Class of 2011: The Short Bus

In years past, ILSUDH2 has lumped these short-players in with their long playing brethren, but this year there were enough ‘bite-sized’ releases to warrant their own post.  Here are the Favorite EPs of 2011.

* Spotify playlist at bottom of post

05. The Morning Clouds – Wasted Youth Blues
(Lefse, 2011)

‘how do you sleep next to me’

The Morning Clouds – Ends

04. Wise Blood – These Wings
(Dovecote, 2011)

‘I need someone who won’t faint when I go insane’

Wise Blood – Penthouse Suites

03. WHITE HORSE – THE REVENANT GOSPELS volume I/II
(self released, 2010 & 2011)

‘serenaded by those whom are no longer with us’

WHITE HORSE – The Blessing of Heaven is Visibly Upon Me

02. James Blake – Enough Thunder EP
(Universal Republic, 2011)

‘we can hope for heartbreak now’

James Blake – Enough Thunder

01. Alabama Shakes – Alabama Shakes EP
(self-released, 2011)

are you scared to tell somebody how you feel about somebody

Alabama Shakes – Hold On

Unlistable:
Lissie – Covered Up With Flowers
(Fat Possum, 2011)
This collection highlights Lissie’s unique cover songs, but didn’t seem appropriate for the list because it lacks any original material.

Favorite EPs of 2011

Class of 2011: The Freshmen
Class of 2011: The Performers
Class of 2011: The Short Bus
Class of 2011: MVPs
Class of 2011: Children of the Damned
Class of 2011: The Overachievers
Class of 2011: The Soundtrack