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Best of 2015

We are not one to break traditions, so we all sat down in the beginning of this year with piles of records, cd’s and digital playlists to make our annual Top 10. So many great albums to chose from, and so many good memories. Driving into Germany for our show in Hameln while enjoying some wintersun (not the band) and the new Millencolin album, suprised by how catchy it was and how easily we could sing along. Put us right in a good mood. And of course the glorious return of Good Riddance, including an awesome performance on last year’s Groezrock. We’re not a happy band, but at that moment all five of us stood there smiling. Shortly after we all enjoyed some beers at the Make Do And Mend performance, seriously impressed. The list is endless.

As usual we added up all our individual lists to create that one big Note to Amy yearlist. And just like every year, there’s five guys in our band with different tastes, lots of overlaps, and strange choices. We all enjoy the occasional bit of punkrock obviously, but certainly are no strangers to other genres. Remember our album of the year 2011? (Benighted – Asylum Cave). You can see our individual lists at the bottom – there might be some interesting records in there for some of you.

This year the list contains music that you will find on our iPods and that you’ll find us playing in our van when on our way to shows (not on the way back. Then we stick to Bad Religion or Iron Maiden’s “Life After Death”). For the first time every tho, not a single record shows up on all five individual lists. Good Riddance shows up on four lists (somebody should slap Eelco for not putting it on there), and Wiegedood, Make Do And Mend and Der Weg Einer Freiheit make three lists.

We’ve created a Spotify playlist so you can listen to it as well, and maybe you’ll find some new bands that you haven’t heard of. Kick back, grab a beer, coffee or fruitjuice and put it on. You might need to keep your remote control handy, as you might want to skip over a few bits.

Enjoy!

Best of 2015

01 – Wiegedood – De Doden Hebben Het Goed
02 – Good Riddance – Peace In Our Time
03 – Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Stellar
04 – Cattle Decapitation – The Anthropocene Extinction
05 – Turnstile – Nonstop Feeling
06 – Make Do And Mend – Don’t Be Long
07 – Defeater – Abandoned
08 – Millencolin – True Brew
09 – Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
10 – Marduk – Frontschwein

 

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New video for About Murder

As you might recall from the great pictures and lovely stories, we did a tour in January through Germany and Czech Republic.
We enjoyed ourselves every night, made new friends and saw beautiful places. All of that we captured on video, and we recorded all our performances. Fast forward a few weeks; and here it is; we made it into an official video for “About Murder”.

The track is from our last album “Life Is Not Enough” which you can pick up in our store.

 

 

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Best of 2014

It’s slowly become a Note to Amy tradition; a list of our favorite albums of the past year.
Just like in 2012 and 2013 we sat down and all created a top 10 of our favorite albums of 2014. A great year for music, and we had a lot of fun going over the past year.

The only album that made all five our lists is “Hang” by Lagwagon. Wouter and Eelco are the only two that have “The Satanist” by Behemoth in their lists, both put that album as their #1 of the year. They’re our two little metal fanatics and maybe it’s safe to hide your matches when we play in a town near you if they have a church. You never know.

The total list -just like our individual lists- is quite diverse, ranging from punkrock to metal to hardcore and to some nice relaxing soft tunes. We can’t always be tough guys.

Anyway, for those of you that use Spotify, we created a little playlist with our communal top 10, so feel free to check that out and see (and hear) what the Note to Amy guys listen to. We’ll probably end up enjoying the list ourselves in our van when we head on tour next week!

Feel free to let us know what you think of our lists, and please share yours with us! We love to discover new things too.

If you read this on the frontpage of our site: click the “continue reading” button at the bottom, you can find our individual lists.
For now, enjoy!

01 – Lagwagon – Hang
02 – The Menzingers – Rented World
03 – Architects – Lost Forever//Lost Together
04 – Behemoth – The Satanist
05 – Giant Eagles – Giant Egos
06 – Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt
07 –  Pianos Become The Teeth – Keep You
08 – La Dispute – Rooms Of The House
09 – Lana Del Rey – Ultaviolence
10 – Bane – Don’t Wait Up

 

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