Three days into a new working year, and I’ve put together the first office playlist of 2009. Usual rules apply, in that what we play isn’t necessarily what we like – though that said, I can’t spot any total stinkers among this 16.
What a pleasure, anyway, to discover a band exists called Weird Owl.
1 Neil Young – Comes A Time (Reprise)
2 La Dusseldorf – Individuellos (Water)
3 Bon Iver – Blood Bank (Jagjaguwar)
5 Vetiver – Tight Knit (Bella Union)
6 DM Stith – Heavy Ghost (Asthmatic Kitty)
7 Wavves – Wavves (De Stijl)
8 Fire On Fire – The Orchard (Young God)
10 Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (Drag City)
11 Alela Diane – To Be Still (Names)
12 Adam Payne – Organ (Holy Mountain)
13 Weird Owl – Ever The Silver Cord Be Loosed (Tee Pee)
14 The Golden Dawn – Power Plant (International Artists)
15 Arbouretum – Song Of The Pearl (Thrill Jockey)
16 Various Artists – Dark Was The Night: A Red Hot Compilation (4AD)