Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tongue Love '08

It's that time of the year again, when the sunlight doesn't hit North America as often as it did when the the earth's north axis tilted into sun. That's when internet websites and magazines think, "Hey, we better make lists of all the things we liked since the last time we had short days!" Believe it or live in an imaginary world, but Coin Under Tongue popped up on FIVE lists for the year of 2008.
Mike Bell from Filter Magazine put CUT in his top 5 for 2008, along side another one of the DBA troops, The Jealous Girlfriends, featuring Holly Miranda, who has been subletting at the DBA dude ranch since last year. (thanks Mike!)
  1. Grand Archives, The Grand Archives (Sub Pop)
  2. The Jealous Girlfriends, The Jealous Girlfriends (Good Fences)
  3. Sigur Ros, Meo suo i eyrum vio spilum endalaust (XL)
  4. Coin Under Tongue, S/T (Death By Audio Records)
  5. Sebastien Tellier, Sexuality (Record Makers)
Britt Daniel from Spoon was asked by what his favorite audio releases of 2008 were and he found room for The Coin Boyz in his top 10, as seen here.
  1. Crooked Fingers: Forfeit/Fortune
  2. The Heavenly States: Delayer
  3. Jay Reatard: Matador Singles '08
  4. Carbon/Silicon: The Last Post
  5. Wolf Parade: At Mount Zoomer
  6. Deerhunter: Microcastle
  7. Q-Tip: The Renaissance
  8. Coin Under Tongue: Coin Under Tongue
  9. Earles and Jensen: Just Farr a Laugh, Vol. 1 & 2: The Greatest Prank Phone Calls Ever!
  10. The Walkmen: You & Me
(It should also be noted that Joe from CUT's favorite release from 2008 was also Earles and Jensen: Just Farr A Laugh) Joseph Robinson from the Village Voice rated CUT 6th in their annual Pazz and Jop critics awards for 2008 - look at this! :
1M83, Saturdays=Youth Mute
2Crystal Stilts, Alight of Night Slumberland
3Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago Jagjaguwar
4Guns N' Roses, Chinese Democracy Geffen
5No Age, Nouns Sub Pop
6Coin Under Tongue, Coin Under Tongue Death By Audio
7The Walkmen, You & Me Gigantic
8Fuck Buttons, Street Horrrsing ATP
9Chase King, Chase King Arkain Records
10Marnie Stern, This Is It . . . Kill Rock Stars
And in the WTF, holy blaADOW! category, the Minneapolis, Minnesota based music/humor blog Cancers from 1970 named the Corn Wonder Hung 12", record of the year for 2008 ! Wow, please baby, baby, PLEASE don't hate- it's just one geniuses' opinion! (thanks Ben!- your BJ is in the mail)
Then there's this video of "The Spiciest Songs of 2008" from Spicy Times With Nora & Jinners, which features a clip from Coin Under Tongue's "Shaven Clean". Thanks Jin! xoxo
And hell, while we're at, blogger Bill P. from SoundBites made a comment on that he can't wait to hear the 2nd Coin Under Tongue LP coming in 2009. Thank you Bill!