Every year I come out with a little list of my top albums that have been released throughout the year. During the highs and lows of 2017 I found myself constantly listening to these gems. It’s a healthy mix or power pop, garage rock and everything in-between. All articles were published by SLUG Magazine, Heatwave Magazine or exclusively here at nixbeat.com. Enjoy and happy new year!
- Suicide Helpline – Pink Jazz
- Fashionism – Back in the Day/ One Shot 7″
- The Jackets – Be Myself/ Queen of the Pill 7″
- The Woolly Bushmen – Ardunio
- Mattiel- Count Your Blessings/ Whites Of Their Eyes 7″
Honorary Top 5 runner ups
- Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas- Telephone/Teléfono
- Radio Hearts – Daytime Man EP
- The Schizophonics -Ooga Booga
- The Darts US – Me.Ow
- Brain Bagz – God Hates Bagz 7″
The Darts (US)
Dirty Water Records
Release September 28, 2017
The Darts (US) are a real treat. They have an impressive lineup with Nicole Laurenne of The Love Me Nots, Motobunny and Zero Zero, Rikki Styxx of The Dollyrots, Christina Nunez of The Love Me Nots and Casual Encounters and Michelle Balderrama of Brainspoon.
With their powers combined they boast an impressive sound that blends 1960s girl-group garage rock with Icona Pop sensibilities. Think a fuzz infused style that invokes The Models version of ‘Bend Me, Shape Me’ with The Pleasure Seekers’ attitude and Motobunny’s infectious energy.
Dig the full album review published by Heatwave Magazine!!