Three Imaginary Girls

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Still Flyin photo by Steve Louie

For some reason as stressful as it is sometimes to do, I found myself compiling a bunch of year end and decade end lists over the holiday weekend. So many so, I decided to spread out all my lists throughout the week. Today we’ll start with the meat of the list — my favorite releases of 2009.

As long as I’ve been making lists, it’s always been apparent that I’m partial to Pacific Northwest bands… and this year it’s especially so. I’m sure I’ve forgotten something that I love beyond belief.. but here is the list as of *right now*. What are your favorite local and non-local releases of 2009?

imaginary liz’s 2009 favorites
1. VisqueenMessage to Garcia
2. Matt and KimGrand
3. The ThermalsNow We Can See
4. BOATSetting the Paces
5. Pains of Being Pure at HeartPains of Being Pure at Heart
6. TelekinesisTelekinesis!
7. ijiIn Celebration
8. No-Fi Soul RebellionOh Please Please Please
9. Monsters of FolkMonsters of Folk
10. The Lonely ForestWe Sing The Body Electric
11. Throw Me The StatueCreaturesque
12. LacrosseBandages For The Heart
13. Brown RecluseSoft Skin
14. Skeletons With Flesh On ThemAll The Other Animals

Favorite song of 2009
Still Flyin – “The Hott Chord Is Struck” off the album Never Gonna Touch The Ground. You can hear it on our May, 2009 podcast!

If you want to see what my year end mix looks like, you can view {and purchase} the tracks here and download the print-ready mix cover art PDF.

{Still Flyin’ photo by Steve Louie}