by Dan Wilson
My name is Dan A.K.A. Tax Dan. I’m in a pop-punk band called Like Mike, I play solo under the moniker Honesty Again, I do tax stuff for a living, and I write (mostly about local bands) for Analog Revolution. 2014 has been a GREAT year for local music. Here’s the local albums that made my top five:
This EP packs a full-length’s worth of passion and great song writing into just 3 songs. I wrote more about it here.
Cameron Austin is The Shepherde’s and he’s one of the best solo acts I’ve ever seen, local or otherwise. Go ahead, buy a physical copy of his album from Analog Revolution as proof.
Okay okay, they haven’t actually put out an album yet but Sea Ghost has released a few songs this year and I’m just very excited about this band. Just check out their bandcamp page (linked above) and you’ll see what I mean.
If you aren’t in love with this album after listening to it, you have no soul. Okay maybe that’s not entirely true but you should give it a listen.
It’s been a very exciting year for local music, as so much of it has been brewing. Let’s hope 2015 continues that momentum.