1. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
2. Willy Mason – Carry On
3. Lucius – Wildewoman
4. The Lone Bellow – The Lone Bellow
5. Laura Marling Once I Was An Eagle
6. Paul McCartney – New
7. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get…
8. The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars
9. The Milk Carton Kids – The Ash & Clay
10. The Head And The Heart – Let’s Be Still
These were my favorites of a really solid year of music! It was tough to pick this top 10.
Vampire Weekend in the #1 spot is likely no surprise to you if you know me or read this blog. To me, there was no competition there. If you haven’t heard Modern Vampires of the City, try sitting down for a listen sometime, with an open mind. It saddens me that hype or reputation can sometimes turn people off of a band altogether, without a single note of the music being heard.
A big huge THANK YOU to everyone who reads this blog, leaves comments, likes posts, etc.
I really appreciate you! I hope I helped you discover something new in 2013…here’s to another year of great music!
Happy New Year!
The time has come for me to get super excited about the Newport Folk Festival. I’ll be at Fort Adams this time next weekend, with mvyradio. We’ll work the festival in conjunction with NPR Music, bringing live performances, photos, and updates to listeners.
Leading up to the fest, I’ll be featuring songs from artists I’m really looking forward to hearing…and at the top of the list is most definitely The Lone Bellow. This Brooklyn-based trio has incredible energy and dynamic harmonies that I cannot wait to see live!
The Lone Bellow
Newport Folk Festival
“You Never Need Nobody”
We recently started playing this song on mvyradio and it immediately caught my ear. The Lone Bellow is a trio based in Brooklyn who harmonize beautifully. Zach Williams is the primary songwriter, and it’s clear he connects passionately with the words he has written. After listening to this group perform live, I’m not surprised they were one of the first artists announced for the upcoming Newport Folk Festival.
The Lone Bellow