Episode 085: Top Albums of 2019


In Episode 085 we look back on 2019 and discuss our favorite albums of the year. In addition, we discuss our honorable mentions, share our favorite live shows of the year share our listeners top albums of the year, and count down our favorite 20 records of 2019.

David’s Top Ten Albums of 2019: 10. Steve Gunn: “The Unseen In Between,” 9. Cass McCombs: “Tip Of The Sphere,” 8. Chris Forsyth: “All Time Present,” 7. Rose City Band: “S/T,” 6. Sturgil Simpson: “Sound & Fury,” 5. Weyes Blood: “Titanic Rising,” 4. Wand: “Laughing Matter,” 3. Elder: “The Gold & Silver Sessions,” 2. Garcia Peoples: “Natural Facts”/”One Step Behind,” 1. Vampire Weekend: “Father Of The Bride”

Brian’s Top Ten Albums of 2019: 10. Dave Harrington Group: “Pure Imagination, No Country”, 9. Garcia Peoples: “Natural Facts”/”One Step Behind,” 8. Bill Callahan: “Shepard In A Sheepskin Vest,” 7. Purple Mountains: “S/T,” 6. Nerija: “Blume,” 5. Wilco: “Ode To Joy,” 4. Dire Wolves: “Grow Towards The Light,” 3. Weyes Blood: “Titantic Rising,” 2. Chris Forsyth: “All Time Present,” 1. Cass McCombs: “Tip Of The Sphere”

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2019 has been a breakthrough year for the wide-ranging Indie Jam Community. Three of the most exciting acts in the larger genre, Ryley Walker, Chris Forsyth and Garcia Peoples have each released standout records and performed excellent month-long residencies throughout New York City. Now all three are teaming up for a highly-anticipated Phish Aftershow on December 30 at Le Poisson Rouge: Electric In The Village — presented by Osiris Media. Just a ten minute ride downtown on the A line, the show is sure to go deep into the night and blur the lines between the collective groups.

Tickets are on sale now at LPR.com — $15 in advance/ $20 the day of the show. $1 of each ticket purchased will be donated to the Waterwheel Foundation, supporting local needs in Vermont.

December 30 is always a standout show for Phish, keep the jams going at Le Poisson Rouge for Electric In The Village — presented by Osiris Media, with Ryley Walker, Chris Forsyth and Garcia Peoples. Your 2020’s self with thank you from the future!

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