In the interest of keeping it short and sweet, Ms. Amandi announced today on Bombshell-ter Radio her top 13 Best Albums of 2013. Now we all know that there are more then 13 Best Albums of 2013 and all of them would most likely go on a Best Albums of 2013 "Master List" but for our purposes here, we distilled it to an essential 13. Not to mention, a short and sweet list of 13 is just enough to wrap your head around and a perfect place to start. Mini albums ie. EPs* are included. This year, these are the albums that made her go - boom :
Nightmares On Wax - Feelin' Good
Bonobo - The North Borders
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
Modernage - Ups & The Downs
The Hongs - Delicate Tremors
Marek Hemmann - Bittersweet
Telonius - Interface
Cut Copy - Free Your Mind
Darkside - Psychic
Phantogram - Black Out Days
Washed Out - Paracosm
Hank West & The Smokin' Hots - Starship Nighthawk
Manuvers & Yarlen - The Drive Home
And there you have it. Everything is available on iTunes, Amazon and or CD Baby. Now, go find it!
It's interesting because just in the past week, I've been reading up and listening to the works of Ernest Holmes, an American spiritual writer regarding modern metaphysics and the author of The Science of Mind. Then today I remembered that Ernest Greene, better known by his stage name Washed Out and practically the posterartist for the chillwave genre, is performing tonight at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. He's touring his second studio album Paracosm which I'll be featuring on Bombshell-ter Radio tomorrow lest you miss his live show tonight. One thing is for certain - when you are tuned in you feel it all around and it feels alright. Doors open at 8PM.
Although the official release is set for late November, we have the exclusive video premiere for Second Sky's newest single "Purpose" a science-fiction diddy of ethereal proportions about sheer lifeforce and love. Hence these key lyrics "This time we're making a plan. We'll signal ahead to make it easy to surrender." How choice is that? Directed by Meteor Tower because Meteor makes pretty. "Purpose" is the first single off of Second Sky's upcoming album later this fall and since timing is everything, this called for a special midnight release on All Souls Day.
Presenting his new alter ego Quentin Quatro! Enjoy these 70+ minutes of funky, jacking deep house and nu-disco and a bonus special sneak peek of the next QQ single "Quatrophonic" at the end of the mix, coming soon from Insect Queen Music! We already feel better this fall.
1.MR.FUNK BOOTS-IN THE NIGHT (Moulton Music)
2.CHEWY RUBS-JUST LET IT LAY (Midnight Riot)
3.EVIL K'NEIL-GET A LITTLE (To Rack & Ruin)
4.KAUF-RELOCATE (NILE DELTA REMIX) (Cutters)
5.FORREST-MARLON BRANDO (Noir Music)
6.DANSSON AND MARLON HOFFSTADT-SHAKE THAT (Play It Down)
7.MAX GRAEF AND ANDY HART-HEAVY SETTERS (Sleazy Beats Black Ops)
8.DESOS-I CAN DO (Sccucci Manucci)
9.GREEN VELVET-BIGGER THAN PRINCE (HOT SINCE 82 REMIX) (Circus Recordings)
10.ROBOSONIC AND ADANA TWINS-LA FIQUE (2DIY4 Germany)
11.JON CUTLER AND E-MAN-IT'S YOURS (NiCe7 REMIX) (Noir Music)
12.SMILEY MARK-GETTIN' READY (Bat Head)
13.SUPERNOVA-THE CIRCLE (Noir Music)
14.CASSIO KOHL-CHANGES (Manucci's Mistress)
15.INNER CITY-GOOD LIFE (MATT SMALLWOOD REMIX) (KMS Records)
16.QUENTIN QUATRO-QUATROPHONIC (Q's DEEP TRAX MIX) (Insect Queen Music)
Sigur Rós is extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world. In one word :
ethereal. You may recognize their melodies from Cameron Crowe's 2001 bella tragedia Vanilla Sky and we have music supervisor Danny Bramson to thank for that. The Icelandic band performs this Saturday, September 28 in Asheville, NC at the US Cellular Center.
Ben's Tune Up has invited AFM djs to come spin records for the BBQ Burnout Brunch featuring the Asheville Vinyl Leage (AVL), and is a record spinners collective. Bombshell-ter Radio's Ms. Amandi will be spinning the likes of Little Dragon, Gotan Project, Tipsy, Wax Tailor and Massive Attack. Plenty of snow cones, finger-lickin' food and AshevilleFM DJs to keep you groovin'. Remember to bring the fam! Noon-5PM