Hello! I'm DJ Sanspants (the one on the right.) Here's some of my favorite music released in 2018. I actually kept it to five this time! Onto the list!
1. Palm // Rock Island
(Carpark)Rock Island is easily my #1 album this year. Justin from A Thick Mist texted me and said "I think you might like this." Holy shit was he right. Experimental math pop. Holy shit.
2. Knock Over City // It's Bad Dude
It's good, dude. I love these guys. Great indie rock from Lowell, MA. It's their first album as a three piece and I'm excited to see where their music goes from here.
3. Daughters // You Won't Get What You Want
I'm so happy Daughters is back. I loved Hell Songs and S/T. This isn't as crazy as those two, but crap is it good. Unsettling and heavy.
4. Shuttle358 // Field
I heard Shuttle358 for the first time this year because of Field and I flew headfirst into his catalog. Beautiful glitchy ambient. 12k puts out quality albums and this is no exception.
5. Beach House // 7
I'm not a huge fan of the first six Beach House albums, but I REALLY loved this one. Enough of a departure from their other output but still maintains their identity. Black Car is the standout track for me.
Other favorites from this year:
The Sea and Cake // Any Day (Thrill Jockey)
Mouse On The Keys // Tres (Topshelf)
Pllush // Stranger To The Pain (Father Daughter)
Kamasi Washington // Heaven And Earth (Young Turks)
Superorganism // Superorganism (Domino)
Steve Hauschildt // Dissolvi (Ghostly)
Geotic // Traversa (Ghostly)