Kevin Attics of bands Literature and Mercury Girls, has made year-end mixes for BrooklynVegan for the last couple years. He's done it again, this time enlisting help from Wildhoney's Joe Trainor. (Kevin is occasionally a live member in Wildhoney too.). They call this year's mix "The Untameables" and here's Kevin's intro:

Let’s be honest. By March of this year we’d already exhausted the phrase “Fuck 2016”. What started as a rough Spring for many became an all-out freefall for most everyone by Autumn. But for those paying attention, the chaos 2016 brought with it was matched by a creative heart that beat back stronger and louder than ever. Artists whose music gave us a blueprint on channelling grief and loss (Japanese Breakfast, Fear of Men), bands whose aggression and frustration equaled our own (Post Pink, Mannequin Pussy, Bad Moves), and plenty of music for the dance party at the end of the world (Real Numbers, The Spook School). Also, Hurry released new music for, like, the third year in a row so there’s that.

Here again is a collection of essential songs from the past year. A little mix for you as we prepare for the work ahead of us.

You can listen to their mix and check out the tracklist below.

Wildhoney and Mercury Girls were both on the terrific Continental Drift compilation that was released via Fortuna Pop!/Slumberland earlier this year which you can stream below. Mercury Girls will be in NYC to play with No Joy at Shea Stadium on February 25. Evil Daughter are also on the bill and tickets are on sale now. Mercury Girls will also play Philly's Boot & Saddle on December 17 which is the 6th Annual Work Drugs Holiday Spectacle with RFA.


The Untameables - Essential Songs of 2016
compiled by Kevin Attics (Mercury Girls) and Joe Trainor (Wildhoney)

The Spook School - Gone Home
Japanese Breakfast - Everybody Wants To Love You
Real Numbers - Only Two Can Play
Hurry - Fascination
Bad Moves - Shitty Tomorrow
Trust Fund - Crab Line
Beverly - Bulldozer
Très Oui - Fall Back (demo)
Post Pink - High
Mannequin Pussy - Emotional High
Tony Molina - I Don't Want To Know
Big Baby - Crush
Patience - The Church
Fear of Men - Trauma
The Hairs - Homeboyz
EZTV - High Flying Faith
Martha - Chekhov's Hangnail
Flowers - Pull My Arm
Kew - June 19th
Strange Passage - Shine and Scatter
Cigarette - Warm Shadows
Romantic States - Take My Hand And Run
Draa - Losing My Charm
Halfsour - Grump
Free Cake For Every Creature - I Wanna Make You Bread
Snail Mail - Slug
Louie Louie - Out In The Streets
Smut - Blush
Flasher - Erase Myself
Waveless - Dark Day
Blue Smiley - Flip
My Favorite - Killed For Kicks
Jock Gang - Tell Me About It
Ghost Gum - Edible Complex
Porridge Radio - Go Away

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