2014 in music

I was a terrible blogger this year. No reviews, no articles, just one post about an album’s anniversary. I didn’t even finish this in time to post it before going out of town for New Years Eve. Oh well, it’s been a crazy year. Here’s a brief run-down of some of my favorite musical moments from 2014.

tl;dr version: My favorite albums of the year were A Thousand Surfaces by Hard Girls and Never Hungover Again by Joyce Manor.

A Thousand SurfacesNever Hungover Again

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Pete’s best of 2013

For your consideration, here are the music, movies, games, and experiences that stood out for me in 2013.

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Xmas songs no. 2: Masked Intruder – “Under the Mistletoe”

Under the MistletoeMasked Intruder are one of my favorite new bands I came across this year. They’re a gimmick band, in that they all wear colored ski masks and pretend to be criminals, and their songs are all from an “I love you even though you have no idea who I am and are really creeped out that I broke into your house to sing you this song” perspective. But their songs are just perfect pop punk gems, so catchy and instantly singable. I should really review their album. Anyway, I saw them on the Fat Wreck Chords tour last night opening for Anti-Flag and Less Than Jake, and I picked up this new Christmas 7″ of theirs.

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