Not all of the best music we heard this year was restricted to the long-player format. These are our favorite EPs + singles of ’09, released in various vinyl/tape/digital formats.

EPs:

01 Memory Cassette | Call & Response 7″ (Acephale)
      mp3: Asleep at a Party
02 Animal Collective | Fall Be Kind (Domino)
03 Washed Out | Life of Leisure 12″ (Mexican Summer)
      mp3: Feel It All Around
04 Dum Dum Girls | Dum Dum Girls 12″ (Captured Tracks)
      mp3: Catholicked
05 The Bitters | Wooden Glove 12″ (Captured Tracks)
      mp3: Warrior
06 Pearl Harbor | Something About the Chaparrals (Mexican Summer)
      mp3: Luv Goon
07 Bullion | Young Heartache (One Handed Music)
      mp3: Time For Us All to Love
08 Julianna Barwick | Florine (Florid)
      mp3: Cloudbank
09 Best Coast | Where the Boys Are cassette (Blackest Rainbow)
10 Nite Jewel | You F O
      mp3: We Want Our Things
11 No Age | Losing Feeling (Sub Pop)
      mp3: You’re a Target
12 Eternal Summers | Eternal Summers
      mp3: Fall Straight Back
13 Alela Diane | Alela & Alina 10″ (Rough Trade)
      mp3: Bowling Green

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Singles:

01 Best Coast | When I’m With You 7″ (Black Iris)
      mp3: When I’m With You
02 Burial + Four Tet | Moth/Wolf Cub 12″ (Text)
03 Trailer Trash Tracys | Candy Girl 7″ (No Pain in Pop)
      mp3: Candy Girl (demo)
04 Girls | Laura b/w Oh Boy 7″ (Fantasy Trashcan/True Panther)
05 Toro Y Moi | Blessa b/w 109 7″ (Carpark)
      mp3: Blessa
06 Best Coast | Sun Was High 7″ (Art Fag)
      mp3: Sun Was High (So Was I)
07 Smith Westerns | Be My Girl b/w Girl in Love 7″ (Transparent)
      mp3: Be My Girl
08 The Mantles | Trust (aka Don’t Lie) 7″ (Mt. St. Mtn.)
      mp3: Don’t Lie
09 Girls | Hellhole Ratrace 10″ (True Panther/Matador)
      mp3: Solitude
10 Woods | Sunlit b/w The Dark 7″ (Captured Tracks)
      mp3: The Dark
11 Washed Out | Feel It All Around 7″ (Transparent)
      mp3: Feel It All Around (Toro Y Moi remix)
12 Forest Swords | Miarches cassingle (Leftist Nautical Antiques)
      mp3: Miarches
13 The Magic Kids | Hey Boy 7″ (Goner)
      mp3: Hey Boy
14 Joy Orbison | Hyph Mngo 12″ (Hotflush)
15 The Sandwitches | Back to the Sea 7″ (Southpaw)
      mp3: Back to the Sea
16 The Golden Filter Solid Gold 7″ (Dummy)
      mp3: Solid Gold
17 Vibes | Psychic 7″ (Not Not Fun)
      mp3: Night Court
18 SALEM | Frost 7″ (Audraglint)
      mp3: Frost
19 Ganglians | Blood on the Sand 7″ (Captured Tracks)
      mp3: Blood on the Sand
20 Fergus & Geronimo | Harder Than It’s Ever Been 7″ (Woodsist)
      mp3: Harder Than It’s Ever Been
21 Jeremy Jay | Love Everlasting 12″ (K Recs)
      mp3: Love Everlasting
22 Grouper/Pumice | split 7″ (Soft Abuse)
      mp3: Rising Height

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