NEWS: Tica Douglas – Bandcamp’s Best of 2017

#16 Our Lady Star of the Sea, Help + Protect Us
by Tica Douglas (TL-100)

“is an album of moments.  

The stories are all gently enclosed in small, fingerlike guitar lines,

and tenderly narrated in Douglas’s whispery voice.”

– J. Edward Keyes

read the interview


gratefully xotl

LIST: Team Love’s Favorites of 2016

album list…

listen to selections from Nate’s show on WVKR via Mixcloud:

The Goon Sax: Up To Anything (Chapter Music)

Tamar Halperin: Erik Satie (Neue Meister)

YG: Still Brazy (Def Jam)

Primetime: Going Places (La Vida Es Un Mus 7-inch)

Floorplan: Victorious (M-Plant)

Ka: Honor Kill The Samari (Self-Released)

Andy Stott: Too Many Voices (Modern Love)

Spinning Coin: Albany/Sides (Geographic 7-inch)

Suede: Night Thoughts (Columbia)

Emma Pollock: In Search Of Harperfield (Chemikal Underground)

Kamaiyah: A Good Night In The Ghetto (Kamaiyah )

Lumpy & The Dumpers: Huff My Sack (La Vida Es Un Mus)

Elucid: Save Yourself (Backwoodz Studioz)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed Ltd.)

Vivien Goldman: Resolutionary (Straubgold)

Pet Shop Boys: Super (x2)

Felicia Atkinson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma Comme Un Seul Narcisse (Shelter Press)

A Tribe Called Quest: We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Services (Epic)

Cate Le Bon: Crab Day (Turnstiles)

Betty Harris: The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul (Soul Jazz)

Tindersticks: The Waiting Room (City Slang/Lucky Dog)

Marshall Applewhite: Flying Objects EP (Yo Sucka!)

David Bowie: Blackstar (Columbia)

Schoolboy Q: Blank Face (Top Dawg/Interscope)

Elza Soares: The Woman Of The End Of The World (Mais Um Discos)

William Bell: This Is Where I Live (Stax)

Sarah Mary Chadwick: Roses Always Die (Rice Is Nice)

Omar S: The Best! (FXHE)

Lisa/Liza: Deserts Of Youth (Ordinal)

Erykah Badu: But You Can’t Use My Phone (Motown)

Half Waif: Probable Depths (DZ Tapes)

Kool Keith: Feature Magnetic (Mello)

Raime: Tooth (Blackest Ever Black)

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani: Sunergy (FRKWYS/RVNG)

David Thomas Broughton: Crippling Lack (Paper Garden/Song, By Toad)

Ela Orleans: Cirlces Of Upper and Lower Hell (Night School)

Various: Compassion Cuts, Tapes & Acetates (Major Problems)

Awanto 3: Pregnant 12” (Dekmantel)

Cam & China: Cam & China (Cam & China)

Eleanor Friedberger: New View (Frenchkiss)

Fraternal Twin: Homeworlding (Ghost Ramp)

Allen Toussaint-American Song (Nonesuch)

The Magnetic North: Prospect Of Skelmersdale (Full Time Hobby)

Sacred Paws: Everyday (Rock Action 7-inch)

Vagabon: Infinite Worlds (Father/Daughter)

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions: Until The Hunter (Tendril Tales)

Aidan Moffatt: Where You’re Meant To Be (Kiss My Beard)

Craig G: I Rap and Go Home (Soulspazm)

Pye Corner Audio: Stasis (Ghost Box)

Noura Mint Seymali: Arbina (Glitter Beat)

Melanie De Biasio: Blackened Cities (Le Label)

Stay tuned…in 2017, we turn 100. XOTL

Our favorite things 2015

Top of the list this year:

Lin-Manuel Miranda-Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording (Atlantic)

Sarah Mary Chadwick-9 Classic Tracks (Silt Breeze)

Ela Orleans-Upper Hell (HB Recordings)

Jessica Pratt-On Your Own Love Again (Drag City)

