2012 was easily my best year behind the lens. From becoming a seemingly permanent fixture at mainstays like The Echo and Check Yo Ponytail to trips to New York, Vancouver and the deserts of California, I’m extremely thankful to have seen and shot the long, long list of shows that I did. Consider this post a thank you of sorts to anyone involved in making events like these happen. If you remember, we did this same sort of post last year as well.

The Holloweyed’s Year in Music review continues this week with LPs, friends lists and more. Stay tuned. Our Top EPs / 7″ post is already live.

ALL photos by MATT DRAPER.

For information on prints and/or future work, send a shout. 

 

 

THE HOLLOWEYED’S TOP PHOTOS OF 2012

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King Tuff

 

DIIV

 

Bleached (Halloween)

 

Portugal. The Man

 

Deafheaven

 

Hecuba

 

Refused

 

Crowd- Burgerrama 

 

Dum Dum Girls

 

Ceremony (Record Release) 

 

Crowd- Ceremony

 

Light Asylum

 

OFF!

 

SpaceGhostPurrp

 

Genesis P-Orridge - Psychic TV / PTV3 

 

Jack Tatum (Wild Nothing) 

 

The Faint (Plays Danse Macabre)

 

Yasmine Kittles (TEARIST)

 

Trust

 

Squarepusher

 

Fucked Up

 

Converge 

 

Of Montreal

 

IO Echo


The Soft Moon

 

Divine Fits

 

No Age (No Wal-Mart in Chinatown Benefit)

 

Tame Impala

 

The Chain Gang of 1974

 

Tropic of Cancer

 

Alan Polomo (Neon Indian) and Yasmine Kittles (TEARIST) 

 

James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem DJs) 

 

Refused (Glasshouse- their first U.S. show in 14 years) 

 

Ty Segall

 

Grimes

 

Big Freedia

 

Cameron Reed (Babe Rainbow)

 

Wavves

 

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

 

Hoax

 

Hype Williams (James Ferraro)

 

Gatekeeper

 

SUNN O)))

 

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

 

Hecuba

 

Yeasayer

 

Nicolas Jaar

 

Aaron Coyes (Peaking Lights) and son, Mikko

 

Salem

 

Crowd- Trash Talk

 

SUNN O)))

 

Grandaddy

 

Peaking Lights and Mikko

 

Soft Metals

 

Fan- Hoax 

 

Daughn Gibson

 

John Maus

 

Lee Spielman (Trash Talk), Earl Sweatshirt (OFWGKTA) and friend

 

Das Racist

 

The Orwells

 

Brooke Candy and dancers- Grimes (DJ) 

 

Spindrift

 

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

 

Quicksand

 

Desaparecidos 

Jack Ladder

 

Young Prisms

 

The Vaselines

 

Ty Segall

 

The Antlers

 

SUNN O)))

 

Pictureplane

 

Drummer- Matthew Dear

 

Cold Cave 

 

Dam Funk

 

Trash Talk

 

Prince Rama

 

WHY?

 

OFF!

 

Mikko

 

Action Bronson

 

Sam Bosson (Trash Talk)

 

Youth Code

 

 

Chromatics

 

Chelsea Wolfe

 

Zola Jesus

 

FIDLAR

 

Ceremony

 

Converge (Inside Vacation Vinyl) 

 

The Amazing

 

LESANDS

 

The Jesus & Mary Chain

 

The Black Lips

 

Ceremony

 

The Jesus & Mary Chain

 

Bear in Heaven

 

Purity Ring

 

 

The Faint

 

Cities Aviv

 

The Faint

 

Cass McCombs

 

Dead Meadow

 

A-Trak and his brother, Dave 1 (Chromeo) 

 

Dean Wareham (Plays Galaxie 500) 

 

Audacity

 

The Faint

 

Cloud Nothings

 

King Dude

 

Death Grips

 

Divine Fits

 

King Tuff’s Guitar

 

The Lonely Wild

 

Future Islands

 

Kim Fowley 

 

John Cale

 

Hanni El Khatib 

 

Glass Candy

 

Icona Pop

 

Django Django

 

How to Dress Well

 

Shuggie Otis

 

Weekend

 

OFF!

 

Death Grips

 

Deafheavem

 

Grimes and Kreayshawn

 

Crowd- FYF

 

Chromatics

 

Jack Ladder

 

King Kahn and The Shrines

 

James Blake

 

Cold Showers

 

LE1F

 

Moonface

 

OFWGKTA

 

Retox

 

SUNN O)))

 

OFF!

 

The Lonely Wild

 

Liars

 

Dinosaur Jr.

 

White Fence

 

Lightning Bolt