(Editor’s Note  : A panel of exactly one brilliant person was convened to compile the lists shown below ; perhaps CSTB’s former contributors have some opinions on these matters, but frankly, they can continue spending their afternoons  flicking off to Tricia  (until I need their help with something, anyway).  Perhaps one of the national struggling outlets they’re writing for is eager to publish an essay about some grotesque festival gig or a reunion of a band that sucked from day one, that is, if they’re not busy destroying another version of Death By Audio.

As in past years, projects from labels that either pay the CSTB bandwidth bill or directly contribute to the growing neglect of CSTB are ineligible.  A version of this list was previously published elsewhere.  If you’re seeing it for the second time today, chances are you deserved it – GC)


(Photo by Otto Montgomery-McCarthy)

Roy Montgomery – RMHQ (Grapefruit)

75 Dollar Bill – Wood Metal Plastic Pattern Rock (Thin Wrist)
Chook Race – Around The House (Trouble In Mind)
Counter Intuits – Monosyllabilly (Pyramid Scheme)
The Double – Dawn Of the Double (In The Red)
Tyvek – Origin Of What (In The Red)
E – E (Thrill Jockey)
Outer Spaces – A Shedding Snake (Don Giovanni)
Arthur Doyle – Room (Amish)
Heavy Metal – LP (Static Shock)
Wussy – Forever Sounds (Shake It)

Quin Galavis – My Life In Steel & Concrete (Super Secret)
Spray Paint – Feel The Clamps (Goner)

Ultimate Painting – Dusk (Trouble In Mind)
Stefan Christensen & Friends – Empty Plateaus (Loki)

Stefan Christensen – Israel (It’s More Of The Same) (C/Site)
Jennifer O’Connor – Surface Noise (Kiam)
Los Lichis – Dog (Feeding Tube)
Teal Grapefruit – Cry Pink Process (cassette)
Tommy Keene – Showtunes II (TKG)
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – The Rarity Of Experience (No Quarter)
David Nance – More Than Enough (Badabing)
Centre Negative – Emotion Is Cringey (Ever/Never)
Grady Runyon – Solar Guitar (Loki)
Nathan Bowles – Whole & Cloven (Paradise Of Bachelors)
Foster Care – Sterilization (Total Punk)

not albums :

Glam Fail – “Cyclone Rodney” 7” (Ever/Never)
Bad Sports – Living With Secrets 12” (Dirtnap)
Gate – Saturday Night Fever (MIE)

Whipper – “Shit Love” (Aarght)

reissues :

Dow Jones & The Industrials – Can’t Stand The Midwest 1979-1981 (Family Vineyard)
Träd, Gräs och Stenar – Djungelns Lag / Mors Mors / Kom Tillsammans box (Mexican Summer)
The Proletariat – Soma Holiday (S-S)
Colin Newman – A-Z / Not To (Sentient Sonics)


Watery Love with Mary Lattimore, King’s Barcade, Raleigh, September
Chook Race, Beerland, Austin, October
Scientists, The Lexington, London June
Mystic Inane, Don Pedro, Brooklyn, August
Life Stinks, Beerland, Austin
GW Sok / Action Beat, Barracuda, Austin
Radioactivity. Everytime. everywhere.
The Ex, WNYC, Winter Jazzfest, January
Teal Grapefruit, Max Fish Abasement,NYC April
Richard Pinhas, Farewell Books, Austin, October
Iggy Pop, Austin City Limits taping, March
The Chills, Monty Hall, Jersey City, April

The Rebel, Hotel Vegas, August
Sauna Youth, Beerland, Austin, September
Reigning Sound, Barracuda, Austin, December
Burmese, Beerland, September

fangs for the memories :
Aquarius Records, Spray Paint, Bartolo Colon