New Year’s Day was not long ago… and everyone’s broke but ready to build; we’re feeling unified in an occupy-sort of way, each of us motivated by the respective songs and noises of our contemporaries. At least, that’s the view through my fan-boy lens. The year ended with that typically somewhat-calm-ish-period for the
Hereupon the fifth month of the year, I sat down to make a “Top 5” favorite local rock songs – so far – of 2012. With the death of CD’s, it seems like the MixTape is undoubtedly back to being on actual tape. Actually, some of the songs listed here are available only in the cassette format.
Singer/songwriter Matthew Milia had no reservations making something epic, monumental, or even oceanic, in scope; an album from which “thoughtful and patient listeners” could “encounter a really rich experience” that they could return to “frequently and interact with in new ways each time.”