Frankie Barber over at our local station KAOS has a radio show called Campfire Island. He asked me to do a Top 5 list of 2011. I pretty much never do these things because I think they are pretty lame, but Frankie is awesome so I decided to make one. It was only 5 things after all. Turns out most of my favorite things are related to K. I guess that makes me a pretty lucky lady to work with so many amazing folks.
to see my list and all the others Frankie posted check out his site www.campfiresland.org
ANGELO SPENCER ET LES HAUTS SOMMETS – World Garage (K).
When Angelo told me that his new record had auto-tune on it I was skeptical. No more! Tanger, Tanger is easily one my favorite songs of the year.
THE MAXINES – Queer Mods/White Out (La.Ti.Da)
These guys were one of my favorite bands of 2010. So fun to watch and they just keep getting better and better.
LOVERS WITHOUT BORDERS s/t (self-released)
I first saw these guys at What The Heck Fest. The songs are great to dance to and the while the 80′s influence is so obvious it isn’t meant to be ironic in anyway.
LAKE – “Within/Without.”
This video is well done, beautifully shot and hilarious. Somehow the band manages not to take themselves so seriously and make you feel like you’re in on the joke too.
NIKAIDO KAZUMI @ Northern
Nikaido is one of the most incredible live performers I have ever seen. She is a Buddhist monk that lives in Kyoto so she doesn’t make it to the States very often. While you wouldn’t use the word energetic to describe her show, she has an energy that is so amazing and rare. The things she can do with her voice will blow your mind.