aon 2012

AON 2012 Day 28: #1

From Indian Lakes: Able Bodies
Yosemite Valley, California
Label: Self Released
Released: November 13, 2012

This five-piece from the mountains have followed up their debut release with a brilliant sophomore album featuring poingniant lyrics, dramatic instrumentation and overarching percussion. This type of musicianship and songwriting is hard to come by, especially across an entire album. The passion seen in Able Bodies is astonishing and it’s not hard to recognize. I’m sure we can expect a lot more from these boys in the future, given their track record.

Listen to From Indian Lakes’ “Able Bodies” on Spotify.

AON 2012 Day 27: #2

P.O.S.: We Don’t Even Live Here
Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Label: Rhymesayers
Released: October 23, 2012

The fourth studio album from P.O.S. opens strong with “Bumper,” setting the tone for the whole record. We Don’t Even Live Here doesn’t let up for the full 39 minutes and 40 seconds. The record shows growth since Never Better, which seems almost impossible considering the caliber of work on the last album. I have no words for the excellence shown on this record.

Listen to P.O.S.’ “We Don’t Even Live Here” on Spotify.