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Light Pollution (Live @ Black Sparrow, West Lafayette 12/2/10)






MP3: || “Good Feelings” ||

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2010 Half-Year List!

Man the year’s flying by! Here’s a bunch of my favorite albums, EPs, and 7″s so far this year, in alphabetical order. What’s some of your favs? Comment with them!

Albums

Albatross – Bugs, Berfday, Gum
Allo Darlin’ – Allo Darlin’
Beach House – Teen Dream
Beach Fossils – Beach Fossils
Caddywhompus – Remainder
Citay – Dream Get Together
Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here?
Fang Island – Fang Island
Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
Free Energy – Stuck On Nothing
Harlem – Hippies
Light Pollution – Apparitions
Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
Mount Carmel – Mount Carmel
Surfer Blood – Astrocoast
Suckers – Wild Smile
The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt
Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
Trouble Books – Gathered Tones
Vampire Weekend – Contra
Wild Nothing – Gemini
Young Mammals – Carrots

EPs

Former Thieves – The Great and Alleged Great
Ghost Mall – Goons
Glitter Bones – Returning The Magic
Hooray For Earth – Momo
James Blake – CMYK
Keepaway – Baby Style
Megachurch – Megachurch
Tanlines – Settings

7″s

A Lull – “Weapons For War” b/w “Spread It All Around”
Cloud Nothings – “Didn’t You” b/w “Even If It Worked Out”
Family Trees – “Dream Talkin”
Gauntlet Hair – “I Was Thinking…” b/w “Our Scenery”
Japandroids – “Younger Us” b/w “Sex and Dying in High Society”
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Say No To Love” b/w “Lost Saint”

Phantogram/Light Pollution 5/17/10 Live @ Grog Shop, Cleveland OH

Quite an interesting crowd (full of nerds and wannabe hippies) filled into the Grog Shop last night for the trip-hopping indie pop duo Phantogram, and the up-and-coming Chicago shoegazers Light Pollution. To be completely honest, I dig Phantogram’s sound and all, but I went to this show to see Light Pollution. After seeing them on accident seven months ago with I Need Sleep, I have been closely following their band’s touring and upcoming debut album Apparitions. In their first show on the tour with Phantogram, Light Pollution explosively ran through songs from the debut, including one of the best tracks of the year, “Good Feelings.” After they finished, I talked to the drummer, Matt, for quite a long time, and he just seemed really grateful of the place his band is at right now. We talked of their label Carpark Records, the Chicago scene, and hopefully playing more shows in Indiana this coming school year. I spent so long talking to him that I missed out on the beginning of Phantogram’s set. They were no doubt entertaining, but somewhat disappointed me. Their music wasn’t loud enough at all, and as a duo they really don’t do much on stage. The chick played a few notes on the synths and the dude hit a few riffs on guitar, but they left the bulk of their tracks to the digitalized beats. Nonetheless, I had a really good time hanging with some old friends and seeing some vibrant young bands.  Hit the jump for a sweet video of “Good Feelings” by Light Pollution and a bunch of photos.

P.S. The Phantogram video below is not very good, cause you can’t see anything. They were using a strobe light the entire show but decided for the last song not to turn it on till the end.

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