NEWS: Tica Douglas – Bandcamp’s Best of 2017

#16 Our Lady Star of the Sea, Help + Protect Us
by Tica Douglas (TL-100)

“is an album of moments.  

The stories are all gently enclosed in small, fingerlike guitar lines,

and tenderly narrated in Douglas’s whispery voice.”

– J. Edward Keyes

read the interview


gratefully xotl

LIST: Team Love’s Favorites of 2016

album list…

listen to selections from Nate’s show on WVKR via Mixcloud:

The Goon Sax: Up To Anything (Chapter Music)

Tamar Halperin: Erik Satie (Neue Meister)

YG: Still Brazy (Def Jam)

Primetime: Going Places (La Vida Es Un Mus 7-inch)

Floorplan: Victorious (M-Plant)

Ka: Honor Kill The Samari (Self-Released)

Andy Stott: Too Many Voices (Modern Love)

Spinning Coin: Albany/Sides (Geographic 7-inch)

Suede: Night Thoughts (Columbia)

Emma Pollock: In Search Of Harperfield (Chemikal Underground)

Kamaiyah: A Good Night In The Ghetto (Kamaiyah )

Lumpy & The Dumpers: Huff My Sack (La Vida Es Un Mus)

Elucid: Save Yourself (Backwoodz Studioz)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed Ltd.)

Vivien Goldman: Resolutionary (Straubgold)

Pet Shop Boys: Super (x2)

Felicia Atkinson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma Comme Un Seul Narcisse (Shelter Press)

A Tribe Called Quest: We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Services (Epic)

Cate Le Bon: Crab Day (Turnstiles)

Betty Harris: The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul (Soul Jazz)

Tindersticks: The Waiting Room (City Slang/Lucky Dog)

Marshall Applewhite: Flying Objects EP (Yo Sucka!)

David Bowie: Blackstar (Columbia)

Schoolboy Q: Blank Face (Top Dawg/Interscope)

Elza Soares: The Woman Of The End Of The World (Mais Um Discos)

William Bell: This Is Where I Live (Stax)

Sarah Mary Chadwick: Roses Always Die (Rice Is Nice)

Omar S: The Best! (FXHE)

Lisa/Liza: Deserts Of Youth (Ordinal)

Erykah Badu: But You Can’t Use My Phone (Motown)

Half Waif: Probable Depths (DZ Tapes)

Kool Keith: Feature Magnetic (Mello)

Raime: Tooth (Blackest Ever Black)

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani: Sunergy (FRKWYS/RVNG)

David Thomas Broughton: Crippling Lack (Paper Garden/Song, By Toad)

Ela Orleans: Cirlces Of Upper and Lower Hell (Night School)

Various: Compassion Cuts, Tapes & Acetates (Major Problems)

Awanto 3: Pregnant 12” (Dekmantel)

Cam & China: Cam & China (Cam & China)

Eleanor Friedberger: New View (Frenchkiss)

Fraternal Twin: Homeworlding (Ghost Ramp)

Allen Toussaint-American Song (Nonesuch)

The Magnetic North: Prospect Of Skelmersdale (Full Time Hobby)

Sacred Paws: Everyday (Rock Action 7-inch)

Vagabon: Infinite Worlds (Father/Daughter)

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions: Until The Hunter (Tendril Tales)

Aidan Moffatt: Where You’re Meant To Be (Kiss My Beard)

Craig G: I Rap and Go Home (Soulspazm)

Pye Corner Audio: Stasis (Ghost Box)

Noura Mint Seymali: Arbina (Glitter Beat)

Melanie De Biasio: Blackened Cities (Le Label)

Stay tuned…in 2017, we turn 100. XOTL

Our favorite things 2015

Top of the list this year:

Lin-Manuel Miranda-Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording (Atlantic)

Sarah Mary Chadwick-9 Classic Tracks (Silt Breeze)

Ela Orleans-Upper Hell (HB Recordings)

Jessica Pratt-On Your Own Love Again (Drag City)

Dr. Yen Lo (Ka)-Days With Dr Yen Lo (Pavlov Institute)

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators-Happiness Is Every Style

Blur-The Magic Whip (Parlophone)

Pagans-Pirates’s Cove 9/24/79 (Thermionic)

Santiago Salazar-Chicanismo (Love What You Feel)

The Weather Station-Loyalty (Parade of Bachelors)

Synkro-Changes (Apollo)

Heather Woods Broderick-Glider (Western Vinyl)

Big Miz-Midnight Man Handle 12″ (Dixon Avenue Basement Jams)

C. Duncan-Architect (Fat Cat)

Mumdance & Logos-Proto (Tectonic)

Sleaford Mods-Key Markets (Harbinger Sound)

Bcee-Come & Joins Us (Spearhead)

Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy-Sintetizzatrice (Spectrum Spools)

Suzanne Kraft-Talk From Home (Melody As Truth)

Knife Pleats-Hat Bark Beach (Lost Sound Tape)

L’Orange & Kool Keith-Time? Astonishing! (Mello Music)

Happy Meals-Apero (Night School)

Jex-Good Timin’ 12″ (Running Back)

Gloria Ann Taylor-Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing (Luv n’ Haight)

DJ PayPal-Sold Out (Brainfeeder)

Yo La Tengo-Stuff Like That There (Matador)

Event Cloak-Life Strategies (Orange Milk Records)

High Up-Two Weeks/You Can’t Give Up On Me (self tape)

Roots Manuva-Bleeds (Ninja Tunes)

Maki Asakawa-Maki Asakawa (Honest Jon’s)

Tica Douglas-Joey (Swell Records)

Nidia Minaj-Danger 12″ (Príncipe)

Yowler-The Offer (Double Double Whammy)

New Order-Music Complete (Mute)

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment-Surf (self)

Inflatable Boy Clams-2×7″ reissue (Superior Viaduct)

Archie Pelago-Clammy Customer 12″ (Mister Saturday Night)

Will Sessions-The Elmatic Instrumentals (Fat Beats)

Spinning Coin-4 Song EP (blue tape)

Linkwood-Expressions (Firecracker)

Snoop Dogg-Bush (Doggy Style/Columbia)

Teknospray-God In Land reissue (Der Klang)

DJ Spinn-Off That Loud 12″ (Hyperdub)

Goldberg-Misty Flats (Future Days)

This Is The Kit-Bashed Out (Brassland)

Shilpa Ray – Shilpa Ray Is Last Year’s Savage (NSPY)

The archives live here.

NEW RELEASE: Long Beard – Sleepwalker

Long BeardSleepwalker (TL-88)

 

Happy Release Day!

 

New album at the TL Shop

 

or

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Listen to the stream on Stereogum.

 

And thanks to Stereogum for including  Johanna Warren and Long Beard
on their 50 Best New Bands of 2015 list.

 

SONG PREMIERE: The Lowest Pair – Shortning Bread

2015-07-09 at 10.07 PMSHORTNING BREAD

The Lowest Pair debut a new-old song in Paste Magazine

I Reckon I’m Fixin’ on Kickin’ Round to Pick a Little 

is available July 24, 2015

(preorder now) from the TL Shop.

Thanks to Paste, who recently named

The Sacred Heart Sessions (released February 24)

one of 25 Best of 2015 so far.

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