Peter of HWGM @ Brooklyn Bowl, 9/18/2012 (more by Sarah Gainer)
Here We Go Magic

Here We Go Magic's A Different Ship has made a few Best of 2012 lists, including ones from The Fly, Q, Johnny Beach of Bowery Presents and Freelance Whales. But what records did they like this year? Drummer Peter Hale submitted a list to us, with the following note:

Two confessions: I've ordered these very haphazardly, and I added my band's record as number one.

I don't get asked to do this very often (maybe that's why), but I'm honored to do it and humbled (really) by the multitude of beautiful records. I'm probably wrong, but I imagine anyone who's ever worked as hard as he or she could on an album would agree that celebrating it is the best way to let it go; to release it not just to the public, but from those straps -- the emotions and toil -- that bind it so closely to our hearts. Like so many graduation days, this is letting go. What a great year!

Here We Go Magic only have one show on their schedule: January 17 at Le Poisson Rouge and tickets are on sale now. Meanwhile, HWGM started a Pledge Music campaign to fund a new live EP. There are some fun incentives, including having Peter cook for you or a private gig from the band.

You can check out their Pledge Music video below, alongside Peter's Top 11 of 2012.


Here We Go Magic - Pledge Music video

Peter Hale of Here We Go Magic - Top 10 of 2012
11) Willy Mason - Carry On
10) Cleaners From Venus -- Vol. 1 and 2 (box set)
9) Pond -- Beards, Wives, Denim
8) Fiona Apple -- The Idler Wheel
7) Delicate Steve -- Positive Force
6) TEEN -- In Limbo
5) CAN -- The Lost Tapes
4) WITCH -- Introduction and In the Past / Including Janet (reissues)
3) Jeremy Denk -- Jeremy Denk Plays Ligeti and Beethoven
2) K.S. Chithra -- Finderskeepers Compilation (comp/reissue)
1) Here We Go Magic -- A Different Ship

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