As the year winds to an end, we’ve asked some of our favorite artists to select their five favorite releases of 2009. Class Actress is the brainchild of Brooklyn based artist Elizabeth Harper, and she is poised to breakout in a big way in 2010. Her debut ep Journal of Ardency is scheduled for a February 9th release on Terrible Records, the new offshoot from Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor. If you haven’t yet, get the leadoff track “Careful What You Say” below. Harper took time out from her busy schedule to share her favorite things of the year.
2009 In no particular order.
Girls – “Lust for Life” (single)
A warm, honest hug from the friend you wish you had who’d admit they were as fucked up as you.
Mariah Carey – “Obsessed” (single)
Nobody does it like Mariah, she just makes hooky, bitchy, diva pop hits.
Cass McCombs – “You Saved My Life” (track from Catacombs)
Epic love song. Seeing him play this live at the Bowery Ballroom was beautiful. I have a crush on him.
Patrick Cleandenim – “Telephone Song” (track from Orange Moonbeam Floorshow)
I listened to this song for a month straight. Maybe because I had a crush on him, maybe not.
Chairlift – “Evident Utensil” (video)
I was tied up limb for limb to a tree in the woods, whipped by Victor (Boy Crisis/Das Rascit) and then baptized in a river.
Das Racist – “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” (track)
Major Lazer – “Pon De Floor” (Video)
Let the Right One In (film)
still and romantic