Dave Martin (Update Contributor) / Recommendations

  • 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...

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  • Best of 2015

    LPs1. DICK DIVER “Melbourne Florida” LP (Trouble In Mind)2. DON HOWLAND “Life Is a Nightmare” (12XU)3. MEG BAIRD “Don’t Weigh Down the Light” (Drag City)4. COURTNEY BARNETT “Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit” (Mom + Pop)5. THE SILENCE "Hark the Silence" & "S/T" (Drag City)6. RYLEY WALKER “Primrose Green” (Dead Oceans)7. RUSSELL ST. BOMBINGS "S/T" (Smart Guy Records)8. CAROUSEL “2113” (TeePee)9. THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION “Freedom Tower” (Shove Records / Mom + Pop)10. DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE “Nashville Obsolete” (Acony Records)11. DRINKS “Hermits on Holiday” (Birth Records)12. CIRCUIT DES YEUX “In Plain Speech” (Thrill Jockey)13. SALAD BOYS “Metalmania” (Trouble in Mind)14. PROTOMARTYR “The Agent Intellect” (Hardly Art...

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