2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Sharlese

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013. View all our DJ’s favorite albums here, and see what KEXP listeners voted for in our 2013 Top 90.3 Albums Countdown here.


Wampire, 8/16/13 // photo by Charina Pitzel (view set)

It’s that time of year again, when any of you who are obsessed with lists get the opportunity to get so many. Well, even though mine is just another one of them, I hope that you learn something new. There’s so much music in the world you have a duty to keep your ears fan$y! Take a look and give it some!

My NW Top 10:
Wampire – Curiosity (Polyvinyl)
Chastity Belt – No Regerts (Help Yourself)
Wimps – Repeat (End Of Time)
Haunted Horses – Watcher (self-released)
Blouse – Imperium (Captured Tracks)
Weed – Deserve (Couple Skate)
The Night Beats – Sonic Bloom (The Reverberation Appreciation Society)
Starfucker – Miracle Mile (Polyvinyl)
Grayskul – Zenith (Fake Four)
Lusine – The Waiting Room (Ghostly International)

Highly Recommended Honorable Mentions:
Pony Time – Go Find Your Own (self-released)
Case Studies – This Is Another Life (Sacred Bones)
Monogamy Party – False Dancers (Good to Die)
The Physics – Digital Wildlife (self-released)
Grave Babies – Crusher (Hardly Art)
The Shivas – WHITEOUT (K)
Arkomo – Ace Imagery (Whooping Crane Records)
Pezzner – Last Night in Utopia (Systematic Recordings)
The Moondoggies – Adios, I’m A Ghost (Hardly Art)
Ravenna Woods – The Jackals (self-released)
Soft Metals – Lenses (Captured Tracks)

Beach Fossils

Beach Fossils, 4/27/13 // photo by Brittney Bollay (view set)

Top 10 LPs
Automelodi – Surlendemains Acides (Hidden Treasure Music)
Beach Fossils – Clash The Truth (Captured Tracks)
Ducktails – The Flower Lane (Domino)
Sonny and the Sunsets – Antenna to the Afterworld (Polyvinyl)
Still Corners – Strange Pleasure (Sub Pop)
oOoOO – Without Your Love (Nihjgt Feelings)
Mum – Smilewound (Morr)
Migos – Y.R.N. (Young Rich Niggas)
Disclosure – Settle (Universal Island)
Figure Study – Figure Study (Dark Entries)

Ubu Roi – Nice Dude (Help Yourself)
Shy Girls – Timeshare (Hit U.S.A.)
youryoungbody – Kurokabi (self-released)
Neighbors – I Love Neighbors (self-released)
Rrose – Monad XVI (Stroboscopic Artefacts)
Vice Device/Void Vision [split] (Accident Prone)
Brothers From Another – Tacos on Broadway (self-released)
Archangel – Metal/Momentum of the Farce (LIVE) (Foom Music)
Hanssen – Programme (Pleasure Boat Records)
Golden Gardens – Bellflower (self-released)

Top Music Videos
Still Corners – Fireflies (Directed by Christian Sorensen Hanson)

Malitia Molimob – Untold Story (Directed by Atuanya Priester and Maikoiyo Alley Barnes)

The Soft Moon – Want (Directed by Grant Singer)

Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Directed by William Doyle)

Omar Soulyeman – Warni Warni (Directed by Cali Thornhill DeWitt)

Ryan Hemsworth t. Lofty305 – Against A Wall (Directed by Paul Labonté)

Kyrary Pamyu Pamyu – Mottai-Nightland (Directed by Jun Tamukai)

Animal Collective – Applesauce (Directed by Gaspar Noé)

Thaddeus David – Pizza Time (Directed by Harry Clean of Detooz Films)

Disclosure – F For You (Directed by Ross McDowell and Ben Murray)

Sharlese is the host of Audioasis, on the air Saturday evenings 6-9PM.

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