Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Top 25 Albums of the first half of 2019

2019 has certainly offered us quite a few exciting new albums so far and it's shaping up to be one of the strongest years in recent memory. Just before we take a short summertime break to enjoy the sun and visit a couple of festivals here and there, we are taking a look back to the last six months and select our favorite LPs of the year so far. Here are the results in no particular order (yet not totally random):

Top 25 Albums of 2019 so far
 

 Dogrel - FONTAINES D.C.


I am easy to find - THE NATIONAL


Remind me tomorrow - SHARON VAN ETTEN


Why hasn't everything already disappeared? - DEERHUNTER


Stunning luxury - SNAPPED ANKLES


White stuff - ROYAL TRUX


Sunshine rock - BOB MOULD


U.F.O.F. - BIG THIEF


Designer - ALDOUS HARDING


The seduction of Kansas - PRIESTS
Amyl And The Sniffers - AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS
Serfs up! - FAT WHITE FAMILY
Father of the bride - VAMPIRE WEEKEND
Lux Prima - KAREN O & DANGER MOUSE
It's real - EX HEX
Dusty notes - MEAT PUPPETS
These times - THE DREAM SYNDICATE
Ex:Re - EX:RE
Ladytron - LADYTRON
Stuffed & ready - CHERRY GLAZERR
Psychedelic country soul - THE LONG RYDERS
Trust in the lifeforce of the deep mystery - THE COMET IS COMING
Proto - HOLLY HERNDON
Inside the rose - THESE NEW PURITANS
De facto - LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETE


Sunday, July 07, 2019

Live: Low @ Summer Nostos Festival (S.N.F.C.C., Athens, June 27th, 2019)


Just before their appearance at Glastonbury, Low played at Summer Nostos Festival in Athens, a free event organized by Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. This was their second and biggest show in Athens so far (check out here our coverage of their first time), in which the Minnesota trio presented highlights from their many excellent albums and of course from 2018's highly praised "Double Negative".

Check out below our photos and videos from the event, which was one of the top live performances in Athens for the first half of the year, and stay tuned for more live action in the coming weeks as our plans for July, if all goes well, include some pretty exciting names (The National, The Cure, Ride to name a few)!
 






Low - Always Trying to Work It Out (live in Athens)


Low - Last snowstorm of the year (live in Athens)