Last call for local recordings …

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, 4:46 pm by Ben Salmon

It’s that time of year again! I’m officially hard at work on my annual review of the year in local music. (You can find 2011 and links to 2007 through 2010 here.)

And that means I’m looking high and low to make sure I know about everything that happened, musically, in Central Oregon in 2012, including recordings by local artists.

I want to make sure I have ‘em all. So peruse the list below and see if your band or project (or a band or project you know of) is missing. This is what’s currently sitting on my desk and hard drive (it is possible I overlooked something), followed by a few things I know are out there but don’t have in my possession:

Akwanaut, “Akwanaut”
All You All, “Fluorescence”
All You All, “Incandescence”
Amsterdam and Goodwill, “Earth & Sky”
Jackie Barrett, “Between In and Out”
Beland, “Danger of Love”
Shannon Bex, “I’m A Woman”
Birdking, “Downwind”
The Confederats, “Runnin’ From the Cops!”
Elliot, “Borderlines”
Cy Erickson, “Redmond, Oregon”
Finn Miles, “Winteresque”
Hawkmeat, “Winter Ghosts”
Hilst & Coffey, “The Lonely Grange Sessions”
Bobby Lindstrom Band, “Between a Rock and a Blue Spot”
Mosley Wotta, “Amalgam X”
Mosley Wotta, “KinKonK”
The Mostest, “Zara Dreams”
The River Pigs, “… When Pigs Fly”
The Selfless Riot, “These Times of Our Lives”
Silvero, “Spiritual Vamp”
Subliminal, “Rise Up”
Jay Tablet, “White City”
Third Seven, “Cascadia”
Thumbprint Collective, “Listening Energy”
Eric Tollefson, “The Polar Ends”
Ventis, “Let Go”

Stuff I know came out but don’t have: another Cy Erickson album, the High Desert Hooligans album, and I think a metal band put something out, but now I can’t find where I saw that.

Stuff that’s coming out between now and the end of the year: albums by Harley Bourbon and Todd Haaby & Sola Via.

A few notes:

1. If you or your band released something in 2012 and you don’t see it on this list, write me ASAP at and let’s talk. But first, read #2.

2. Please note that what I’m looking for here isn’t really demos or unreleased stuff or a single song you posted online, though I would truly love to hear any or all of that stuff and I hope you’ll send it to me. But for this particular project, I’m really looking for full EPs or albums that have been recorded, packaged in some way and released for public consumption, either in a physical format or on the Internet.

3. This list isn’t as long as the ones I posted at this time the past two years, so either y’all aren’t releasing as much stuff or I’m missing some stuff. Again, if you know of something I’m missing, email me NOW at


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