As if completely forgetting about the last post we did, here's the first of our best of's (sorry)....
One of my favourite discoveries of 2008 was Some Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, I honestly thought they would be one of the big breakthrough acts on the indie scene this year but unfortunately people would rather buy a record by the Ting Tings, what the fuck is that about? Anyway SSLYBY are superb and their live stuff is totally on point, check out their Daytrotter Session from March this year the week after they played SXSW, splendid.
Some Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Daytrotter Session
It would be hard to not mention Fleet Foxes in a best of 2008, so rather than go on about their album, which in my opinion isn't half as good as hearing them live, I'd post this some what overlooked live session recorded in April before they blew up. They player slower than they do on record when they play live and I prefer it like that.
Fleet Foxes - Daytrotter Session
Another brilliant find from SXSW 2008, me and my friend Harry met him and his girlfriend on the first night and went to see The Felice Brothers, then checked AA out at the Brooklyn Vegan showcase with Deer Tick (who looks like Matthew McConaughey). Anyway this is beautiful country songwriting and deserves a few listens.
AA Bondy - Daytrotter Session
Much written about but seldom seen Blitzen Trapper have a slightly unassuming aura about them, I expected them to be all loud and aggressive in session for some reason but its super restrained and sounds like they've been doing their mountain music for decade's, a great great band.
Blitzen Trapper - Daytrotter Session