So. If I were the type to hold a grudge I’d never mention Suburban Home Records again and I’d give all SH artist who rolled through town wedgies (except Tim Barry, I ain’t fucking with that man) but I’m not that guy. Nope. Instead of holding a grudge I am gonna go to the virgil hates ninebullets Front Porch Musing / Suburban Home Showcase featuring…well, pretty much everyone; Micah Schnabel, The Only Sons, State Champion, Look, Mexico, Austin Lucas, American Aquarium, Glossary and Two Cow Garage. It’s gonna be a great show and I fully expect to get drunk on Virgil’s dime. The show is Saturday at Friends Bar and on the real, it’s gonna be pretty fucking epic. I’ll be the dude in the Florida State Seminoles hat. Come say hi. I’ll get you a drink on Virgil.

On another note…Suburban Home has opened the pre-orders for the official Suburban Home release of Micah Schnabel’s (Two Cow Garage) solo album, When The Stage Lights Go Dim. Folks, this really isn’t the album you wanna sleep on. When I originally reviewed it I said, “This album is perfect for winding down in the middle of the night with a whiskey while you wait for the amplifier ring to subside a little. While it might not be a very easy cd to get right now, it’s easy to put it on the Essential Listening list, and I suggest you put the effort into acquiring it.” Well, now it’s real damn easy to get, so do it cause it’s still Essential Listening.

And finally, I know I slept on the last SH comp for damned near 4 months before mentioning it but not this time. Vol. II of Virgil’s hiphop mixtape culture inspired comps has come out and once again Virgil is asking folks to get it out by whatever means necessary and since I am all about getting the music to y’all I will oblige. Once again, I have 4 copies one more copy of this sumbitch that I’ll give away with a sticker to the first 4 people who email me their mailing address and for those of you that don’t visit the site enough times a day to get in on the giveaway I have a download link for y’all…but I expect more from you next time.


  1. Micah Schnabel – Stage Lights
  2. Micah Schnabel – American Static
  3. Two Cow Garage – Oh Darling (Beatles cover recorded live at The High Dive)
  4. Two Cow Garage – Skinny Legged Girl
  5. Jon Snodgrass – Remember My Name (featuring Two Cow Garage)
  6. Drag The River – J.J.’s Driving
  7. Glossary – Lonely Is A Town
  8. John Paul Keith & The 145s – Lookin’ For A Thrill
  9. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House – Swear To God
  10. Yesterday’s Ring – Scrabble Strip Club
  11. Slobberbone – Meltdown
  12. Justin Townes Earl – Mama’s Eyes
  13. Joe Pug – Messenger
  14. Kay Kay and His Weather Underground – Diggin’
  15. Starflyer 59 – Not Funny
  16. PJ Bond – You, Too
  17. A.A. Bondy – False River
  18. Kevin Kerby + Battery – The Devil Is Real
  19. Ghost Buffalo – Blinding Sky
  20. David Bazan – Hard To Be

So there you go. A whole shitload of Suburban Home Records news even though they’ve decided to shun us. I’d like to say it feels good to be the better man but it’s a fucking lie.



Well, I guess it’s my turn. Kasey and RSV have already dropped their faves of the year (here and here) on y’all, so there’s just no avoiding it for me now. This year was particularly difficult due to the sheer amount of great music that came out, and had I made this list tomorrow it would certainly change. That said, you can edit forever but eventually you have to settle on something and call it your list. So, with out further ado I am gonna steal RSV’s formatting and get this show on the road:

20. Eilen Jewell – Sea of Tears
19. Those Darlins – Those Darlins
18. Strawfoot – How We Prospered
17. Justin Townes Earl – Midnight at The Movies
16. Malcolm Holcombe – For The Mission Baby
15. Jon Snodgrass – Visitor’s Band
14. Ben Nichols – The Last Pale Light In The West
13. Cam Penner – Trouble and Mercy
12. The Fox Hunt – America’s Working So We Don’t Have To
11. William Elliott Whitmore – Animals In The Dark

Top 10 (with mp3s) are under the cut…

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