The Hotelier had a great 2016 with the release of Goodness (our 22nd favorite album of the year), and they've got two shows left before 2017 is here. First they'll open one of the Thursday reunion shows in Jersey next week (tickets), and then they'll play a New Year's Eve show at NYC's Mercury Lounge with Oso Oso and Born Without Bones opening. Tickets for that show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair. To win, leave a comment at the bottom of this post with your name, or tweet the following: "hoping to win tix to The Hotelier at Mercury Lounge from @brooklynvegan"

Hotelier singer/bassist Christian Holden also made us a list of their favorite albums of the year, including Mitski, Pinegrove, Crying, Mannequin Pussy and more. Check out the full list below.

For more year-end lists from The Hotelier's Tiny Engines labelmates, head here.

In 2017, The Hotelier will tour Europe. All dates are listed, with a stream of Goodness, below. Pictures from various shows The Hotelier played this year are in the gallery above.

Christian Holden's Top Albums of 2016
I have been mostly catching up with records from 2015 I missed, but these are the records I've been happy to have in my ear most of this year.

Katie Dey- Flood Network
Japanese Breakfast- Psychopomp
Bellows- Fist & Palm
Pinegrove- Cardinal
Crying- Beyond The Fleeting Gales
John K Samson- Winter Wheat
Told Slant- Going By
Mannequin Pussy- Romantic
Mitski- Puberty 2
MalYMarco- This Winter
Alyssa Kai- Notion


The Hotelier -- 2016/2017 Tour Dates
Dec 29 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ w/ Thursday
Dec 31 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Jan 14 Metro Chicago, IL
Jan 19 The Workmans Club Dublin, Ireland
Jan 20 The Wardrobe Leeds, United Kingdom
Jan 21 Stereo Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jan 23 Gorilla Manchester, United Kingdom
Jan 24 Mama Roux's Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jan 25 The Dome London, United Kingdom
Jan 26 Thekla Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 27 Kavka Antwerp, Belgium
Jan 28 Tower Bremen, Germany
Jan 29 Gebäude 9 Koln, Germany
Jan 31 Conne Island Leipzig, Germany
Feb 01 Cassiopeia Berlin, Germany
Feb 02 Backstage Munich, Germany
Feb 03 Arena Vienna, Austria
Feb 05 Biko Club Milan, Italy
Feb 06 Dynamo Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 07 Bitterzoest Amsterdam, Netherlands

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