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For Your Consideration: Crash Avenue’s 2011 Releases

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Lists! Mmmm boy! You may have already completed yours or are in the process, dear blogger/writer friend, but before you hit publish, I’d like to take a minute to shoot a quick reminder your way of some of the fine releases I’ve had the pleasure of working this year. In my opinion, many of these are undoubtedly deserving of some retrospective praise – so included below is our list of every 2011 release we hustled, both LPs and EPs, in order of their release.

If you need any press materials from these artists, don’t hesitate to get at me: michael@crash-avenue.com

Young CirclesBones – electro/experimental [Bandcamp]
Lady LazarusMantic – bedroom/ambient pop [Bandcamp]
Secret Colours - Follow the Drone - psych rock [Bandcamp]
HeypennyA Jillion Kicks – indie pop [Website]
Lubec - Nothing is Enough – garage rock [Bandcamp]
GuitaroJJ’s Crystal Palace – shoegaze [Bandcamp]
Francois Peglau - The Imminent Failure of… – baroque pop [Bandcamp]
Guadalupe Platas/t – psych blues [Bandcamp]
Stripmall ArchitectureFeathersongs For Factory Girls Part 2 – dream pop [Bandcamp]
The Hit BackWho Are These Weird Old Kids - indie pop [Bandcamp]
VandaveerDig Down Deep – folk [Website]
BrontosaurusCold Comes to Claim – post rock [Bandcamp]
Ben Sollee - Inclusions – folk [Bandcamp]
The Big Eyes Family PlayersFamily Favourites – freak folk [Label]
ChelanTowers – psych rock [Soundcloud]
FondaBetter Days – shoegaze [Soundcloud]
J. Irvin Dally - Sun Room – electric folk [Bandcamp]
The Chocolate HorseBeasts – chamber pop [Website]
Pearl and the Beard - Killing the Darlings - orchestral folk pop [Label]
Total Babes - Swimming Through Sunlight – garage pop [Bandcamp]
Nerves JuniorAs Bright As Your Night Light – experimental [Bandcamp]
jenn mierauHUSH – trip-hop [Bandcamp]
The LadybirdsShimmy Shimmy Dang – retro rock [Bandcamp]
Color RadioArchitects – indie rock [Website]
Annie WilliamsThis Mountain/Midnight Window – folk [Bandcamp]

CRASH AVENUE NASHVILLE

Wes Swing - Through A Fogged Glass
The Milk Carton KidsRetrospect
Cameron McGill - Is A Beast
Town MountainSteady Operator
The Farewell DriftersEcho Boom
Jason WhiteThe Longing
The Milk Carton KidsPrologue
Angela Easterling - Beguiler
Girls Guns and GlorySweet Nothings
Tom McBrideA Brief Head Spin
Ange Boxall - Writing Letters
Crooked StillFriends of Fall
Gill LandryPiety & Desire
Whitehorses/t