Everybody and their goddamned grandmother are pissing their end of the year, best of lists into the wind this week. It can be a fun exercise, but it also completely neglects the music that will sneak under your radar or that gets dropped into the world during the last month of the year.
One such record that just snuck the fuck up on me is this new jawn by XFA, the new project by friend of the site, Boston Slevin. This devilish little collection – released digitally via Equilateral Records – sounds to these ears like an overloaded NES system trying to communicate something very important. The message gets completely garbled as the fate of mankind hangs in the balance.