2015 Favorites

Every year we list out our favorite records for the year, and this year is no different.  It was a busy year for music, but not such a busy year for Sugarblast, as our release schedule is very deliberately smaller than it was with Dromedary Records.  While we do have some fun plans for 2016, the Sugarblast release schedule will not be of the scope that we once did with Dromedary.  People just don’t buy records anymore, so we started this label so that we could work on a smaller scale with our very favorite noisy artists, and do other things to help expose people to interesting new music that we like.

What you can look forward to in 2016 is a new and improved Signal To Noise program, with lots of awesome changes.  We’ll have more info for you in the upcoming days about that.

But meanwhile, our favorite records of the year:

1. The Splits: II (Dirtnap)
2. The Hex Dispensers: III (Alien Snatch) – Not on Spotify, so here: https://thehexdispensers.bandcamp.com/…
3. Kerbivore: All Dressed (Unblinking Ear) – Not on Spotify, so here: https://unblinkingearrecords.bandcamp.com/…
4. Radioactivity: Silent Kill (Dirtnap)
5. Dick Diver: Melbourne, Florida (Trouble In Mind)
6. Vacation: Non-Person (Don Giovanni)
7. Eleventh Dream Day: Works For Tomorrow (Thrill Jockey)
8. Sharkmuffin: Chartreuse (Little Dickman)
9. Metz: II (Sub Pop)
10. The Kyle Sowashes: Everybody (Anyway)
11. Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love (Sub Pop)
12. Bunnygrunt: Vol. 4 (Happy Happy Birthday to Me)
13. The Sharp Medicine: Forty-Five Revolutions Per Minute (The Sharp Medicine)
14. Beach Slang: The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us (Polyvinyl)
15. Swervedriver: I Wasn’t Born to Lose You (Cobraside)
16. Dilly Dally: Sore (Partisan)
17. Protomartyr: The Agent Intellect (Hardly Art)
18. Various Artists: Through The Static And Distance: The songs of Jason Molina (Burst and Bloom)
19. Fuzz: II (In The Red)
20. Sweet Talk: Double Perfect (12XU) – Not on Spotify, so here: https://sweettalk123.bandcamp.com/
21. Warm Soda: Symbolic Dream (Castle Face) – Not on Spotify, so here: https://soundcloud.com/castle-face-…
22. Bully: Feels Like (Columbia)
23. Palehound: Dry Food (Exploding In Sound)
24. Kurt Vile: b’lieve i’m goin down (Matador)
25. Wussy: Public Domain (Shake-It)
A couple of records that I really liked but aren’t on Spotify that are worth noting:
Lost Balloons – S/T (Alien Snatch) – https://soundcloud.com/noisey/lost-…
V/A: Some Guys (Burst& Bloom) – https://burstandbloom.bandcamp.com/…
You can listen to tracks from everything from this list that’s on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/user/drome…
Stay tuned for Sugarblast news, and Happy New Year.

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