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.
Masked 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.