Dr. Yen Lo (Ka)-Days With Dr Yen Lo (Pavlov Institute)

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators-Happiness Is Every Style

Blur-The Magic Whip (Parlophone)

Pagans-Pirates’s Cove 9/24/79 (Thermionic)

Santiago Salazar-Chicanismo (Love What You Feel)

The Weather Station-Loyalty (Parade of Bachelors)

Synkro-Changes (Apollo)

Heather Woods Broderick-Glider (Western Vinyl)

Big Miz-Midnight Man Handle 12″ (Dixon Avenue Basement Jams)

C. Duncan-Architect (Fat Cat)

Mumdance & Logos-Proto (Tectonic)

Sleaford Mods-Key Markets (Harbinger Sound)

Bcee-Come & Joins Us (Spearhead)

Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy-Sintetizzatrice (Spectrum Spools)

Suzanne Kraft-Talk From Home (Melody As Truth)

Knife Pleats-Hat Bark Beach (Lost Sound Tape)

L’Orange & Kool Keith-Time? Astonishing! (Mello Music)

Happy Meals-Apero (Night School)

Jex-Good Timin’ 12″ (Running Back)

Gloria Ann Taylor-Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing (Luv n’ Haight)

DJ PayPal-Sold Out (Brainfeeder)

Yo La Tengo-Stuff Like That There (Matador)

Event Cloak-Life Strategies (Orange Milk Records)

High Up-Two Weeks/You Can’t Give Up On Me (self tape)

Roots Manuva-Bleeds (Ninja Tunes)

Maki Asakawa-Maki Asakawa (Honest Jon’s)

Tica Douglas-Joey (Swell Records)

Nidia Minaj-Danger 12″ (Príncipe)

Yowler-The Offer (Double Double Whammy)

New Order-Music Complete (Mute)

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment-Surf (self)

Inflatable Boy Clams-2×7″ reissue (Superior Viaduct)

Archie Pelago-Clammy Customer 12″ (Mister Saturday Night)

Will Sessions-The Elmatic Instrumentals (Fat Beats)

Spinning Coin-4 Song EP (blue tape)

Linkwood-Expressions (Firecracker)

Snoop Dogg-Bush (Doggy Style/Columbia)

Teknospray-God In Land reissue (Der Klang)

DJ Spinn-Off That Loud 12″ (Hyperdub)

Goldberg-Misty Flats (Future Days)

This Is The Kit-Bashed Out (Brassland)

Shilpa Ray – Shilpa Ray Is Last Year’s Savage (NSPY)

The archives live here.

Our Favorite Things 2014

Top of the list this year:

Morrissey: World Peace Is None Of Your Business (Harvest)
Azealia Banks: Broke With Expensive Taste (Prospect Park)
Fluxion: Broadwalk Tales (Echocord)
Sinead O’Connor: I’m Not Bossy I’m The Boss (Nettwerk)
Aroy Dee: Sketches (M>O>S)
Gruff Rhys: American Interior (Turnstile)
Monoton: Monotonprodukt 02 (Desire reissue)
DJ Q: Ineffable (Local Action)
Adult Mom: Sometimes Bad Happens (Miscreant)
Anja Schneider: Dubmission (Mobilee 12″)
Blueprint: Respect The Architect (Weightless)
Frankie Cosmos: Zentrophy (Double Double Whammy)
Oliver Coates: Towards The Blessed Islands (PRAH)
Laetitia Sadier: Something Shines (Drag City)
Noura Mint Seymali: Tzenni (Glitterbeat)
Family Fodder: Monkey Banana Kitchen (Staubgold reissue)
Ramona Lisa: Arcadia (Terrible)
Teleman: Breakfast (Moshi Moshi)
Bremen: Second Launch (Blackest Ever Black)
Solaris: The Waves of the Evernow (Numero reissue)
Tin Man: Ode (Absurd)
Weed Hounds: S/T (Katorga Works)
Jone Takamaki Trio: Universal Mind (Arc Light Editions reissue)
Aphex Twin: Syro (Warp)
Koen Holtkamp: Motion (Thrill Jockey)
MeShell Ndegeocello: Comet, Come To Me (Naive)
Flowdan: Serious Business (Hyperdub EP)
Priests: Bodies and Control and Money and Power (Don Giovanni)
Jan Weaver: The Silver Globe (Finders Keepers)
Poison Girls: Hex (Water Wing reissue)
Big K.R.I.T.: Cadillactica (Def Jam)
Pecas: Dwelling (self-release)
Deepchord: dc07dc08dc09 remastered/dc11/12/13 remastered/dc13/15/16 remastered (Echospace reissues)
Various: Native North American (Light In The Attic)

