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Tax Dan’s Top Five Local Albums of 2014

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:

5. “We Thought We Were So Cool” by Dog Years

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This EP packs a full-length’s worth of passion and great song writing into just 3 songs. I wrote more about it here.

4. “Born To Be Mild” by The Shepherde’s

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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.

3. “Thelema” by I’ll Be An Empire

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Metal not being my usual cup of tea, this is kind of a wild card pick for me. However, this album is an awesome listen. I wrote about this one too

2. Sea Ghost

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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.

1. “Stovall” by Microwave

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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.

Happy Holidays,
Tax Dan

Hard at work

by Andrew

                Soldering speaker wire. #diy

Analog Illuminati

by Andrew

                The new bases for our custom speakers came out really well. 

AR Records

by Analog Revolution

The first step in the Analog Revolution is records.

We are a record label.

We’re pressing records. Ourselves. This is unique. And  awesome.

We’ve cut one EP so far, and we are pressing copies of it in Andrew’s basement. The ability to make 7″ records in small batches is something that no one else can currently boast. We hope to move out to 10″ and 12″ records soon.

The music that we are releasing will come straight from our back yard. These are the musicians that make up our hometowns.

Watch this space for information about our upcoming releases. (and sign up for our mailing list, or tumblr, or twitter, or whatever, for more information! )

Art

by Analog Revolution

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We support local artists and musicians. Someday soon in our store,  you will find T-shirts, posters, art prints, and original artwork by many local artists and designers available for purchase. The majority of the profit from these items goes straight back to the people who created them.

We also occasionally run articles about local art and artists.