Aaron Sainz runs the awesome record label Team Science out of Houston, TX. Team Science has released records by The Energy, Franz Nicolay, Matt & Kim, The Sidekicks, The Measure [SA] and others.
I met Aaron at Chaos in Tejas. We talked Olympia music over lunch by food trucks.
- THE MEN – Live at Rudyards
The best show I saw all year. Leave Home (Sacred Bones) is an almost perfect record.
- BALACLAVAS – “Snake People” Record Release
Dull Knife released this monster earlier this year. If you’re unfamiliar with these guys I highly encourage you to take a minute and listen to this record. The best LP to come out of Houston in 2011.
- WEIRD PARTY – “Honey Slides b/w Sarah Palin” Record Release
An essential Houston release by possible my favorite TX band. (Sex & Death)
- MILK MUSIC w/BLACK CONGRESS – Live at Rudyards
After months of spinning “Beyond Living” (Perennial) – my favorite record of 2011, I finally got to witness the mighty Milk Music live. This led to a slew of Olympia bands: WHITE BOSS, BROKEN WATER and GUN OUTFIT occupying my now playing box.
- TITAN BLOOD – “Too Much Talk” Record Release
Houston’s Titan Blood released my favorite local single of the year. Equal parts FREESTONE and REAGAN YOUTH. (self-released TB Collective)