• AOTY 2015 Lists from Lawnmower, Little American Champ and SYG

    This is the final installment of AOTY lists. Today we get lists from Travis Bravender of Lawnmower, Alex Janis of Little American Champ and Tony of SYG Recs.

    Travis Bravender of Lawnmower

    1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
    2. Ryan Adams - 1989/Blue Light/Burn In The Night/I Do Not Feel Like Being Good/Willow Lane
    3. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit
    4. Beauty Pill - Describes Things As They Are
    5. Ought - Sun Coming Down
    6. Grimes - Art Angels
    7. Dream Version - Beginners
    8. Father John Misty - I Love You Honeybear
    9. Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again
    10. Juliana Hatfield Three - Whatever, My Love
    11. Mountain Club - Time Waits For No One
    12. Bully - Feels Like
    13. Destroyer - Poison Season
    14. The Sidekicks - Runners In The Nerved World
    15. Twerps - Range Anxiety
    16. Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down
    17. Stove - Is Stupider
    18. G.L.O.S.S. - Demo
    19. Swervedriver - I Wasn't Born To Lose You
    20. Young Guv - Ripe 4 Luv

    Alex Janis of Little American Champ

    Top Ten of 2015 (In No Particular Order)
    Title Fight- Hyperview
    Timeshares- Already Dead
    Turnover- Peripheral Vision
    The Sidekicks- Runners in a Nerved World
    Self Defense Family- Heaven is Earth
    Diamond Youth- Nothing Matters
    Cloakroom- Further Out
    Pet Symmetry- Pet Hounds
    Get Bent- Discography
    Oso Oso- Real Stories of True People, Who Kind of Looked Like Monsters
    Notable EPs of 2015
    Rozwell Kid- Good Graphics
    Lowercase Roses- S/T
    Bobby Meader Music- Sometimes I Wish You’d Tell a Lie
    You Blew it!- Pioneer of Nothing
    Braid- Kids Get Grids EP

    Tony of SYG Recs

    This was a weird year in music for me. I think I’ve listened to more new music than I ever have before and I’ve never felt more disconnected from a lot of the albums that are topping lists all over the internet. In a year that super emotional, exceptionally literal indie ruled the school, I found myself going back to (mostly) EP’s that were short, sweet and catchy as hell. So, in no particular order...(most are links)

    This guy rules so hard. I expect big things are going to happen for him soon. Reminds me of The Loved Ones and Against Me!

    The children of all children

    Another one we released and I’m not sorry for having it on my list. This is just the beginning for these guys as they are starting to find their sound and getting better and better.

    Campfires is as good of a song that was recorded this year. I cannot wait to hear more.

    These songs were already 2 years old by the time we got it out but they didn’t change how much I liked them. Lawnmower was my most listened to artist on Spotify this year.

    (can also be included on my 2016 list, NEWS coming soon!)

    Really cool emo doing the revival thing right. FFO: SDRE

    Mostly because it reminds me of Sheryl Crow and she rules.

    Straight forward catch nu emo-pop that I couldn’t stop listening to for the last six months.