Comp CD giveaway deadline; How was Dolores Diaz? January releases; new Faint video (sort of)…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 1:40 pm January 4, 2016

by Tim McMahan,

Let’s get this out of the way first.

Lazy-i Best of 2015!

Lazy-i Best of 2015!

Today is the last day to enter to win a copy of the Lazy-i Best of 2015 Comp CD. The collection includes my favorite indie tunes discovered last year as part of my tireless work as a music critic for Lazy-i. Among those represented: Courtney Barnett, Clarence Tilton, Simon Joyner, Beck, Freedy Johnston, Ceremony, John Klemmensen, Natalie Prass, Digital Leather, Belle & Sebastian, plus lots more. The full track listing is here. Entering to win is super-easy, either: 1. Send an email with your mailing address to, or 2) Write a comment on one of my Lazy-i related posts in Facebook, or 3) Retweet a Lazy-i tweet. You also can enter by sending me a direct message in Facebook or Twitter.

Contest deadline is midnight tonight! Don’t delay, enter right now.

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How was Dolores Diaz last night at O’Leaver’s? Well, I couldn’t tell you because I DNA’d — i.e., Did Not Attend. It being a school night. But good ol’ Kevin Coffey did, and here’s his review of the show. Also in attendance was Hear Nebraska, and here’s their photos and a brief write-up. And I’m told that the session was recorded, though there’s no guarantee it’ll end up posted at Live @ O’Leaver’s. Keep your fingers crossed. If you were there last night, post your review in the comments section.

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If you’re wondering (like me) what to look forward to in 2016, Album of the Year has you covered. Here’s the website’s list of January 2016 upcoming releases. From the list, I’m looking forward to hearing new stuff from Bowie, Savages, Tricky, Shearwater, Tindersticks, Suede, Eleanor Friedberger, Ty Segall… I assume there’s a few things missing from their list…

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The folks over at Nowness today released a never-before-posted video of The Faint’s “Desperate Guys” music video. Why this was never released back when Wet from Birth was released in 2004 remains a mystery.

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