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Editor Picks Top 10 Gems (Albums) of 2010 and Final Wrap

31 Dec

The Top 10 Most Incredible Albums of 2010

Editors Top 10 Gems (Albums) of 2010

So this is it. The final post of 2010 and it’s MY list of albums. Yeah that’s right, an entire ALBUM. That’s what bands and artists do, they go into the studio and create a record for us to enjoy. The art of crafting a story and telling it to us through poems, notes and melodies. I love a record because it’s what makes a band. Nobody would read a chapter of a book and say that an author is great, you need the whole art form. An album tells you the story of a band, not a track. These are the albums that changed MY world in 2010. Albums ONLY from the bands that debuted in 2010. Some of our favorite bands only released EPs…boohoo, hopefully 2011 will give us records from these bands. Damn it’s been a great year musically. If you said this year in music sucked, then you weren’t listening or reading. If you have a friend and you’re a friend then pass along NewBandDay.com to them. It’ll be their New Years Resolution, or yours if you’re looking to be a better friend. The albums are here. So go download them…NOW! See you next year.

10. Innerspeaker Tame Impala
9. Crazy For YouBest Coast
8. Causers of ThisToro Y Moi
7. The Midnight HumThieving Irons
6. TreatsSleigh Bells
5. One of UsThe Pomegranates
4. We Built A Fire Seabear
3. Clinging to a SchemeThe Radio Dept.
2. Total Life Forever Foals
1. The Wild HuntThe Tallest Man on Earth

Other things we loved and Who we’re scoping in 2011…new LPs:
We loved Karkwa and their passionate fans
We loved Canada
We loved Sweden
We loved XX/XY duos
We loved the Pet Sound but we’re over it now.
We loved The Walkmen Lisbon

2011
We will plan the Inukshuk this year
Our first showcase will happen this year
Watch out for:
Sweet Bronco
Keep Shelly In Athens
DannielRadall
Yuck — This will be the band of 2011.
Soviet League
Still Corners
The Dewars
Jogger
XX/XX
Radiohead
The Strokes

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Read our Music Excavators Picks:
Editor Gems (Albums)
Editor Gems (Songs)
Arizona Turk Gems (Albums)
Arizona Turk Gems (Songs)
Music Muse Gems (Songs)

All the Hummingbirds

Band of the Day (10.21.10) Thieving Irons

21 Oct

BOD (10.21.10) Thieving Irons

Ahh good ol Park Slope and Brooklyn. I’d forgotten about you in all the Swedish, Danish, British and California music we’ve been posting lately. But you can’t forget about Brooklyn. Jay-Z doesn’t so why should we. So here we bring you the rustic southern rock gorgeousness that so belongs in Kentucky or Nashville but it’s in Brooklyn. Thieving Irons or Nate Martinez & Friends, makes one feel as if they just climbed to the peak of an Appalachian mountain, pulled out a leather bladder of whiskey and drained it clean. It’s good ol electric guitar solos, Gomez vocals and a southern piano tap with a flavor of KOL twang that makes for great music. They grab alt-country by the neck and drag it to a new level. They’re damn good and expect to see them on tour or at a festival in 2011. If your racking your brain because you’ve heard of Nate Martinez…riddle solved…he’s the co-founder of Pela. A few tracks posted below and a Daytrotter Session posted for your enjoyment. We can’t wait to see Thieving Irons when they visit Berkeley.

Hear:
“Ashes of the Riverbank”

Download — Thieving Irons – Ashes On The Riverbank

“Tow The Line”

Download — Thieving Irons – Tow The Line

Daytrotter Session Free Here — Daytrotter Rules

Band Members:
Nate Martinez with a rotating cast including Dan Brantigan, Mike Brown, Bryan Devendorf, Brian Kantor, Josh Kaufman, Ray Rizzo, Tom Zovich

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