I’ve toyed around with the idea of updating this blog some more, but I’m done. I will still use the name Sons Club in another fashion down the line. I am working on a different blog that will actually be updated, but I need to toss this dead weight first. 2009-2011 was a huge 2 years of transition for me, and now that I have some sense of stability (aka job) Thanks to all of you for reading, and oddly enough still keep reading old posts, it was super fun, but I want to do it better. I love you, and I am so happy you read Sons Club, you can drop me a line still if you feel so inclined. South Carolina is a great place to be, there is awesome music to be had everywhere. I highly suggest following SceneSC, Wearetheupstate, and always read the Free Times. (I still don’t know Charleston that well). In that respect to my state, here are the top releases I listened to this year. (below you can find lists of other bands)
Here is a list of my top 2011 releases with no order so I don’t have this list hanging over me forever.
Top South Carolina records of 2011 (for me, I most likely forgot a few)
Toro y Moi – Underneath the Pine
Clearly an amazing record that was everywhere this year. Incredible stuff, and we love that it was #1 of their guest list for Pitchfork.
Modern Man – Walk Away
Listen Here. I suggest starting with the song Consume.
Ghosts of the Great Highway – Wrestle it Down
Listen here. Never Be Won
Say Brother – All I Got is Time
Listen here. Start with the Titular Track
The Lovely Few – The Perseids
Listen here. Start with Intrepid (although the whole record flows as a whole)
Coma Cinema – Blue Suicide
Listen here. You likely already know and love this band.
Trouble Books & Mark McGuire – S/T
Sea Oleena – Sleeplessness
Cass McCombs – Wit’s End
Jay-Z / Kanye – Watch the Throne
Julian Lynch – Terra
Jurgen Muller – Science of the Sea
Motion Sickness of Time Travel – Luminaries & Synastry
Tiago Sousa – Walen Pond’s Monk
Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring for My Halo
The Lonely Island – Turtleneck & Chain
(Drops mic walks away)