Presenting our favorite songs of 2019:
As always, songs that we released on Luminelle were not considered for this list, but we dropped some bangers. A few other notes: "Mariners Apartment Complex" was probably my actual favorite song of the year, but it was released as a single in 2018, and made our list last year...
On the heels of that amazing Gerry Rafferty cover from earlier this week, New Zealand's Aldous Harding shares the timeless opening track from her new record Designer, coming later this month on 4AD. Watch the beguilingly strange "Fixture Picture" video, directed by Jack Whiteley & Aldous Harding herself, below:
As she prepares to unveil her brilliant new record Designer later this month on 4AD/Flying Nun, New Zealand's Aldous Harding once again illustrates why she's one of our favorite performers around with her haunting take on Gerry Rafferty's 1978 yacht rock classic, from a recent set at Rough Trade in Brooklyn (via Brooklyn Vegan):
New Zealand's Aldous Harding follows up her incredible 2017 record Party with the stunning first single from her forthcoming LP Designer, coming April 26 on 4AD/Flying Nun. Video by Martin Sagadin & Aldous Harding:
As the internet's collective attention span continues to dwindle away and the clickbait economy slowly ruins everything good, we made a conscious effort this year to spend more time listening to fewer things. Discovering new favorites will always remain a priority around here, but it felt good to devote more quality time to absorbing ambitious, flawed, elaborately nuanced and layered masterpieces