At this point in the year, I start to feel like a marathon runner heading into the last mile. Will I make it over the finish line before I collapse? Stay tuned to find out — the answer may surprise you! Either way, I held it together long enough to compile another epic list of new singles, videos, cover tunes, remixes and resurrected classics for your weekend perusal, enjoyment and edification. And as always, I even went off the beaten path to track down dozens of entries you won’t find anywhere else. Today’s highest-stepping, Tinnitist-approved cuts (including all the numbers in this section) are tagged with a 👟. If the shoe fits:
1 | Gel | Mental Static
2 | Klubber Lang | This Place
3 | Parquet Courts | Plant Life
4 | Quicksand | Missile Command
5 | One Step Closer | Time Spent, Too Long
6 | J Hacha De Zola | Faded
7 | Robert Plant & Alison Krauss | Can’t Let Go
8 | Billy Bragg | Sexuality
9 | Animal Sun | Safe Not Sound
10 | Voivod | Planet Eaters
11 | Sly & The Family Stone | Sing a Simple Song (Live at the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival)
12 | Elvis Costello & The Imposters | Paint The Red Rose Blue
13 | The Rave-Ups | How Old Am I?
14 | The Poppermost | Mr Johnson’s Christmas Party
15+16 | Joey Quiñones | For You + On Taitt St.
17 | Ben Osborn | Are We The Flood?
18+19 | Boris | Pardon? + Last Christmas
20+21 | Kim Gordon & J Mascis | Abstract Blues + Slow Boy
22+23 | BNH Deluxe | Earth Is Somewhere Out There + Turntable
24+25 | The Carvels NYC | I Want You Around + My Little Troll