The year’s burliest no-frills rock ‘n roll long player. Maybe some people talk about other bands being able to induce their audience to drink lighter fluid and smash glass bottles over each others’…
Native Cats on top!
25. Everything I loved and was meaning to get to this year. Fatherhood and the demands of work and life are slowing me down, but I’m going to get to your review soon, I promise.
R.I.P. ugEXPLODE, but the band rolls on.
23. Florian Kupfer – Lifetrax 12” EP (L.I.E.S.)
For the first half of the year I was diligently able to keep up with the onslaught of releases on the L.I.E.S. label, with the intention of reviewing each one for Still Single. Clearly this did not happen, and it seems like another dozen or so have come and gone in the meantime, with no hopes of me picking them up. I’m out of my depth here (and am unduly concerned with what Ron might feel about me reviewing his releases), and I have no intention of becoming a DJ again just to play dance music, but I really enjoyed this particular release, cassette-borne, slowed-down hissy house that transported me to a cloud of bliss for a brief moment.
22. Stillsuit – s/t (self-released)
21. Counter Intuits – s/t (Pyramid Scheme)
20. Joel RL Phelps and the Downer Trio – Gala (12XU)
Review forthcoming. Glad you’re back, Joel.
19. The Courtneys – s/t (Hockey Dad)
18. Maximillion Dunbar – House Of Woo (RVNG Intl.)
17. Life Stinks – s/t (S-S)
Lights out, San Francisco. Lights out.
16. Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys – Ready For Boredom (R.I.P. Society)
"Headlining act Red Red Krovvy paint quite the picture as they take the stage tonight – a female frontwoman with beautiful, long red locks, a drummer with a mullet, vest and no shirt, and an outrageously buff guitarist, who looks as though he could deck anyone and everyone who messes with him.”
The Guardian have the good sense to include three Chapter releases in their Australian albums of the year: Bushwalking at #10, Primitive Calculators at #8 and of course @Dick Diver’s Calendar Days takes out the #1 spot!
BWBB’s at #2.
Last week we went to ABC Studios HQ and sat on the Rage couch and the man said to say something in case our song ‘Any Day Now’ gets the number one spot in the top 50 (or any other spots). We said some really thought provoking stuff, and nobody will see it unless you click on the picture link above or below or whatever and vote it in.
Also vote for Red Foo - Let’s Get Ridiculous.
A series of reflections and lists from Crawlspace editors and artists regarding the year that was 2013.
Large overview of music in 2013 by Australian music website Crawlspace Magazine. If you’re interested in RIP Society Records, you should be interested in a lot of the writing they publish. My contribution to their 2013 in review mentions on The Melchiors, Kye Records / Graham Lambkin, Richie Records / Mordecai, All Gone Records / Roachclip, Counter Intuits, Cured Pink, Murderer, The Howling Hex and more.