2006 EP Picks

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Below are my ordered 2006 EP picks, enjoy and let me know what you think.

1. Elephant Gun [mp3 expired]
Beirut, Lon Gisland EP [Get it]

2. Back Home To Harlem [mp3 expired]
The Rosewood Thieves, From The Decker House EP [Get it]

3. Don’t Leave [mp3 expired]

Frankel, Chatterbox EP [Get it]

4. High On A Hill [mp3 expired]
The Little Ones, Sing Song EP [Get it]

5. Trouble [mp3 expired]
Voxtrot, Your Biggest Fan EP [Get it]

6. Your Unknown [mp3 expired]
Le Firm, Flugsport EP [Get it]

7. Atrophy [mp3 expired]
City-State, “Wolves” + 4 [Get it]

8. When I Am Gone [mp3 expired]
Sparrow House, Falls EP [Get it]

9. Roll Down The Hill [mp3 expired]
Fields, 7 From The Village [Get it]

10. Dark Rooms [mp3 expired]
Tom Thumb & the Latter Day Saints, Kindermusik EP [Get it]

And although 3epkano doesn’t deem their debut album an EP…I think it should be considering it is 6 tracks with a running time of 31 minutes but I wanted to mention this Self Titled album again because I think it is one of the better instrumental indie-rock albums of this year. Check out the website for some free downloads.


I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to FiL over at Pogo A Go-Go
You are the greatest FiL!


13 Responses to “2006 EP Picks”

  1. Don't Need Anything on December 17th, 2006 10:17 pm

    jeez rachel, once again i only know 2 of these. more work to do – and i havent even done the old work yet.

  2. Rich on December 17th, 2006 10:31 pm

    I was gonna call you out on the Beirut EP since it doesn’t even come out until January (and I haven’t heard it), but I see the vinyl has been out since last month. Heh.

    So I guess it’s fair game for next year too!

  3. drainpip on December 17th, 2006 10:55 pm


    your par for course is a hole in one…

    I didn’t even look that up on a book of bad metaphors, I totally made that up on my own just now.

    a drainpip original. tm.

  4. tad on December 17th, 2006 11:33 pm

    i think i’ll be sitting next to Don’t Need Anything in that class…when is our assignment due?

  5. Rachel on December 18th, 2006 2:49 am

    Matthew, what the hell? Get to work then geez :)

    Rich, hehe I was wondering if someone was going to say something about that. I was debating it, but with it bein g available online and on vinyl I couldn’t resist, check out Carousels it is fantastic. And yeah I say it is fair game for 2007 too. Hopefully that won’t be it from him though…

    drainpip, lol no that was a good metaphor…if I was golfing. hehe
    I am so kidding, thank you. Pleased you like Sparrow House and Beirut. :)

    tad, stop slacking off man! ;) What am I going to do with you two?
    But if you really need an assignment to get you motivated then…I can give you an assignment but it won’t be easy. haha

  6. Wayne on December 18th, 2006 5:21 am

    quite a few i have to check out there, i do love the little ones and voxtrot can do no wrong. have you heard the lovely sparrows?, that is one of my fav EP’s this year.

  7. m on December 18th, 2006 10:08 am

    you know, i was going to do an EP list, too, but i decided to go ahead and stick my favorite one in my album list instead. hope it still counts. ;-)

    i feel like i’m a bit out of it, too, as i am unfamiliar with a lot of these. maybe they are from early in the year? could that be my excuse?

  8. Doctor Mooney on December 18th, 2006 6:14 pm

    Nice Post…those are some great EPs!! I really like the Rosewood Thieves EP!!

    I wanted to let you know that I have their KEXP radio session MP3s up on my music blog, “Doctor Mooney’s 115th Dream.” (http://doctormooney.blogspot.com) They played five songs and did an interview! The posting is from November 7, 2006, so you’ll have to scroll down a bit…check it out when you have the time.

    Twas a great set…

    Set List

    Los Angeles
    There You Go (Again)
    Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You




  9. Andy on December 18th, 2006 8:09 pm

    Excellent choices! Rosewood Thieves and Le Firm are my favorites.

  10. Rachel on December 18th, 2006 9:29 pm

    Wayne, I have heard the lovely sparrows and I was really considering putting them on the list but while I was going through everything I just didn’t listen to their EP as much as these other ones. :)

    Marcy, you can most certainly group your selcted EP’s with your album list, it is your list after all. I wasn’t going to originally make up an EP list but it all just came together…:)
    And I am glad you don’t know all of these…If there are some band introductions, that makes it all worth while.

    Mooney, I just had deja vu…Because I remember seeing this EXACT comment on another post I did which mentioned The Rosewood Thieves…Do it again and I will report you.

    Andy, thank you so much! Glad you like. And the members of Le Firm are a cool bunch of guys, if you want check out their myspace. :)

  11. FiL on December 18th, 2006 11:45 pm

    Wow, a 2006 EP list too! That’s impressive!

    I heartily agree with the Beirut placement – deserves to be up top. I also particularly liked Le Firm’s post-punky vibe. And The Sparrows’ lo-key motoring is rather groovy.

    Sigh, I’m feeling that I should chuck out a list of my own now. Chances are it’ll be a rather unstructured, amorphous one, but hey, it’ll be mine and I’ll love it.

    Argh, feeling exhausted. Bed. Now. Maybe I’ll be lucky & the dog will curl up next to me and keep me warm.

  12. FiL on December 18th, 2006 11:46 pm

    Oh, and thank you for the lovely birthday shout-out!!

  13. fb on December 19th, 2006 9:03 am

    Great List! But no Arctic Monkeys (or “Arcade Monkeys” as I keep calling them?) I’m so happy to be introduced to all of these!

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