It’s been another big year for reunited indie/emo rockers The Jazz June who originally started their eight year run in 1996 in a small town in Pennsylvania named Kutztown. The band stopped playing live in 2004, but remained close and continued to write songs and collaborate on each others’ projects.
In addition to releasing their first full-length in 12 years, After The Earthquake, this month via Topshelf Records, the band will made appearances Fun Fun Fun Fest and will play a string of holiday shows with Brooklyn’s Field Mouse (listed below).
Ghettoblaster recently caught up with vocalist, guitarist and friend Andrew Low to ask about his favorites for the year. These are the 11 albums he was digging this year.
Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Alvvays, S/T The Spider Bags, Frozen Letter Field Mouse, Hold Still Life
Beach Slang, Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street
Caribou – Our Love
King Tuff, Black Moon Spell
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags
Strands of Oak, Heal
Sharon Van Etten, Are We There
The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream
12/27 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Tickets
12/28 – Washington, DC – DC9 Nightclub Tickets
1/2 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs Tickets
1/3 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle Tickets