We're happy to present "Post-Trash's Best of 2018: Staff-Wide Top 50" as voted by the entire team (including individual contributor lists). With 14 of our writers submitting their votes, we had 189 different records nominated and only the top 3 records received a score of 60 or higher.
They've spent the past five years releasing increasingly great albums, perfecting their vision of tattered indie rock with sharp stabs of post-punk, psych, twangy hardcore, and their own unique go at jangly art pop. Over Everything, due out February 23rd via the ever reliable Sad Cactus Records, is a sweeping collision of opposing forces, a menacing blend of explosive dynamics and infectious melodies.
Welcome to the second annual Post-Trash "Year In Review," a look back at our favorite music of the year. Let this be your guide to not only reconnect with your personal favorites, but more importantly to discover something new. We've profiled 100+ of the releases that make Post-Trash the site that it is, with countless others recommended as "further listening," a section for releases you might have missed.
The entire album flows fluidly and lucidly, transitioning smoothly from heavier moments of driving washed out post-punk to bright and jangly indie folk. The guitar and bass tones are situated expertly throughout the album to have just the right amount of ambiguity and just the right amount of clear expression.
Twisted post-punk and dark as hell psych rock are par for the course, strung out in every direction as the guitars work together to create a thick layered madness. At the core of their charm lies duel vocalists Sam Robinson and Meryl Schultz, often singing simultaneously, harmonizing at times and delightfully working against each at others. Beautiful, discordant, well structured yet deceptively loose, their music pushes as it pulls, transfixed in it's sinister witchy grooves.