz - s/t

9. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

10. Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

Saturday, December 14, 2013

VIDEO: Travel Check - 66$

New track and video from Travel Check's upcoming EP on Howlin' Banana Records to be released this January. Video directed by The Attic Video. Download the track for free via bandcamp.

- Dan