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Christopher Hansell’s favorite records of 2012; Pharmakon & Soren (Rosenkopf) add West Coast dates

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Christopher Hansell of Warthog (ex-The Men) has dropped off his top 10 releases of 2012, as well as other thoughts on the passing year. Check out those below.

Warthog (which also features members of Nude Beach) is scheduled to play Worcester, MA at The Beacon on 12/15 with Who Killed Spikey Jacket, in addition to their previously discussed show with Inmates at Acheron on 1/12.

Hansell is also involved in power electronics crew Foreplay who will play the West Coast later this month with the great Pharmakon and Soren (of Rosenkopf). Dates are below. Soren will also play NYC at Saint Vitus on 1/5 as part of the Dysrhythmia/Wreck & Reference show (tickets).

Speaking of The Men, check them out this Friday at Saint Vitus (12/14), part of a Hurricane Sandy benefit (tickets).

Hansell’s 2012 Top 10 list is below, along with video and a list of all tour dates.

WARTHOG – 5/5/12 @ 538 Johnson

10 releases I loved this year – (In no particular order.)* –
Vatican Shadow – Ornamented Walls (Modern Love)
Pharmakon – Deserve It (Live in Chicago) Cassette (Chondritic Sound)
Demdike Stare – Elemental (Modern Love)
Hank Wood and The Hammerheads – Go Home (Toxic State)
Crazy Spirit – LP (Toxic State)
Silent Servant – Negative Fascination (Hospital Productions)
NASA Space Universe – 12″ EP (Self-Released)
Death Grips – No Love Deep Web (Self-Released)
Rosenkopf – S/T (Wierd)
Andy Stott – Luxury Problems (Modern Love)

7″s / EP’s / Demos –
Total Control – Scenes From A Marriage 7″ (Sub-Pop)
Kremlin – Demo
Dawn of Humans – Blurst Of The Birdfish 7″ (Toxic State)
Hoax – 7″ (Painkiller Records)
Goosebumps – I Hate My Body 7″ (Burn Books)
Salvation – House of The Beating Hell 7″ (Youth Attack!)

Honorable Mentions –
Swans – The Seer
Antwon – End of Earth
Cities Aviv – Black Pleasure
D-Clone – Creation & Destroy
Slices – Still Cruising

Label of the year –
Sacred Bones

* – I didn’t list Merchandise’s Children of Desire on my top 10 because I work closely with the band. Having said that, it is one of my favorite records of this year and I think it would be silly to NOT mention it.

PHARMAKON, SOREN, FOREPLAY – 2012 TOUR DATES
12/18 – Deadhorse Warehouse Tempe, AZ
12/22 – Human Resources Los Angeles, CA

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