Guest Post: Geert from The Black Atlantic provides a mixtape with some “Best of 2012”

The Black Atlantic - photo by Aïsha Zeijpveld
The Black Atlantic – photo by Aïsha Zeijpveld (Geert on the bottom…er, I mean the top stair)

Netherlands Indie-folk band The Black Atlantic have been a staple of Slowcoustic for a few years now and I have over that time gotten to “internet know” Geert from the band.  Great guy and once you look into him you know he has a lot more music in him than you might expect (did someone say he used to be in a punk band?).  Well, enough of calling him out onto the mat where he can’t defend himself but in his defense (see what I did there?) he has provided an excellent selection of some of his favourite songs of 2012.  Well, some of is Slowcoustic orientated favourites that include music that spans his personal favourites, musicians that have meaning to him specifically and beautiful music created from friends – all from this calendar year!


Rue Royale — “Try As They Might” off split tour cassette w/ Kim Janssen


Kim Janssen — “City of the Dead” off split tour cassette w/ Rue Royale


I Am Oak — “Gliss” off Skulk 7”


Daniel Rossen — “Golden Mile” off Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP

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Robin Pecknold — “White Lace, Regretfully” off Unified Field Collective literary journal + 10” LP (also feat. an unreleased Bonnie “Prince” Billie song)

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James Blackshaw — “We Who Stole The Dream” off “Love is The Plan, The Plan is Death”

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Honig — “In My Drunken Head” off “Empty Orchestra”


Björn Kleinhenz “Leipzig Lover” off “The Fall of Discontent”


Salt Supply “A Day To Order” off “A Lighter Weight, A Stronger Back”


Case Mayfield “Orgasms” off “10”

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We will update this post with some commentary from Geert shortly – but he wanted to make sure we get you some fantastic end of year listening today…thanks Geert!

~Sandy (Smansmith)