Feature, Reviews

Rad Releases ’14- Lukas Hodge Sargent House

December 23, 2014

As the countdown to the end of 2014 quickly approaches we take a personal look back on familiar names, features and musicians’ best releases of the past 12 months. Circuit Sweet will be featuring the featured artists of the site with their personal top 5 releases of the year.

In our end of year special we let our favorites take over the site to tell us the records that have made their end of year lists, their favorite events/gigs and what we can look forward to from them next year.
Continuing our annual take over we see the renowned Sargent House and members of their prestigious team take to the site to tell all of their favourite records of the year. In the first Sargent House Installment we speak to Lukas Hodge, Creative director for Sargent House & The Farm Family tell us his most loved records of the year and why.

Top 5 –

Perfume Genius – Too Bright

This is the most impressive record I’ve heard in such a long time. When an artist can write an entire record about feelings and situations that I have no way of understanding, yet am completely effected by, I feel like it’s an important one. I can’t remember the last time any piece of music presented me with something I’ve never felt before.

Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden / Wreck & Reference – Want

These records hold the same spot because both bands are at the top of their game and put out two records forcing the boundaries of their genre to bend on complete opposite sides of the spectrum.

Iceage – Plowing Into The Field of Love

My favorite moment in most career trajectories of abrasive bands is when they decide to try and be “accessible”. When a weird band stays weird, but seamlessly injects their weirdness into the “pop formula”, it can be such a beautiful thing.

Mica Levi – Under The Skin OST


The only record this year that actually scared me. It’s a film score, but stands alone given just how unnerving it is. Coincidentally, one of my favorite films of the year.

Run The Jewels – RTJ2

If someone pressed the audio from Killer Mike’s CNN interview on Ferguson, it’d be my favorite album of the year. The guy is a genius, and matched with El-P’s always-flawless production, Run The Jewels is untouchable. It’s sad, it’s hilarious and it’s angry.

The best gig you have attended

Every night on the Deafheaven/Pallbearer/Wreck & Reference tour. Nick Cave at the Egyptian Theatre. Slint at the El Rey. Iceage at The Echo.

Thank you Lukas, we speak to more of the Sargent House team in due course but until then we wish all of team SH and the Farm Family a very successful 2015!



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