Who hasn't uttered the cockneyed catchphrase, "We formed a band.....We formed a band!" at least 30 times this year?
For me, you might have to raise that number to 1500 times.
Yes, it's those sloppy British bombastic guitar riffs, that have made us foam over this record throughout the year.
It's fun and loose with the start/stop motion of speaking rather than singing, that keeps us coming back for more.
Formed A Band mp3
Good Weekend mp3 both from Bang Bang Rock and Roll
Superchunk was put on the backburner earlier this year for frontman Mac McCaughan. That decision paid off, with one of the stronger releases of the year- Portastatic's Be Still Please.
As if running Merge Records wasn't enough, McCaughan somehow found time to construct well written pop with the help of guests Laura Cantrell and Annie Hayden. With the addition of lush arrangements involving string sections, and keyboards, this is a well constructed gem, that may have been overlooked by many this year.
Hey, check out that guy on the album cover....it's McCaughan himself.
What doesn't this guy do?
Getting Saved mp3
I'm In Love (With Arthur Love)mp3 both from Be Still Please