Last year's Beech Coma Volume 2 compilation was my favorite compilation of 2014. It was absolute steal for £2, 13 fantastic tracks in all, and was even offered for free during the month of December. Selections from Dan E Brown, Hella Better Dancer, Abattoir Blues, Breathe Panel, and Home Clouds were repeatedly played, over and over. Even obsessed over at times. And then, it included our absolute favorite song of 2014, 'Oldest Friend' by Lazy Day. Months after buying, we're still listening, digging up new favorites with each listen.
I know it's early in 2015, and we've only had our hands on it for less than 2 weeks, but 80N7's All-American Edition compilation is going to be tough to beat as the year progresses. First time through the collection and I fell for Ringo Deathstarr's shoegazing bit of fun, 'Big Bopper', and now I'm quite taken with Dude York's 'Something'. The band is an absolute new name to me, but their contribution to the collection gripped me the instant I heard that riff, that beat, the vocals. It reminds me of the sounds coming from early 80's MTV, back when MTV was vital, and has been on repeat for going on 24 hours. Dude York are Andrew, Claire, and Peter, an American band (Seattle) with a combined 78 years experience. Stream the infectious 'Something' below, it's the Song of the Day!