The Moondoggies ::: photo by Abbey Simmons
These are the local songs I loved most during 2009. I can’t ennumerate the list, believe me I tried. My absolute favorites are at the top of the list, but once you get beyond the top five–I can’t really say what my 9th and 17th favorite songs are with a straight face.
What I can tell you is that these are all songs I played on repeat. That I know every word to. That I sang along to at shows. That mean something to me. That made me dance. That got stuck in my head. That I couldn’t wait to share with my friends and those of you that read the blog. If my 2009 was a mixtape, these would be the tracks.
* “What Took So Long” by The Moondoggies | download track courtesy of Luxury Wafers | * “Alamagordo” and “Step to the Sea” by The Ironclads | download track courtesy of The Ironclads | * “We Sing In Time” by The Lonely Forest | watch video from their sold out CD release show | * “Technicolor” and “Lita” by Nurses | download Technicolor | download Lita | * “Certainly Tonight” by Widower | watch video | * “Otherside” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis | download Vs. EP | * “Hard to Be” and “In Stitches” by David Bazan |watch video of In Stitches | * “Scorpio” by Dutchess and The Duke | download Daytrotter session of Scorpio | * “Coast of Carolina” by Telekinesis | download track courtesy of Stereogum | * “For Now” by People Eating People | listen to the debut album in its entirety on Myspace | * “Lazer Beams” by Fresh Espresso | watch video | * “Young Hearts Spark Fire” by Japandroids | download track courtesy of Spinner | * “Raindrops” by Grand Hallway | download track courtesy of KEXP | * “I Have Found (Redux)” and “Goodbye” by The Maldives | watch video of I Have Found | * “All Things To All People” and “Going Home Soon” by M. Bison | download track courtesy of Obscure Sound | * “The Running Kind” by Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers | download my other favorite Zoe song courtesy of KEXP | * “Go Easy On Me” by Goldfinch * “At the Cut” by The Cave Singers | download track courtesy of Matador Records | * “Magic Mountain” by Arthur & Yu (with The Moondoggies) | watch video | * “The Town” by Macklemore | watch video | * “This Happens Every Time” by What What Now * “I Was A River” by Pearly Gate Music | listen to a live KEXP session of I Was A River | * “Down The Road” and “Let Me Fall” by Final Spins | download tracks courtesy of LHB | * “Never Turnin’ Back” by Shane Tutmarc | watch video | * “My Volvo” by Grynch | watch video |