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D.C. alt-country stalwarts Shortstack provide their top eleven records of 2007. It’s a list that’s at once dusty and esoteric (Daniel Higgs, Sir Richard Bishop) and contemporary (Spoon, Vic Chesnutt) and entirely befitting of the band—who hold the high honor of being the sole local group that former City Paper staffer John Metcalfe ever admitted to liking. Shortstack’s recently completed The Covers EP—which features excellent arrangements of tunes by John Fogerty, Daniel Higgs, and more—arrives February 5th on Gypsy Eyes.
In no particular order..
Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Vandaveer – Grace and Speed
Sir Richard Bishop – Polytheistic Fragments
Vic Chestnutt – North Star Deserter
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights
Daniel Higgs – Ancestral Songs
Iron and Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
Yo La Tengo – I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Various Artists/Dust-to-Digital Records – The Art of Field Recording, Vol. 1
Ted Leo – Living with the Living
Feist – The Reminder