When I was running my radio show Underground Takeover, one of the best things I did was run a feature called The Hit List: 10 Demos, Albums, and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now. Every couple of months I would compile a list of the albums, EP’s and singles that I found myself listening to ad infinitum, and that I figured everyone needed to be aware of and listening to.
When my show ended (it was a college show, after all), The Hit List ended with it. Lately though, so much amazing material has been coming out, these artists really need to be highlighted. So, we’ll resurrect The Hit List for a little while and see how it goes!
Some new details though, to reflect a new incarnation of The Hit List:
- Lists will be lengthened from 10 entries to 20.
- List items (demos, albums, EP’s, single) appear in no specific order; i.e.: there is no “top” or “bottom” of the list.
- I will do my best to attach relevant details to each item, including title, artist, artwork, and year.
- I will do my best to keep the list running, and publish a new list as often as possible.
- These albums and singles are spread across a variety of platforms, and thus making a straight playlist is currently too time-consuming. However, I’ll reexamine this point over the next few months.
- To help distinguish: demo, Single, Album, and EP titles occur in italics, artist names in bold, and years of release in regular font.
- Artist names will be linked to either their Facebook, Twitter, home site, or other pages.
- This is all for fun, so let’s keep it that way.
So with that, let’s get to it. Here’s my Hit List for July 6, 2015:
- Take Me – Single — Pneumatic — 2015
- Ephemeral — Remedy X — 2013
- The Devil Never Comes — Molly Rhythm — 2015
- Passengers EP — The Fallen Prodigy — 2015
- The Steppin Stones — The Steppin Stones — 2015
- Fourstory EP — A Black Eye Affair — 2015
- Prophet — Florence & Normandie — 2015
- Triangulum Mechanism — Sunshine & Bullets — 2014
- Half Blue — Half Blue — 2015
- Sweet Disillusion – Single — Elie & the Engine — 2015
- Just the Tip — Big Red Dog — 2015
- Girls of the Yukon — The Head — 2013
- Demo — Third Season — 2015
- Faces of the Sea — Party Asylum — 2014
- Blur of Our Souls — Heavy Gloom — 2015
- Distance Between Us — Eat Your Heart Out — 2015
- Miles Away — My Monthly Date — 2015
- The Drake Equation EP — Helion Prime — 2015
- Dais EP — Dais — 2015
- Unable to Function EP — Vanilla Function — 2015