Sacramento garage band G. Green released their debut LP on Mt.St.Mtn in July. Andrew Henderson and a rotating cast of players (the incarnation on this record includes Rod Meyer from Eat Skull / Hospitals), delivered a party punk platter that comes on the heels of some well received 7”s (look for their singles on 12XU, Malt Duck and Italian Beach Babes) and then hit the road in support of the the LP, Crap Culture. If you haven’t heard the record, you should. It lands somewhere between Tyvek, Born Innocent era Redd Kross and No Pocky For Kitty era Superchunk. Rad, huh?
Ghettoblaster recently caught up with Henderson to discuss his favorite records of 2012. Here are the platters he’s been listening to…
1. Tyvek – On Triple Beams (In The Red)
The best/most interesting modern band. Their best LP, but everything this band has done is gold.
2. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold (Dull Tools)
Great new band from NYC that mine a Feelies sound, they absolutely rule live, too.
3. Mad Nanna – I Made Blood Better (Negative Guestlist)
Sort of like anxiety encapsulated on a record. Late night paranoia jams.
4. Xwave – Cities on Flame (Little Big Chief)
Stretched out outsider sounds, also from Australia. There’s a cover of Black Flag’s “Wasted” on there, but you wouldn’t know it!
5. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Para Vista Social Club (Bedroom Suck)
Simple, jangling, chugging pop nugs from Australia. Apparently recorded a couple years back, but only released on vinyl in 2012
6. Mordecai – Mordecai (Killertree)
AmRep inflected tardcore made by two brothers in Montana.
7. Fine Steps – Boy’s Co. (self released)
Great to see Julian’s great songs finally come to fruition!
8. Bits of Shit – Cut Sleeves (Homeless)
Unrelenting pubpunk from Australia. Wish I hadn’t sat on my ass when they played the west coast. Probably the coolest looking frontman in recent history.
9. Sunflare – Ghetto Blast (Batshit)
Psych ROCK rulers out of Spain, I believe. Not unlike a jammier Puffy Areolas. Heavy stuff.
10. El Jesus De Magico – Just Deserts (Columbus Discount)
Ohio weirdos’ last record, apparently. Weirder and more psych than previous more Kiwi-inflected efforts.