the OCMD Mixtape – [audio http://www.415project.com/theOCMD/limetaffy.mp3] “Lime Taffy”
– “Your Magic Wand” Lubec
– “What You Want” Coasting
– “Wait” Hornet Leg
– “Growing Faith” White Fence
– “Rock and Roll with Me” Kelley Stoltz
– “Lover” Devendra Banhart
– “Heartbreaker” Girls
– “Do What You Will” Papercuts
– “Deep” Woods
– “7th Date” Spectrals
– “Seafarer” Tennis
– “Weekend” Smith Westerns
Jason Lytle “Yours Truly, The Commuter”
Sonic Youth “The Eternal”
Papercuts “You Can Have What You Want”
Jeff The Brotherhood “Heavy Days”
Animal Collective “Fall Be Kind” (EP)
Built To Spill “There Is No Enemy”
Mew “No More Stories…”
Systems Officer “Underslept”
Flaming Lips “Embryonic”
Cass McCombs “Catacombs”
Atlas Sound “Logos”
Polvo “In Prism”
Grizzly Bear “Veckatimest”
Circulatory System “Signal Morning “
Mission Of Burma “The Sound The Speed The Light”
The Clientele “Bonfires on the Heath”
Them Crooked Vultures “Them Crooked Vultures”
Woods “Songs Of Shame”
Yo La Tengo “Popular Songs”
Things That I Would Like To See Disappear Forever in 2010: Any band listing Animal Collective as an influence.
Genre With The Least Staying Power: Chillwave, Glo-fi, et al.
What I Have High Hopes For in 2010: 1) Bands who remember that the guitar is indeed an instrument. 2) LIARS LIARS LIARS!!!
Who: Jay, Editor in Chief
Blog: Stranger Dance
Location: San Francisco
The OCMD Best of 2009 Questionnaire
Best Album: Dark was the Night compilation – tough to beat out this much fire power
Most Overlooked Album: Patrick Watson – Wooden Arms – I just can’t stop listening to this album.
Best Song: Yikes. This one’s to close to call. Last.fm tells me I’ve listened to “So Far Around the Bend” by The National the most this year, so I guess that’s as good an indicator as any. http://www.entertainingspaces.com/ocmd/the%20national%20-%20So%20Far%20Around%20The%20Bend.mp3 Elvis Perkins’ “Shampoo”, Phoenix’s “1901” and “What I Mean To You” by Justin Townes Earle are all right up there.
Best Live Show: Josh Ritter’s NoisePop gig at Great American Music Hall last February just edged out J. Tillman’s surprisingly epic show at Cafe du Nord. Both shows outmatched a lot of the bigger ticket shows I caught this year.
Band/Artist I am most happy to have discovered: Patrick Watson
Band/Artist I kick myself for missing: St. Vincent
Band/Artist everyone seems to love but I just can’t get behind: Animal Collective
Favorite SF Band: Maus Haus. You’d probably get a different answer tomorrow, but that’s my pick today.
One to Watch in 2010: Girls / Maus Haus
Who: Ben Van Houten, Co-founder
Blog: The Bay Bridged
The OCMD Best of 2009 Questionnaire
Best Album: Girls – Album / The Fresh & Onlys – Grey-Eyed Girls
Most Overlooked Album: Sonny & The Sunsets – Tomorrow is Alright / Former Ghosts – Fleurs / Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard – ‘Em Are I
Best Song: Girls – “Hellhole Ratrace” / Garrett Pierce – “Can I Stop Breathing?” / Odawas – “ Harmless Lover’s Discourse” http://www.entertainingspaces.com/ocmd/harmlessloversdiscourse.mp3
Best Live Show: The Mountain Goats at the Swedish American Hall for Noise Pop / Every time I see Thee Oh Sees
Band/Artist I am most happy to have discovered: Grizzly Bear (I finally get it with Veckatimest)
Band/Artist I kick myself for missing: Cass McCombs/ Papercuts/ Girls show at Great American Music Hall. Catacombs is an unreal album that I just started getting into a month too late.
Band/Artist everyone seems to love but I just can’t get behind: Girl Talk. He puts on an energetic live show, but I just can’t get into the albums. I appreciate the technique and skill involved, but I can’t really sit down and listen to a Girl Talk record.
Favorite SF Band: THEY’RE ALL MY FAVORITES.
One to Watch in 2010: Adam Stephens
the OCMD Mixtape: Best Garage Rock 2009 http://www.entertainingspaces.com/ocmd/bestgaragerock09.mp3
Jeff the Brotherhood “Pine On” –
Obits “Fog Machine”-
The Fresh & Onlys “Lovely One” –
Ty Segall “L Mansion”-
Sic Alps “Wrapped in Fog”-
Dan Melchoir und das Menace “Blew It Again” –
Electric Tickle Machine “English Teeth Invasion”-
English Teeth “Goddamn”-
The Mantles “Over the Ocean”-
Best Coast “Can You See”-
Thee Oh Sees “Boneyard”-
Nobunny “I Won’t Lie To You”-
Let’s Wrestle “What’cha Gonna Do About It”-