Welcome back to the weekly New Vibrations!!
This week is very special, it’s probably my favorite show so far–I rounded up all of the best tracks that were released in 2016 by the raddest independent artists there is in the game! 2016 was most definitely a shitty year, but out of the shit grew magnificent talent. I mean, shitty times can be a muse to the artists and it sure was for these guys.
We’ve got The Growlers, Allah-Las, The Mystery Lights, Pup, The Coathangers, and so many other cool bands that you will never need another playlist again.
So here you are, the best of the best that came out of 2016.
(Yes, it’s bias because they cater to my preferences, but F.U. I’ve got a great taste in music.)
LOVE YOU ALL AND GOOD RIDDANCE 2016; HELLO 2017!
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