(Editor’s Note : A panel of exactly one staggeringly good-looking person was convened to compile the list shown below ; CSTB’s former contributors are either frying bigger fish or are otherwise indisposed. Or frying indisposed fish

As in past years, projects from labels that either pay the CSTB bandwidth bill or directly contribute to the constant thorough neglect of CSTB are ineligible. A version of this list was previously published elsewhere. If you’re seeing it for the second time, at least you didn’t pay for the privilege – GC)

75 Dollar Bill – I Was Real (Thin Wrist)

Mope Grooves – Desire (See My Friends)
Uniform – The Long Walk (Sacred Bones)
Joan Shelley – Like The River Loves The Sea (No Quarter)
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society – Mandatory Reality (Eremite)
Cube – Decoy Street (W. 25th)
Olivia Neutron-John – s/t (Sister Polygon)
Stefan Christensen – The Upcoming Flame (bruit direct disques)
Possible Humans – Everybody Split (Trouble In Mind)

Bill Orcutt -Odds Against Tomorrow (Palilalia)
Boy Harsher – Careful (Nude Club)
Carla dal Forno – Look Up Sharp (Kallista)
Dan Melchior Group – Ruins (Heel Turn)
More Klementines -s/t (Twin Lakes/Feeding Tube)
M. Sage – Catch A Blessing (Geographic North)

Modern Nature  – How To Live (Bella Union)
Shit and Shine – Doing Drugs, Selling Drugs (Riot Season)
Heavy Metal – LP4 (Static Shock / Static Age)

ISS – Alles 3rd Gut (Sorry State)
Weak Signal – LP1 (Mag Mag)
Blank Hellscape – s/t
Kali Malone – The Sacrificial Code (iDeal)
Purple Mountains -s/t (Drag City)
Rattle – s/t (Upset The Rhythm)
Trinary System – Lights In The Center Of Your Head (Feeding Head)
Itchy Bugger – Double Bugger (Low Company)
Taiwan Housing Project – Sub-Language Trustees (Ever/Never)
Mdou Moctar – Ilana : The Creator (Sahel Sounds)
Gotobeds – Debt Begins At 30 (Sub Pop)
Wet Tuna – Water Weird (Three Lobed)
Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band – Pedal Steel & Four Corners? (Paradise of Bachelors)
Sleaford Mods – Eton Alive (Extreme Eating)
Sarah Mary Chadwick – The Queen Who Stole The Sky (Heavy Machinery)
Robbie Lee & Mary Halvorsen – Seed Triangular (New Amsterdam)
Gong Gong Gong – Phantom Rhythm (Wharf Cat)
abu AMA – Aghori (Seagrave)
Thigh Master – Now For Example (Goner)


Michael Beach – “Curtain Of Night” b/w “Electricity” (Tall Texan)
Mick Trouble – “Glad I’m Not Me” (Emotional Response)
Long Hots – “Nickle & Dime” b/w “Give & Take” (Third Man)
Tyvek – Changing Patterns of Protective Coating EP (Double Tapes)
Civic – “Selling Sucking Blackmail Bribes” b/w “Velvet Casino” (Total Punk)

Rob Noyes – “You Are Tired” b/w “Nightmare Study” (Market Square)


Peter Laughner – (Smog Veil)

Jim Shepard – Heavy Action (ever/never)
Malaria – Compiled 2.0 (Moabit Musik)
Bill Direen – A Memory Of Others (Sophomore Lounge)
Various – We Were Living In Cincinnati : Punk & Underground Sounds From Ohio’s Queen City 1975-1982) (Hozac)
Gene Clark – No Other box (4AD)
Silkworm – In The West (Comedy Minus One)
The Victims – s/t (In The Red)


Michael Beach and The Artists, Murphy’s, Memphis
Sumac, Barracuda, Austin
Tropical Fuck Storm, King’s Raleigh NC
John Talley-Jones & Volcano Rabbit, Hotel Vegas, Austin

Fire!, The North Door, Austin

Dame Evelyn Glennie Kuljit Bhamra & Charles Hayward, Cafe Oto, London
David Nance Group, Carousel Lounge, Austin
Natural Information Society, Hideout, Chicago
Sunn, Emo’s, Austin
Idles, Barracuda, Austin

Heather Leigh, Peter Brötzman, North Door, Austin

Bill Callahan, Scholz Beer Garten, Austin
King Brothers, Barracuda, Austin
Syfria Trio, Volstead Lounge, Austin
The Chills, Cheer Up Charlies, Austin