Best of 2017

Here I am, doing it all wrong again by releasing my Best of 2017 list way before Xmas. Every year it shows, that I discover fabulous artists with some delay and I feel sorry these albums are missing the list, only because I wasn’t quick enough! Like in 2016, I failed to mention these excellent records:

Merk: Swordfish (self-released)
Snails: Safe in Silence (Fearl Child Records)
Minta & The Brook Trout: Slow (NorteSul)
CaStLeS: Foresteering (Hafod Mastering)
Ben Reed: Station Masters (Gare Du Nord)

If you haven’t heard of any of those artists, please check them out!

And here they are, the winners of the 2017 Golden Glades award:


Corridor: Supermercado (Requiem Pour Un Twister)
Mauno: Tuning (Tin Angel)
This Is the Kit: Moonshine Freeze (Rough Trade)
Brent Cash: The New High (Marina Records)
Raoul Vignal: The Silver Veil (Talitres)
The Parson Red Heads: Blurred Harmony (Fluff and Gravy)
Crepes: Channel Four (Deaf Ambition)
Sweet Baboo: Wild Imagination (Moshi Moshi)
Andrew Taylor: From The Outside Looking In (Rock Indiana)
Hand Habits: Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) (Woodsist)
Omni: Multi-Task (Trouble In Mind)
Faith Healer: Try (Mint Records)
Balduin: Bohemian Garden (self-released)
The Proper Ornaments: Foxhole (Tough Love)
Travis Bretzer: Bubble Gum (Human Sounds)
Baby Island: Break the Lease (Hello Records)
Human Heat: All Is Too Much (Offline Records)
Midnight Sister: Saturn Over Sunset (Jagjaguwar)

Of course this list is a purely subjective affair, but if you feel like I missed a highlight, please let me know!!

Also worth checking out: the voting of my ByteFM colleagues
best songs & best album

On Tape

Vor 54 Jahren wurde die Musikkassette erfunden, um die Jahrtausendwende verschwand sie fast komplett vom Markt und feiert nun als Liebhaberprojekt ein rauschendes Comeback. Golden Glades wird heute aber nicht etwa die Zeit zurückspulen, sondern ganz viel aktuelle Musik abspielen, die derzeit On Tape zu haben ist, u.a. von Deerhoof, Alvvays und LAPD.



The Pooh SticksOn TapeCherry Red
Caroline SaysWinter Is ColdWestern Vinyl
Shelf LifeMortal Bus BoyYellow K Records
AlvvaysNot My BabyTransgressive Records
VansireEleven WeeksSpirit Goth Records
DeerhoofCon SordinoJoyful Noise
Kane StrangTwo Hearts and No BrainDead Oceans
GRNDMSWhite Hot MessFox Food Records
SlumbersBattleSports Day Records
My Teenage StrideChristopher ComeUnblinking Ear Records
Plates of CakeJudge On HolidayUnblinking Ear Records
Good MorningOnce You KnowBedroom Suck Records
PoppiesDumb AdviceTopshelf Records
Travis BretzerHistory RepeatsHuman Sounds
Small WonderWind Let LooseGold Flake Tapes
Pickle DarlingChomsky's SweaterZ Tapes
In Love With A GhostI Was Feeling DownƒZ Tapes
motion.ExplanationsHaju Tapes
Human HeatI Need My SpaceOffline Records
Los Angeles Police DepartmentGrownAnti-
Sunshine FacesMore Than ScienceTemporary Enjoyment
Heaven For
Baby IslandMercury LifeHello Records
WwomanWaste Our
GobbinjrDon'tchya KnoYellow K Records
KiDDLittle LucyBarnes Society
Adrian Teacher and the SubsCash for GoldCity Beautiful Records
Dana GavanskiHow Long Has It Been?Fox Food Records
Griffin RodriguezEmmanueleCimiotti Tapes

À discrétion

Findet man auf der Speisekarte oder bei einem speziellen Gericht den Hinweis à discrétion, so bedeutet es, dass man ohne Aufpreis so viel essen darf, wie Herz und Magen begehren. Entsprechend gibt es bei Golden Glades heute musikalische Spezialitäten bis zum Abwinken bzw. Satthören. Es sollte für jeden (guten) Geschmack etwas dabei sein – je vous en prie!


Summer SaltCandy
Dana GavanskiHow Much Is Enough?Fox Food Records
Big Baby DriverDonovanElectric Muse
DonovanVoyage Into The Golden ScreenSony
Grizzly BearWasted AcresRCA
Francis Macdonald & Harry PyeIsle Of CapriShoeshine
Dent MayHello Cruel WorldCarpark
TerryTake Me to the CityUpset The Rhythm
Chain And The GangWhat Is A Dollar?In The Red
Simon Bish & Andy FondaSilly Things Lovers DoBeautiful Music
HoopSend Purpose DownJigsaw
Fai BabaCan't Stop Loving YouA Tree in a Field Records
Andy ShaufJenny Come HomeAnti-
Nana GrizolWindowOrange Twin
CrecentGet Yourself TidyGeographic
Overdrive Amp ExplosionA Few Questions To The WorldLabelship
TancredBirthday CandlesPolyvinyl
Wesley GonzalezNot That Kind Of GuyMoshi Moshi
Girl RayDon't Go Back At TenMoshi Moshi
Mt. Wilson RepeaterGet
This Is the KitHotter ColderRough Trade
Dieter van Deurne & The PoliticsHeart-Shaped StoneMorr Music
Baby IslandLove is CodeHello Records
LAKETurn AroundTapete
Zwanie JonsonHeavy SeaStaatsakt
Chad VanGaalenPine and CloverSub Pop
Judy Dyble & Andy LewisNo WordsAcid Jazz
Lal & Mike WatersonRed Wine PromisesDomino
Pearls Before SwineFootnoteWarner
The PaperheadReincarnatedTrouble In Mind
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