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Rachel Aggs (Shopping, Sacred Paws) lists her favorite things of 2019

Shopping at Elsewhere
Rachel Aggs with Shopping @ Elsewhere (more by Jeanette D. Moses)

Rachel Aggs had a busy 2019, releasing terrific new albums with her bands Trash Kit and Sacred Paws (who also toured North America), and made a new album with Shopping that will be out in 2020. If you haven’t listened to those Sacred Paws and Trash Kit albums, you can stream them both, along with the new Shopping single, below.

Shopping’s new album, All or Nothing, is out February 7 and the band will be on tour with Automatic in 2020 as well, hitting Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Hall on March 28 (tickets).

Rachel shared lists of her favorite stuff of 2019 (records, gigs, comics and videogames) on the Merge Blog and her list included albums from Cate Le Bon, Merge labelmates Gauche, Sacred Paws tourmates French Vanilla, Charli XCX, Vanishing Twin, Patience (Roxanne from Veronica Falls), and more. Check out her list below.

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Rachel Aggs (Sacred Paws, Shopping, Trash Kit) – 2019 Favorites
Records
Rozi Plain – What A Boost
Bamboo – Daughters Of The Sky
Serafina Steer – The Mind Is A Trap
Various Artists – Alefa Madagascar
Otim Alpha – Gulu City Anthems
Gauche – A People’s History of Gauche
Hama – Houmeissa
Charli Xcx – Charli
J Mc Farlanes Reality Guest – Ta Da
Clear Channel – Hot Fruit EP
Patience – Dizzy Spells
Mope grooves – Desire
Vanishing Twin – The Age Of Immunology
French Vanilla – How Am I Not Myself?
Current Affairs – Object & Subject
Cate Le Bon – Reward
Comfort – Not Passing EP

Gigs
The Ex – Worm, Rotterdam
Rina Mushunga/ Ibibio Sound Machine – Classic Grand, Glasgow
Free love / Brigid Mae Power/Rozi Plain – Howlin Fling festival, Isle of Eigg
Handle – No Home – Ain Bailey – Otim Alpha – Supernormal Fest
Bikini kill – Hollywood Palladium, LA
Deerhoof – Earth, London
Hairband/ The Raincoats – Mono, Glasgow
Guttersnipe – Brudnell Social Club, Leeds
Charli Xcx – Swg3 Glasgow
Gauche/ Hothead – Comet Ping Pong, DC
Public Practice – Rough Trade, NY
Rattle – Face O festival, Geneva

comix
Eleanor Davis – Hard of Tomorrow
Nick Drnaso – Sabrina
Micheal Deforge – A Western World
Jessica Campbell – XTC69
Tillie Walden – On A Sunbeam
Hernandez brothers – all the new love and rockets comix !!!

Video Games
Zelda Breath Of the wild (finally finished it after 120 hours spread across 2 years )
UNDERTALE
Fire Emblem Three Houses
TETRIS 99!!
Moonlighter
Gris
Friends Of Ringo Ishikawa (rly not sure if this game is broken or if the designers/writers were having an existential crisis!? It is brilliant)
What remains of Edith Finch
Astral Chain
Neo Cab
UNTITLED GOOSE GAME

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