Best of 2019: Locals Only

My 50 favorite local releases of 2019

December 30, 2019
Best of 2019

Best of 2019

2019 is in the books and it was another year loaded with great music from the PNW. This was the year we received the highly anticipated return of Pedro The Lion, NAVVI released a club album from the future, Great Grandpa setup shop in hearts all over the country, Travis Thompson put the world on notice, MYXA came out of nowhere, Ings finally released an album and it was 100% worth the wait, and Ben Zaidi and Budo made something completely perfect.

It was a remarkable year.

It was such a good year that it would be a real crime to just list 10 or even 20 of my favorite releases. The truth is the top 10 list changes every day. So instead here is a list of 50 albums, EPs and mixtapes from artists out of our part of the world that all deserve our attention.

Great Grandpa – Four Of Arrows

 

Cataldo – Literally Main Street

 

Sol – Soon Enough

 

Dude York – Falling

 

Pedro The Lion – Phoenix

 

Lisa Prank – Perfect Love Song

 

John Van Deusen – (I Am) Origami Pt. 3 A Catacomb Hymn

 

Ben Zaidi + Budo - Abandonism

 

Navvi – 25O2

 

Chris Staples – Holy Moly

 

Versing – 10000

 

Tacocat – This Mess Is A Place

 

Ravenna Woods – Disappearing Someone

 

somesurprises – somesurprises

 

Laza – In The Meantime

 

Duke Evers – Dreams and Desires That Are Common To Youth

 

Thunderpussy - Milk It

 

The Black Tones – Cobain & Cornbread

 

Travis Thompson – Reckless Endangerment

 

Rudy Willingham – Dunk Reactions

 

Ings – Lullaby Rock

 

MistaDC – HAPPYer Now

 

SYML - SYML

 

Dark Smith – Degressive

 

Jason McCue – Wasteland

 

Telekinesis – Effluxion

 

Lemolo – Swansea

 

Dave b. - Bleu

 

Flying Fish Cove – At Moonset

 

Antonioni – The Odds Were All Beating Me

 

Guayaba - Fantasmagoria

 

Dirty Rugs - Two Sides

 

La Fille – Alright Already

 

Sylvi – HomeBody

 

Hibou – Halve

 

Warren Dunes – Welcome To Warren Dunes

 

Dead Bars - Regulars

 

MYXA – Mosca

 

Actionesse – The Deep, Bright Below

 

Taylar Elizza Beth - Ripening

 

Variations – Make This Last

 

Black Ends - Sellout

 

Kilcid Band – Lead Singer EP

 

Chastity Belt – Chastity Belt

 

Moody Bear - Mood Swings

 

SassyBlack – Ancient Mohogany Gold

 

Terror/Cactus – Corriente EP

 

Black Belt Eagle Scout – At The Party With My Brown Friends

 

Aline & Wes – Lavender Lemonade

 

YourYoungBody – Devotion