 

The archives live here.

Our Favorites of 2012

[one_half] Cian Ciaran-Outside In
Gudrun Gut-Wildlife
Various-Laila Je T’Aime
LV-Sebenza
Donald Fagen-Sunken Condos
Tin Man-Neo Neo Acid
Frank Ocean-Orange
Chairlift-Something
the Clean-Oddities
Julia Holter-Ekstasis
Big K.R.I.T.-Return of 4Eva
Leron Carson-Redbulb Theory ’87-’88
Kevin Ayers-Joy of a Toy (reissue)
Nas-Life Is Good
Saint Etienne-Word and Music
Andy Stott- Luxury Problems
Aimee Mann-Charmer
Carter Tutti Void- Transverse [/one_half]

[one_half_last] Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – Timon Irkok Manta
Cat Power – Sun
Beach House – Bloom
Actress – R.I.P.
Patti Smith – Banga
Damon Albran – Dr Dee
Azealia Banks – 1991
The Trypes – Music For Neighbors
Millions of Boys – Competing For Your Love
Lower Dens – Nootrpics
Laetitia Sadier – Silenco
Shop Assistants – S/T Compilation
Solange – True
Sharon Van Etton – Tramp
The Roots – Undun
Fiona Apple – the idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes will ever do
[/one_half_last]

 

 

Our favorite music of 2011

It’s that time of the year again, when every website and person on the planet makes a list of their favorite things, and we’re no exception. Here’s a sampling of what we loved in 2011.

As a reminder, Holiday Bundles are now live at our webstore! Give the gift of Team Love music this holiday season. Bundles are a great way to introduce friends or family to the music you love without breaking the bank. And, to get you in the holiday spirit, we have A Weather’s annual Christmas song! Check out the band’s beautiful rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”.

A Weather – I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Our Favorite Music of 2011

Eleanoora Rosenholm: Hyvaile minua pimea tahti (Fonal)
Laura Arkana met Peter Broderick: Lentemuziek (Hush)
PJ Harvey: Let England Shake (Island)
The Horrors: Skying (XL)
White Fang: Grateful To Shred (Marriage)
LIttle Dragon: Ritual Union (Peacefrog)
Charles “Packy” Axton: Late Late Party 1965-1967 (LIght In The Attic)
Inward Content: Inward Content 2×12″ (Meanwhile)
Motor City Drum Ensemble: 2×12″ (White Label)
Black Rose: Anthem 12″ (Made To Play)
BNJMN: Black Square (Rush Hour)
Father’s Children: Who’s Gonna Save The World (Numero)
Pinch & Shackleton: S/T (Honest Johns)
Gillian Welch: The Harrow and the Harvest (Acony)
The Felice Brothers: Celebration, FL (Fat Possum)
Widowspeak: s/t (Captured Tracks)
Last Good Tooth: The Meeting Was a Success (Smith St)
Zomby: Dedication (4AD)
Gang Gang Dance: Eye Contact (4AD)
Feelies: Here Before (Bar None)
Beyonce: 4 (Sony) if only for Countdown.
Wild Flag: Wild Flag (Merge)
Devon Williams: Euphoria (Slumberland)
Jonathan Wilson: Gentle Spirit (Bella Union)
Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True Panther)
Cass McCombs: Humor Risk (Domino)