Friday Download: December 27, 2013
We made it to the end of the year, y'all. And while we don't have a comprehensive breakdown of everything that happened this year (the internet told us it would explode if another "Year End" list was made), our links do have some things to look forward to in 2014, and some good cheer to take us into the new year. See everyone in 2014! —Katie
Okay, we're including one end-of-year list, but it's a good one. We love Stereogum's Most Anticipated Albums of 2014 list because it doesn't recap a bunch of stuff that's already happened, but rather a bunch of albums coming out that we can look forward to. *Waits patiently for new Robyn.*
Pitchfork Guide to NYE
The Pitchfork Guide to NYE is exactly that - a guide to some of the coolest shows happening across the globe on New Year's Eve. Sure, it's easy for NYE to be the worst (forced fun and drunk bros), but getting a chance to see your favorite band makes everything just a littttle bit better.
I'm happy that these guys are back this year, and to end the year with a new video was a good way to go out. This song also makes me feel super nostalgic and mopey, and if that isn't fitting for the end of the year, then I don't know what is.
Couple Shoots Up-inspired Photos
This is just a cute, cute, cute "oh-my-god-I'm-crying" story about a couple (married for 61 years) who shot some photos inspired by the movie Up. It is just adorable, and will take us all into 2014 with smiles on our faces and songs in our hearts.