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Volume, Contrast, Brilliance

Volume, Contrast, Brilliance
Saturday December 29th, 2012 with Steve Kirkland
My favourite releases of 2012 (Part 1)

First foray into my favourite releases -- predominantly vinyl, some CDs -- from 2012. Not anyone's "best of"... I am no arbiter of what passes as better than anything else... simply tasty tidbits of music I picked up over the past year. Round two next week... Happy New Year!
Side A excerpt (musical bed)
BRIAN ENO - Lux - 2012, Opal New
Ain't Nothing Wrong with a Little Longing
TREMBLING BELLS and BONNIE PRINCE BILLY - the Marble Downs - 2012, Honest Jons
Parted Ways
HEARTLESS BASTARDS - Arrow - 2012, Partisan
Madre Padre
MATT MAYS - Coyote - 2012, Sonic Canadian
Warsaw
SHARON VAN ETTEN - Tramp - 2012, Jagjajuwar
Ashen Snow
DIRTY THREE - Toward the Low Sun - 2012, Drag CIty
2B2
LAMBCHOP - Mr. M - 2012, Merge
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Side B excerpt (musical bed)
BRIAN ENO - Lux - 2012, Opal New
Banga
PATTI SMITH - Banga - 2012, Columbia
All Gone White
DISAPPEARS - Pre Language - 2012, Kranky
You Dream You See
WHITE HILLS - Frying on this Rock - 2012, Thrill Jockey
Hey Jane
SPIRITUALIZED - Sweet Heart, Sweet Light - 2012, Fat Possum
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Whore
CAN (voc: Malcolm Mooney - the Lost Tapes - 2012, Mute, originally recorded in 1969
Take Me With You When You Go
JACK WHITE - Blunderbuss - 2012, Third Man
Loser's Wall
KING TUFF - King Tuff - 2012, Sub Pop
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Side C excerpt (musical bed)
BRIAN ENO - Lux - 2012, Opal
Keep Away from My Doorstep
JFG & the IRREGULARS - Bordeaux/Berlin - 2012, Thanks to No One
Shivers (Boys Next Door cover, comp: Roland S Howard)
DIVINE FITS - A Thing Called Divine Fits - 2012, Merge
Bleeding Muddy Water
MARK LANEGAN BAND - Blues Funeral - 2012, 4AD
Keeper
FAMILY BAND - Grace & Lies - 2012, No Quarter
New Year's Eve
FIRST AID KIT - the Lion's Roar - 2012, Wichita
Well You Can Do It Without Me
FATHER JOHN MISTY (J. Tillman) - Fear Fun - 2012, Sub Pop
Hu-Matic Man
ANDRE WILLIAMS (gtr: Dennis Coffey) - Hoods and Shades - 2012, Bloodshot
Cube
the MEN - Open Your Heart - 2012, Sacred Bones
Death Dreams
P.S. I LOVE YOU - Death Dreams - 2012, Paperbag Canadian
Promise Me
SYD ARTHUR - On An On - 2012, Dawn Chorus
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the Bright Side
the LEMON CLOCKS - Now is the Time - 2012, Jam
Jeremy (Magnetic Fields cover)
the PAINS of BEING PURE AT HEART - 7-inch A-side - 2012, Slumberland
Lamb
LOWER DENS - Nootropics - 2012, Ribbon Music
Gypsum
BLUES CONTROL - Valley Tangents - 2012, Drag CIty