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The National @ Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN - 2013/08/04

The National @ Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN - 2013/08/04

The National’s setlist tonight (okay, last night) at Indy. Also Matt Berninger sucks (not his singing, it was wonderful)*

*a fatigue-fueled exaggeration. See here

songs of the year 2012

  1. Thee Oh Sees - Lupine Dominus. No other song comes close in matching the sleekness, sharpness, and sexiness of this song.
  2. Frank Ocean - Super Rich Kids (feat. Earl Sweatshirt). Channel Orange was chocked full of marvelous musical moments, but this song stands out in particular for its lyrical richness and vivid imagery. It’s like you can feel splashes of water from a private pool of a million dollar property in the Hamptons.
  3. White Rabbits - Heavy Metal. My testimony for this song is that I found myself thinking “I wish Spoon sound more like this”
  4. The Hives - Come On. Only The Hives could make a one minute bomber consists entirely of the words “come on” and still make it sound fun as fuck.
  5. Divine Fits - Would That Not Be Nice. If your 2012 party were cool, you’d have this song in your playlist on repeat.
  6. Atoms for Peace - Default. Thom Yorke side projects are just basically his way of releasing primo quality stripping music, and I have absolutely no problem with that.
  7. The Walkmen - Heartbreaker. Heaven was really solid as an album, which made pinpointing just one particular song to be a bit of a daunting task. In the end, Heartbreaker prevails because you kind of can believe that it’s from the band that once made Bows+Arrows, but still hear the band’s growth since the album, musically and thematically.
  8. Beach House - On The Sea. I’ve listened to this song on a rainy afternoon on a train to Baltimore. I think that’s the way Victoria Legrand wants me to listen to it.
  9. Lower Dens - Candy. This song sounds pretty inconspicuous at first listen, but it got stuck in my head days and days after. Dat guitar. Video freaks me out though.
  10. Grizzly Bear - Sleeping Ute. I admit I’m more of a Rossen fan vocal-wise. I like how the first riff kind of just whips you like a hurricane (is that even an appropriate simile).

(highly subjective) AOTY 2012 list part 1, 1-9

Unordered top 3 (‘cuz they’re all great in an incomparable way)

  • Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
  • Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
  • The Walkmen - Heaven
everything else:

4. Beach House - Bloom
5. Lower Dens - Nootropics
6. White Rabbits - Milk Famous
7. The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
8. Grizzly Bear - Shields
9. Tennis - Young & Old

(highly subjective) AOTY 2012 list part 1, 18-10

10. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
11. Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
12. The Hives - Lex Hives
13. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
14. DIIV - Oshin
15. Eric Harvey - Lake Disappointment
16. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
17. Liars - WIXIW
18. Oberhofer - Time Capsules II

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Divine Fits at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN. October 26th, 2012.