Indierockgirl Radio// Vol 34 – The Best of 2015…so far!

Summer’s gone for most of you, but just getting started here in San Francisco. Yahoo! Volume 34 of Indierockgirl Radio features my best of 2015…so far. Enjoy!

Indierockgirl Radio // Vol 17 – BEST OF 2014!

Listen in to the recording of the Best of 2014 show on,  featuring my favorite albums, EPs and songs of 2014. See the full list of my Best Albums of 2014 here.

Tune in every Thursday from 4-6 PM PST  on for more great tunes.

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<< REWIND // Best Albums of 2014

Here it is. My favorite albums and EPs of 2014. Unranked, because playing favorites is way too hard. 2014 brought many good things. As abundant and fulfilling as the year was for me personally, so it was musically. This year brought my favorite Ty Segall album, ever. He just keeps getting better with age and still gives me goosebumps.

The Australian music simply blew me away as well. They’re killing it. And you can see the influence of their prolific music scene in my best of list. With the success of Tame Impala, the Aussie music scene has become the embodiment of psychedelic rock. It has become a signature sound. And it sounds sooo good.

Newcomers Ultimate Painting, Glycerine Queens, Ladada, Billy Changer and Los Angeles Police Department simply delighted me this year and I look forward to hearing more from this talented crop of new artists. But I honor and give thanks to all of the artists on this list for your soul-satisfying musical creations. 2014 maybe coming to an end, but your creations will live on – filling my soul and inspiring me with each and every listen.

Thank you. Onward, 2015.


Artist: Ty Segall
Album: Manipulator
Hails From: LA, CA (formerly SF)



Artist: The Murlocs
Album: Loopholes
Hails From: Australia



Artist: Amen Dunes
Album: Love



Artist: Real Estate
Album: Atlas
Hails From: New Jersey



Artist: Thee Oh Sees
Album: Drop
Hails From: San Francisco, CA



Album: Just Enough Hip To Be Woman
Hails From: Tulsa,OK



Artist: Foreign/National
Album: Foreign/National EP
Hails From: Australia


Artist:   Courtney Barnett
Album: The Double EP
Hails From: Australia



Artist:   Kevin Morby
AlbumStill Life
Hails From: LA, CA



Artist:   Tame Impala
Album: Tame Impala Live Album
Hails From: Australia



Artist: Glycerin Queens
Album: Sleep Deprivation
Hails From: New Jersey



Artist: Los Angeles Police Department
Album: Forged Artifacts
Hails From: Duh!


Artist: Allah-Lahs
Album: Worship the Sun
Hails From: LA, CA



Artist: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Album: Oddments
Hails From: Australia



Artist: Straight Arrows
Album: Rising
Hails From: Australia



Artist: The Blank Tapes
Album: Holy Roller EP
Hails From: LA, CA



Artist: Billy Changer
Album: Billy Changer
Hails From: LA, CA



Artist: Francisco the Man
Album:Loose Ends
Hails From: LA, CA



Artist: Heaters
Album: Solstice
Hails From: Grand Rapids, MI


Artist: Cool Ghouls
Album: A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye
Hails From: San Francisco, CA



Artist: Wampire
Album: Baazar
Hails From: Portland



Artist: Froth
Album: Patterns
Hails From: LA, CA



Artist: Caribou
Album: Our Love
Hails From: Canada


ArtistUltimate Painting
Album: Ultimate Painting
Hails From: UK



Artist: Angel Olsen
Album: Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Hails From: North Carolina


Album: Ladada
Hails From: Virgina



Artist: Twerps
Album: Underlay
Hails From: Australia

<< REWIND: Best Albums of 2011

December is always a time of reflection and nostalgia for me; some of it sweet, some not so much. But revisiting my favorite music of the year always falls on the sweeter side of the spectrum and inevitably puts a smile on my face as I trace back all the music that moved me through the course of the year. Whether it’s musing over the hype and hyperbole of a buzz band that’s come and gone (ahem, The Vaccines) or rediscovering a gem that time almost forgot (read: Lia Ices), compiling my annual ‘Best Of’ list has become a ritual I cherish.

So, without further ado, here are my favorite albums of 2011. My 2011 rewind. Kinda sorta listed in order but I find the process of ranking music to be like splitting hairs. All that really matters is that this is the music that moved me this year. The albums I came back to again and again. I enjoyed them. Immensely. Hope you will too.

Unknown Mortal OrchestraSelf Titled

Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo

Mikal Cronin, Self Titled

Washed Out, Within and Without

Widowspeak, Self Titled

Ty Segall, Ty Rex

Abbe Mae, Design Desire

The Sandwitches, Mrs. Jones Cookies

Vetiver, The Errant Charm

Blouse, Self Titled

Fungi Girls, Some Easy Magic

Quilt, Self Titled

Thurston Moore, Demolished Thoughts

Nick Waterhouse, Is That Clear EP

Charles Bradley, No Time for Dreaming

Lia Ices, Grown Unknown

Thee Oh Sees, Carrion Crawler/The Dream

Shannon and the Clams, Sleep Talk

Wooden Shjips, West

Papercuts, Fading Parade

That Ghost, Songs Out Here

Tune-Yards, WHOKILL

Yuck, Self Titled

Jeff the Brotherhood, We are the Champions

Black Lips, Arabia Mountain

Future Islands, On the Water

Radiohead, King of Limbs

Yellow Ostrich, The Mistress

White Denim, D

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Mirror Traffic

Thurston Moore – “Demolished Thoughts”

Thurston Moore’s (of Sonic Youth fame) third solo effort, “Demolished Thoughts”, is simply lovely. Quickly emerging as one of my favorite albums this year. Produced by Beck, the effort is being coined acoustic folk. But don’t let the wimpy genre fool you.  His music still has the same intensity you would expect from a Sonic Youth tune, just unplugged, and dusted with a little Beck fairy dust for ambience. An intoxicating combination.

The album features Thurston on guitar and vocals, Samara Lubelski on violin, Mary Lattimore on harp, Beck on synths, vocals and bass, and Joey Waronker on percussion, among others. Thurston will be stopping through the Bay Area with Kurt Vile for two shows next month. Hello!  Mark your calendars and reserve your seats for July 25 at The New Parish in Oakland and July 26 at Great American Music Hall in SF. In the meantime, enjoy this Take Away show from La Blogotheque.

Bands to Watch 2011 :: Rollo & Grady

LA music blogger and tastemaker, Rollo & Grady, is definitely one of the better music discovery sites out there on the Internets. Prolific too as he lives and breathes indie music. When he’s not sharing his music discoveries on his blog, he’s placing it in films and television through his production company as a music supervisor. It’s the real deal. So check out his picks for bands to watch in 2011.

Lord Huron“The Problem with Your Daughter”

Devin Therriault“Don’t Think I”

Sun Airway“Put The Days Away”


Tennis – “Marathon

Hanni El Khatib – “You Rascal You”