Dave Martin (Update Contributor)

  • Best of 2016

    These records and musical events all provided a temporary escape from how incredibly awful this year was. 
    LPs
    1. Major Stars - "Motion Set” (Drag City)
    2. 75 Dollar Bill - "Wood Metal Plastic Pattern Rhythm Rock” (Thin Wrist)
    3. Savoy Motel - S/T (What’s Your Rupture)
    4. David Nance - "More Than Enough” (Ba-Da-Bing)
    5. Omegas - "Power To Exist” (Beach Impediment)
    6. Brian Case - "Tense Nature” (Hands In The Dark / Negative Days)
    7. Cate Le Bon - "Crab Day” (Drag City)
    8. Meet Your Death - S/T (12XU)
    9. Tyvek - "Origin of What” (In The Red)
    10. Dark Blue - "Start of the World" (12XU)
    11. Counter Intuits - “Monosyllabilly” (Pyramid Scheme Records)
    12. The Silence - "Nine Suns, One Morning” (Drag City)
    13. S.L.I.P. - "Slippy When Wet” (Sorry State Records)
    14. Gotobeds - "Blood//Sugar//Secs//Traffic” (Sub Pop)
    15. Stefan Christensen - "American Pastoral Again" / "Empty Continents" / "Cryptic Slang" (Ever/Never - C/Site - The Loki Label)\
    16. Dinosaur Jr. - "Give A Glimpse Of What Your Not” (Jagjaguwar)
    17. Old Head - S/T (Omentum)
    18. Chook Race - "Around The House” (Trouble In Mind)
    19. Heron Oblivion - S/T (Sub Pop)
    20. Ultimate Painting - "Dusk” (Trouble In Mind)
    21. Ryley Walker - "Golden Songs That Have Been Sung” (Dead Oceans)
    22. Car Seat Headrest - "Teens of Denial” (Matador)
    23. Renderers - "In The Sodium Light” (Ba-Da-Bing)
    24. Terry - "Terry HQ” (Upset The Rhythm)
    25. Estrogen Highs / Frustrations - Split (Safety Meeting Records)

    7”s / 12”s / EPs
    1. S/cks - "Sickening" b/w "New Crusades” (S/cks)
    2. Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex - "Full Moon in Gemini” (Drag City)
    3. Them Speaking Canaries - "Summer Band" b/w "He Did Send In The Army" (Chunklet / Third Uncle)
    4. Lonely Wholesome - "Savage, Lovely, Lonely” (Bad Actors)
    5. S.L.I.P.  - "Mental Abuse" b/w "Stick It” (Mind Cure / BHF Records)
    6. Rixe - "Les Nerfs A Vif” (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos)
    7. Watery Love - "Ned’s Dreamcatcher” b/w “Meg’s Dreamcatcher" (Richie Records)
    8. Mordecai - “Want To Be” b/w “Pictures of Her W/Them” (Richie Records)
    9. Good Throb - S/T 7” (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos)
    10. Triage - "Power Beat”  (Larry Tony Produzioni)
    11. C.C.T.V. - S/T (Lumpy Records)
    12. Warthog - S/T EP (Beach Impediment)
    13. Kaleidoscope - “Vol. 2, No. 1” (Katorga Works)
    14. In School - “Cement Fucker” (Thrilling Living Records)
    15. Cut Worms - "Don't Want To Say Good-bye" b/w "Like Going Down Sideways" (Randy Records)

    Reissues
    1. Träd Gräs Och Stenar - Box (Anthology)
    2. Mike Rep & The Quotas - “Hellbender” (Hozac)
    3. Angry Angles - S/T (Goner)
    4. Lord High Fixers - “the beginning of the end…the end of the beginning” (Omentum Records)
    5. Simply Saucer - “Saucerland” (Logan Hardware)
    6. Halo of Flies - "Music For Insect Minds” (Amphetamine Reptile Records)
    7. The Clean - “Getaway” (Merge)
    8. Terminals - "Uncoffined” (Hozac)
    9. Dow Jones & the Industrials - "Can’t Stand The Midwest 1979-1981” & Mr. Science - "1978-1979” (Family Vineyard)
    10. Renderers - "A Dream of the Sea” (Tinsel Ears)
    11. Stickmen With Rayguns - “Property of Jesus Christ” & “1,000 Lives To Die” (12XU)
    12. Builders - “Beatin Hearts” (Grapefruit Records)
    13. Dancing Cigarettes - "Dance Dogs Dance” (Magnetic South)
    14. Cannanes - "A Love Affair With Nature” (Chapter)
    15. Pylon - “Live” (Chunklet)
    16. Jack Rose (Three Lobed / VHF)
    17. Ivy Green - S/T (Pseudonym)
    18. Night Birds - "Who Killed Mike Hunchback” (Fat Wreck Chords)
    19. Keiji Haino - "Milky Way” (Black Truffle)
    20. La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela - The Theatre of Eternal Music - “Dream House - 78’17”” (Aguirre Records)
    21. Mars - “Mars Archive Volume 2: 11000 Volts to Tunnel” (Negative Glam / Feeding Tube)
    22. Green River - “1984 Demos” (Jackpot)
    23. Mike & The Melvins - “Three Men and a Baby” (Sub Pop)
    24. Various Artists - “I Don’t Care - Dutch Punk 1977-1983 - Volume 2” (Pseudonym)
    25. Sonic Youth - “Spinhead Sessions 1986” (Goo)

    Live shows
    1. Savoy Motel - Union Pool
    2. Renderers / Myriam Gendron - The Sump
    3. David Nance - Gateway
    4. Dead C - First Unitarian Church
    5. 75 Dollar Bill / Metal Mountains - Union Pool
    6. Counter Intuits - Cake Shop
    7. Disappears - Babys All Right
    8. Dark Blue - Nothing Changes
    9. Jackie Lynn - Transpecos
    10. Calvin Johnson - Landlocked Records
    11. 75 Dollar Bill - Other Music + Other Music farewell show :(
    12. Easy Action / Dinosaur Jr. Irving Plaza
    13. Carousel / COC - St. Vitus
    14. Career Suicide - Music Hall of Willaimsburg
    15. Fucked Up - Various places

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