As we set sail into 2014, FYM looks back on amazing year of music and memories. We've put together a 13 song playlist covering some of our favorite albums and artists of 2013. Press Play below:
Justin Vernon and his Wisconsin buddies got together last winter and recorded the most uplifting/inspiring album of the year. The production, lyrical content, and concept continue to make FYM press play on this record every few days. Watch the Pitchfork live session above to fully understand why Repave is our album of the year. They play the Neptune in Seattle January 25th, purchase tickets HERE.
This is one of our favorite pictures FYM has taken of Pickwick. -This was shot back in 2011 during their in-store with Easy Street Records in Queen Anne. We have be fortunate to design multiple merch items and posters for the band this year, and their 2013 debut Can't Talk Medicine was our most listened to record of the year.
Sean Nelson released his first solo album this past year, and it was one of the best records of 2013. This pic was shot at his packed-house album release show we caught live at Neumos this year.
In January, FYM was fortunate enough to be invited to the Campfire OK When You Have Arrived video shoot. It was a epic day of sledding, and their 2013 sophomore release with the same name (on Fugitive Recordings) will be an album FYM will continue to play in 2014.
Ivan & Alyosha
FYM saw Seattle's Ivan & Alyosha for the first time in early January of 2013 at a private show for the Melodic Caring Project. They have since blown up on the national scene, and their track Be Your Man, is our favorite track off their new album.
The dark lords of Seattle acoustic-punk came back in 2013 to release a bullish soundtrack to Seattle's 8-month dark period. The Live Alone video posted above, captures their contagious live energy.
The FUCK YOU, WE ONLY PLAY ROCK N' ROLL award of the year definitely goes to Sub Pop Records' Metz. We saw them live this past July for Sub Pop's 25th Anniversary. They blew the Georgetown neighborhood block off the grid.
The REALIST BAND IN COUNTRY award in 2013 definitely goes to Nashville's Birdcloud. They put R. Kelly's new album Black Panties to shame, with sheer filthy old-school cuntry.
The Head & The Heart
We had the chance to see The Head and the Heart perform new material live in San Francisco a few months ago off of their highly anticipated new record Let's Be Still. After its release in October, we found ourselves watching The Head and the Heart live side-stage at their Deck the Hall Ball Key Arena performance at the beginning of December.
We never imagined seeing Sir Paul McCartney LIVE in our lifetime. FYM is happy to say we were able to see him twice this summer. The first time in Seattle, with the remaining members of Nirvana backing his last few encores. The second was at Outside Lands in San Francisco. Paul's new album features a song called Everybody Out There, including our favorite song lyric of 2013 Do some good before you say goodbye. Cheers, FYM.