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Favorite EP’s/Singles of 2020

It’s my favorite time of year when I get go back through all the records released in 2020 that I listened to and put together a list of my favorites to share. This year I had so many albums to share that I had to create two lists. One for EP’s and singles and one for full-length releases. I’ve included Bandcamp links where they were available. I think each of these releases is worth a listen. Go check out some new tunes! Enjoy. 

Honorable Mentions
Coma City – When All Else Fails
Arkhtinn – Astrophobia
Refused – The Malignant Fire

40. Purplish – Into The Future

Shoegaze – https://purplish.bandcamp.com/album/into-the-future

39. Goddamnit/Traverse – Split

Punk – https://goddamnit.bandcamp.com/album/goddamnit-traverse-split

38. Liberandos – Cool Your Jets

Indie/Punk – https://liberandos.bandcamp.com/album/cool-your-jets

37. Virginity – Death At The Party

Emo/Punk – https://virginityisrad.bandcamp.com/album/death-to-the-party

36. Relegation – Thousand Dead Trees

Hardcore – https://relegationaltf.bandcamp.com/album/thousand-dead-trees


35. Overgrow – Hear Your Voice Again


Emo/Indie Pop – https://commongroundcollective.bandcamp.com/album/hear-your-voice-again


34. Phavors – Petals

Dream Pop – https://phavors.bandcamp.com/album/petals-ep

33. Death At Intervals – We’re Inside The Foxglove

Post Hardcore/Emo – https://deathatintervals.bandcamp.com/album/were-inside-the-foxglove

32. Fang Fang – Fang Shui

Rock – https://fangfang.bandcamp.com/album/fang-shui

31. Corduroy Moon – Gone For the Weekend

Indie Pop – https://corduroymoon.bandcamp.com/album/gone-for-the-weekend

30. Scale and Feather – Chasms

Post Rock/Post Metal – https://scaleandfeather.bandcamp.com/album/chasms

29. KYOTY – Eliora bat Avraham v’ Sarah

Post Metal – https://kyoty.bandcamp.com/album/eliora-bat-avraham-v-sarah

28. Ghosting – Mini EP

Emo – https://ghostingmusic.bandcamp.com/album/mini-ep

27. Rain of Salvation – In Times of Desperation

Hardcore – https://rainofsalvation.bandcamp.com/

26. Slow Disco – Super Slow Disco

Emo – https://slowdiscopdx.bandcamp.com/album/super-slow-disco

25. Puzzle – Nothing But Rain

Post Rock – https://voiceoftheunheard.bandcamp.com/album/votu050-nothing-but-the-rain

24. Black Rat – New Start

Punk – https://black-rat.bandcamp.com/album/new-start

23. – Catbite/Omnigone – Split

Ska/Punk – https://badtimerecords.bandcamp.com/album/catbite-x-omnigone

22. Vekora – EP2

Alternative/Indie Rock – https://vekora.bandcamp.com/

21. To Be Gentle/sowithout – septemberthirteenthtwentytwenty

Screamo – https://sowithout.bandcamp.com/album/septemberthirteenthtwentytwenty

20. A Place In Prague – Contact High

Emo – https://aplaceinprague.bandcamp.com/album/contact-high-ep

19. The Third Project – Tractopelle

Post Hardcore/Post Metal – https://thethirdproject.bandcamp.com/album/tractopelle

18. Overo/Asthenia – Split

Screamo/Emo – https://overo.bandcamp.com/album/overo-asthenia-split

17. Naru – The Falling Moon

Indie/Dream Pop/Emo – https://naru09.bandcamp.com/album/–2

16. Mornifle – Mornifle

Post Metal/Post Rock – https://mornifle.bandcamp.com/releases

15. Venezia Rojo Shocking – Playful

Indie Rock – https://veneziarojoshocking.bandcamp.com/

14. Left Neglect – Children

Alternative/Indie Rock – https://leftneglect.bandcamp.com/album/children

13. Ammonia Wash – Erasure Poems

Shoegaze/Emo – https://ammoniawash.bandcamp.com/album/erasure-poems

12. Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh – Operation Take Over

Nu Metal 

11.Hammock – Into the Blank / Madi

Ambient – https://shop.hammockmusic.com/album/into-the-blank-madi

10. Every Light Goes Out – Every Light Goes Out

Post Rock – https://everylightgoesout.bandcamp.com/

9. Aches – Dead Youth

Post Hardcore – https://acheshc.bandcamp.com/album/dead-youth

8. Spotlights – We Are All Atomic

Post Metal – https://spotlights.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-all-atomic

7. Starflyer 59 – Miami

Indie Rock – https://starflyer59.bandcamp.com/album/miami

6. Glimmers – Cluttered Heart

Emo/Indie Pop – https://commongroundcollective.bandcamp.com/album/cluttered-heart

5. Maggie Gently – Good Cry

Indie/Singer Songwriter – https://maggiegently.bandcamp.com/album/good-cry

4. The Beautiful Mistake – You Are Not Broken. I Am

Post Hardcore/Emo – https://wiretaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/youre-not-broken-i-am

3. Fake Eyes – A Drip Is All We Know

Post Hardcore/Space Rock – https://newmoralityzine.bandcamp.com/album/a-drip-is-all-we-know

2. – Death Tapes – Preface

Screamo – https://deathtapes.bandcamp.com/album/preface-2

1. Hopesfall – Hall Of The Sky

Post Hardcore/Space Rock

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In Parallel Announce Debut EP

In Parallel, the new project featuring Ryan Parrish and Lance Black of Celebrity, have announced their long awaited debut ep, Broken Codes. That ep will be out on February 16th. In Parallel host a private listen party at the Blockhouse in Nashville. Tweet the band for details.

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Ester Drang Premieres The Union

Tulsa, OK shoegazers Ester Drang have released their first new music in over a decade. The song is called The Union and it’s from the band’s upcoming new ep. You can give the track a spin below.

Ester Drang has also announced that they will once again be touring with Echo and The Bunnymen in August.

August 2: The Slowdown – Omaha, NE
August 5: Union Hall – Edmonton, AB*
August 6: Macewan Ballroom – Calgary, AB*
August 8: Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB*
August 9: First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN*
August 11: London Music hHall – London, ON*
August 12: Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC*
*with Echo & The Bunnymen

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This week I have new music from Julien Baker, Slowdive, Shallov, Citysick, and more.

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Slowdive Shares New Single

Seminal shoegaze band Slowdive has shared their first new song in 22 years! The song is called Star Roving and you can give it a spin below. On their website the band says they have a “bunch” of new tracks they’ve been working on, so hopefully this is just the beginning.

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Shoegazi??? Download a Shoegaze Fugazi Tribute Record

Brazilian Record Label “The Blog That Celebrates Itself” has released a shoegaze tribute compilation to DC punk legends Fugazi. The record is called Steady Gaze of Nothing and you can name your own price for the record at https://theblogthatcelebratesitself.bandcamp.com/album/steady-gaze-of-nothing-a-reverence-to-fugazi

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